“With the Island’s pristine landscape, exotic charm and seclusion. It’s really not hard to imagine that something strange and mythic lives there. Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure it’s a laid back and dovish one. I mean, with all the beauty around it, well how can it not be?”🙂
One spring afternoon, I was bored out of my wits and I was itching to get out of Tokyo and go somewhere without the hordes of people in a business suit hurrying their way to work. So I pulled out my map of Japan, closed my eyes and decided to go wherever my finger points at. After a few mispoints, (my first point landed in the Pacific Ocean, the second attempt landed in North Korea) I figured that my lazing around wouldn’t get me anywhere. I eventually ended up doing some proper reading and finally decided to experience the sub-tropics of Japan and visit Okinawa. Okinawa is at the tip of Japan and a plane ride away from Tokyo. Getting there is surprisingly cheap. We went during the golden week(high season) and we got our ticket for 7000 yen round trip (around 70 dollars). Our first stop was in Naha, the main hub of Okinawa and the gateway to the nearby islands of Aka-Jima, Zamami and tokashiki. We decided to stay here for a day …
Standing beneath cherry blossoms
who can be strangers?
― Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827),
Here’s a list of places that are worth looking into when you’re visiting Orlando and you’d like a quick trip beyond the city’s disney route.
Bantayan is perfect if you want to relax, slow down and not do anything. We left the Island feeling thankful that we accidentally got stuck there to see its beauty. It’s too bad though that we didn’t get to see its sunset but hopefully we will on a different time. I’m sure watching the sunset there in the summer would be awesome. 🙂
“If there’s anything surfers know how to do aside from surfing, it’s drinking and partying. Siargao has parties to go to if the nights gets too quiet for you in the Island especially on the weekends.”
It’s a surfers haven and the perfect picture of a tropical paradise with it’s warm turqouise water, endless waves and a garden of palm trees to get lost in.
Leave your judgements behind though and just enjoy the vibe, experience the crazy night life, surf or maybe learn how to surf and just sit back on the beach with a bintang or two and watch the beautiful sunset. Not really life changing experiences but guaranteed awesome days of Bali fun.
1.You are an easy target. NO matter how strong and as independent women are portrayed these days, the truth of the matter is scammers still sees us as an easy prey. Yes men experience this too, but scammers are more persistent and motivated to push through with their evil plans on women travelers. The trick is to keep your wits with you and don’t panic. Listen to your instincts, if it’s saying you are in danger, there’s a big probability that you probably are. Go to a safe place and please try not to look like headless chicken or a deer caught in the headlights. Try to blend in like you know what you’re doing. 2.Don’t just wing it, read up about the culture, money exchange policies and dangers of a foreign country or city that you are visiting. Sounds sensible right? But for us free spirits, throwing rules out the window, going on an adventure wherever the wind takes us in an unmapped city is as normal as our everyday routine. Our courage and adventurous spirit doesn’t …