Tagged: snorkeling

View from our lunch spot 0

Island hopping in El Nido, wreck-diving in Coron & visit to Taal Lake

The center of El Nido wasn’t that big at all and was mainly occupied by tourist vendors and travel agencies offering island hopping tours and also dive shops. Main reason for me was the diving since there was some really diving to be done in the area. But more on that later. First up was the island hopping tour. There are 4 different pre-packaged routes that all the agencies offer. Depending on what you want to see, you can select a tour that visits the major sights or one that visits the hidden lagoons. But be sure to check out...

Virgin Island near Panglao Island 1

It’s more fun in Philippines! Manila-Bohol-Panglao Island in 5 days

As my trip is slowly coming to an end, I wanted to savour every moment of the next country as it will be the last “new” country I visit. As usual, I haven’t done much research on it prior to arriving there. I did make some plans with Sarah, a friend I met back in Japan and again afterwards in Korea. As she had a short holiday in Korea, she was quite specific with what she wanted during her 4-5 day stay in the Philippines. It was her first time in The Philippines so she wanted to see some culture...

Sun setting on Gili Trawagan 0

Diving in Bali and quick getaway to Lombok-Gili Trawagan

After some surfing and commerical atmosphere in Kuta and breeze of culture in Ubud I continued my trip towards the east of Bali to do what many come to Indonesia to do: DIVING! And partly snorkeling. Amed We made our way to Amed, one of the 7 villages that make up the eastern coastline of fishing villages. The life here is slow and the scenery quite stunning which makes for a perfect place for a relaxed holiday in Bali. Amed is a recent tourist development area in Bali. They just started laying tarmac here in 2000 and telephone lines in...