Guidebook to the Philippines
In a country like the Philippines a lot of people have been asking “What are the must-see places?” or “What to do in a week?”. Good thing Lonely Planet has come up with a visually appealing guidebook with some really good suggestions.
10 impressions on El Nido town
When visiting El Nido, staying in the town is the more obvious choice. There are of course options in staying somewhere else like in the neighboring town of Corong-Corong for a more relaxed setting or if you are fancy go to Miniloc or Lagen islands. On my short visit on this somewhat isolated place, I chose to stay in El Nido town and here are my impressions.
When I first traveled solo series: The fisherman’s wharf
In the back draft stands the Lover’s Bridge. A fine structure displaying curved lines. I wonder why they call it that but I guess sunsets will make a romantic atmosphere in the area. I walked towards the bridge which is actually not very far from the bus drop off point. Only a few people were walking around, good timing I thought.
When I first traveled solo series: End of the line
This was going to be my first time to explore a place on my own. Hours and hours of reading through different blogs and forums until everything that I needed to know I knew. I am excited. Excited to see Taiwan. And while I was extremely anxious before I left home, at that moment all of that mysteriously disappeared.
When I first traveled solo series: Room #205
I was looking at the sleeping streets in the window on my right. A bit dazed, I told myself everyone must be under their sheets by now. The driver pulled over beside a building that looks to be closed already. Then he went down the bus and opened the cargo compartment. Ah this must be our stop.
How to battle solo travel nerves and start making friends
Solo travel is all hit recently. Travelers are talking about it and encouraging others to do the same. But for the unconventional ones it’s a major step not to be taken any time soon.
Jogjakarta and its street art
From the moment I and my friend got out of the airport I immediately felt the more relaxed vibe of the city compared to the more popular Bali. Jogjakarta (also known as Yogyakarta) is found in the Java island of Indonesia and is home to the Buddhist temple Borobudur.
Anilao in kayak
but when you’re done diving and wanna relax then kayaking is for you. With the laid back feel of Anilao, boating around is more than nice. You lay in the middle of the water with the nice view of hills and mountains and with the cool breeze keeping you company.