DIY: Oslob, Cebu

DIY: Oslob, Cebu
Philippines

A fascinating encounter with the Gentle Giants!

Last year, I was assigned to work solo around the island of Cebu. After being gone to Bantayan Island, Malapascua Island and Moal Boal, I did not let the chance pass without seeing the Genlte Giants. One weekend, I packed my bags and headed for Oslob and started the enchanting journey.

The whole experience was overwhelming! You should at least see them once in your lifetime and be amazed just like I did!

Let me share you my DIY itinerary from my trip to Oslob, Cebu.

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DIY: Bangkok – Siem Reap

DIY: Bangkok – Siem Reap

Bangkok is perfect for those first solo budget travel trips that’s why I have chosen BKK to be my very first solo travel outside the Philippines. I was so excited! The fact that I am going to do it solo made it more exciting! I was never afraid of traveling solo. For me, it makes me know myself better.

Traveling solo in a new place takes a lot of courage especially for women travelers. The secret, for me, is researching about anything about the place before going. From the people, geography, transportation, etc. Also, learn to talk to strangers, your co-traveler. You might spot some friends for keeps! Just always be on the look of yourself. Always be careful. Shit happens when you allow it.

This trip made me realize how tiny I am in this world, I became more open-minded and had a deeper appreciation for culture. This trip inspired me to see the world and experience every bit of it.

Let me share to you some highlights and tips from my DIY trip to Bangkok and Cambodia for 7 days (March 2-8, 2014).

THINGS TO BRING:

1. Passport, visa (if needed), cash (US dollars and Baht) and cameras.
2. Extra walking shoes/slippers, a nice cap or pashmina, sunblock lotion.
3. Printed maps (Train stations, directions to your hotel, and other places you want to see).
4. Your love for cultures.

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DIY: Boracay Island

DIY: Boracay Island
Philippines

Boracay will always have a special place in my heart as it was the place where I spent my 18th birthday not so long ago. Haha!

Now I am back, for the third time and it’s for work. It is my first time to be working on the beach. It’s when work  no longer seems work when you are in a relaxing island and being hugged by the ocean breeze. I felt no stress at all. Thanks to the company for bringing us in the island.

Since I stayed here for a month, I have noticed that, compared to Boracay back then (2004), it is now really crowded and commercialized. But Boracay will always be Boracay. I  just hope tourists start to care for the island and have a respect for the locals, too.

I did this trip with my team at work. I lived like a local-act like a local, ate like a local, partied like a local. But you know I am with the team, sometimes I go solo, sometimes I join them partying..their style. I am more of a just-chilling-on-a-reggae bar type of person. But I am in Boracay, it is better to experience with a group!

Boracay is known as a party island aside from being famous for its long white sand beaches. But there’s more than that. Let me share to you some of the activities you can try while in the island.

Let’s go!

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DIY: Bantayan Island, Cebu

DIY: Bantayan Island, Cebu
Philippines

After a month of staying in Boracay Island for work, it is time to move to Bantayan Island in northern Cebu, Philippines.

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