Apr 15, 2013
I hope you guys are ready for lots of underwater Photos of the Week in the upcoming month… because these days, that’s where I’m spending most of my time! I’ve jumped headfirst into my Divemaster course, which is just flying by. I underestimated how difficult it would be to juggle my normal workload with a full-time professional diving course and of course trying to squeeze in bits...
Apr 10, 2013
Photo of the Week is a few days late this round, thanks to the hectic process of choosing a dive school, finding a place to rent and generally settling into my new island. But first, I had to hop from the Philippines to Indonesia via a 24-hour layover in Singapore. Phew! I had planned to head straight to Gili Trawangan as soon as I hit Indonesia in order to start my divemaster course but was sidetracked...
Apr 2, 2013
Our final week in the Philippines was spent in island bliss. We kicked things off in Malapascua, which now rivals Koh Rong, Cambodia, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia, and Ton Sai, Thailand for Best Beaches title in my book. I truly never wanted to leave, but we decided to take a peek at Bohol before flying back to Manila.
What we didn’t factor in was Holy Week. Wow — crowds, sold out transport,...
Mar 25, 2013
Has it only been a week since I last checked in? I’m traveling through the Philippines in a manner I’m not really accustomed to — at lightening speed. Generally I’m a slow, lazy traveler. I like it that way. But with only a three-week visa and so much I wanted to see, I thought I’d give this whole race-through-the-country thing that so many travelers do a try.
This week kicked...
Mar 16, 2013
I can’t believe today marks one week since I arrived in the Philippines. It’s a full third of my trip — which is clearly not anywhere near long enough.
The highlight so far has undoubtedly been the rice terraces of Batad. There are not enough adjectives available to describe how awed, inspired, and humbled I was before this eighth wonder of the world. I hiked for two days to get in and...
Mar 4, 2013
Can you believe that I used to post just ONE photo each week for this feature? My indecisiveness clearly knows no bounds, because this week we’re up to eight.
This week I’m posting from Ton Sai beach in Krabi, Thailand. This is a totally new destination for me, and one I’m actually glad I didn’t research more. Had I done so, the lack of Internet might have kept me away (I’m...
Feb 24, 2013
Ahem. Remember this post? Written just about a week or so ago? About how I was saying goodbye to Koh Tao?
Guess where I am right now.
Well, what can I say. It’s a bloggers’ prerogative to change her mind? To be fair, I never said I wouldn’t come back for another visit (though I did say it wouldn’t be on this trip — whoops). Last week, as you may recall, I was in the middle of...
Feb 17, 2013
I apologize that the comments were inadvertently turned off on my recent Fitness on Koh Tao post. It’s all fixed now… I missed hearing your thoughts!
This week I made my way back down to the heart of Thailand after my extended exploration up North. En route I stopped for two days in the ancient capital of Sukhothai, which I’ve been wanting to visit since my trips to Ayutthaya and Lopburi...