Asia 2019

Coron, Palawan, Philippines

My last island visit in the Philippines was in the northern Palawan region. I stayed off of Coron Island on a houseboat and then a floating bungalow. This gave me exclusive access to the lagoons before and after normal visiting hours. I also get lost my first night among the gigantic karst, jurassic aged, rocks… in the dark.

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Asia 2019

Boracay, Philippines

I take an entire day to travel: taking a taxi from Manila airport, to a ferry, and then a Pump boast as I make my way to Boracay. I see the most gorgeous sunsets I have EVER seen and learn about the president orders to keep the island open to tourist- a threatened shut down to tourism was promising.

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Asia 2019

Halong Bay, VietNam

I take a day trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay. I spend an entire day on the bay and even kayak to a secret lagoon. I even visit a fishing village and see the BIGGEST fish ever- they capture and feed it in preparation for a family celebration, like a huge wedding.

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Asia 2019

Hanoi, VietNam

DAY 46 continued..I’m happy the train ride was quick. I booked a single seat in the AC car, again. This time when I got on a man was in my seat- the window seat, and seemed displeased to see me. I showed him my ticket so he switched to the seat next to mine, in […]

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Asia 2019

Ninh Bình, VietNam

I spent 2 full days in Ninh Binh; actually I stay in Tam Coc. I was enamored with the landscape and scenery here. Every part of Tam Coc seemed authentic! I hiked to an amazing view point and took a row boat through 9 hidden caves.

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Asia 2019

Phong Nha, VietNam

I am limited to 1 full day in Phong Nha due to bus schedules… so I book a tour to see Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave. I end the post with recommendations and tips I wish I had beforehand.

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