Honda Bay Island Hopping

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 (That stern face I had, I blame it on the sun!) A very popular activity in Palawan is island hopping around Honda Bay. With my cousin and his parents, we chartered a boat and headed out. It was a nice … Continued

Palawan Crocodile Farm

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I headed to Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Park, a.k.a. the Palawan Crocodile Farm, with tita Carmen. In the  ’70s, crocodiles were hunted extensively for their skin. This resulted in a decline in crocodile population and the creation of a … Continued

Avilon Zoo and Manila Ocean Park

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 Avilon Zoo  Avilon Zoo is the largest zoological institution in the Philippines and the installations spread over 7.5-hectare. An highlight for this zoo is that many animals are not caged and are rather trained to mingle with humans, like Trixie … Continued

Gardens by the Bay (Part I)

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The Gardens by the Bay, the Sky Dome and the Flower Dome are really well known Singaporean attractions for a good reason, they are absolutely gorgeous. You can stroll around for hours. To make the best of it, I would … Continued

Alice Springs, Australia

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My visit to Alice Springs could be described in three words : excruciating, enchanting and awestriking. It was excruciating because of the heat. As soon as we step foot in Alice Springs, the weight of the heat dropped on our … Continued

Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia

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About an hour away from Sydney and easily accessible by train are the Blue Mountains, with their treks for all levels of fitness. I was not fully prepared for the splendor of the first trek we did, which winded its … Continued

Zealandia

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Our last stop in this short New Zealand getaway was in Zealandia, Wellington, a bird sanctuary. We also went to the renowned Te Papa Museum, the National Museum of New Zealand, which happens to be free. It holds an interesting … Continued

Waitomo’s Caves

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I will admit that, while I was excited about many of the things I have done so far, I was really excited about this particular activity. I have done rafting in the past, but black water rafting was going to … Continued

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