Asia Trip: Off the Beaten Path
Updated: Apr 11, 2021
The Philippines is a destination that is easy to visit multiple times due to its more than 7,000 islands. The most difficult decision you make as a traveler, is figuring out which island to visit first. The Philippines is divided into the three main island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, representing different regions in the country.
The scenery in each region ranges from mountainous and tropical to metropolitan. You can enjoy a day of walking the historical colonial streets of the capital city of Manila or catch a rare glimpse of tiny tarsier monkeys at a private sanctuary on the island of Bohol. The steep, plush mountains provide unforgettable hiking experiences.
Since the country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, it's not surprising the Philippines has some of the best beaches in Asia and the scuba diving opportunities are outstanding.
There’s a huge world out there with lots of cultures to discover, cuisines to taste and people to meet. You’ve probably heard all about Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia but how about the Philippines? With approximately 7,197 islands in the Philippines, it’s kind of hard to decide on the best places to visit!
Today's best places to visit :
1. Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Get on a local boat and go island hopping to Naked island, Daku island and Guyam island. Visit the Sohoton caves; you can go by kayak and explore the marine reserve and the natural cave tunnel. You’ll find a natural pool surrounded by rock formations in Magpupungko pool. It’s separated from the ocean by a large reef.
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2. Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
There’s a lot of reasons why the underground river in Puerto Princesa is one of the seven wonders of the world… you’ll have to visit to find them out! Go on a 1-hour paddleboat tour through the 1.5km of the cave to discover the underground river. island hopping from Honda bay is also a must. Visit Starfish island, Luli island, Cowrie island and Nagtabon, Napsan, Panaguran and Marufinas beaches.
Amaze yourself by visiting Crocodile farm and get close encounter with dozens of crocs.
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3. Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan is an exceptionally well-preserved 16th-century town. You’ll easily feel like you’re travelling back in time, back to when it was a European trading town in East and Southeast Asia. There is no wonder it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being a 16th-century town, there are lots of heritage museums to visit. The most recommended ones are Syquia Mansion, Crisologo museum and Padre Burgos Museum.. You have to try Ilocano food! Be sure to order Vigan Longganisa, Empanada, Bagnet and Chichacorn.
Those are just few best places to explore in the Philippines. Here you can find book your activities according to your own plan. However, I am here to assist you. Should you need my friendly assistance for your Philippine itinerary, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thailand is a must destination for money-wise tourists and tropical beach lovers. It is a country with an interesting culture. With an array of islands sprinkled along the south coast, there is plenty of sand and sea to see! Think crystal blue water, towering palm trees and plenty of activities to last a lifetime, this is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway, a non-stop adventure or a cheap holiday.
You have undoubtedly seen 'travel inspiring' photos of beautiful white sand, lush green cliffs and clear turquoise water. In Phuket, Kata Beach is a awesome! lined with palm trees and great restaurants. And between May and October, the sea is perfect for surf lovers. One of the most famous coasts, Railay Beach in Krabi, is ideal for families with its shallow coasts and super soft sand, while also being perfectly visible! Lamai Beach in Koh Samui, Lamai Beach is a quiet stretch of coast, but still with lots of local amenities nearby. If you are looking for a picturesque beach just a short walk from a bustling village, then Nang Thong Beach in Khao Lak is the perfect place for you.
Thai cuisine is aromatic and is usually served with rice or noodles. A popular dish is Pad Thai, with stir-fried noodles with egg, tofu, shrimp, aromas and roasted peanuts. Tom yam is another famous Thai dish, a hot and sour soup with shrimp. Massaman curry and green curry are both a must-try meal. These dishes have the basic ingredients of coconut milk, palm sugar and fish sauce. If you feel adventurous, Thailand is also known for its consumption of insects, including fried grasshoppers and crickets.
There is no doubt that the nightlife in Thailand is exciting. Patong in Phuket is one of the hotspots for partying, with streets bustling in bright lights and a buzz that never stops. Shows, clubs, music, music, whatever you're looking for for a wild night out, Patong has it! If you prefer to keep your feet in the sand for the evening, Coco Tam's in Koh Samui is a popular outdoor beach bar where you can enjoy cocktails with friends and fire shows performed before your eyes. Of course, we can't talk about Thai nightlife without mentioning the famous 'Full Moon Parties'. If you get the chance to visit Koh Phanghan then these parties are something else. So prepare to immerse yourself in luminous paint and dance until sunrise.
Well, there are so much amazing thing sto do in Thailand. One of the best places I really loved to visit. So, here below, some inspiration. Check this out!
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