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The Best Piece of Travel Advice I Ever Heard

It was the middle of August in Chiang Mai, and the rainy season was well and truly living up to its name. I was staying in a nice hostel, parked on a stool in the communal area downstairs, staring out into the downpour. A recently-made friend was sitting next to me. He’d been travelling for longer than me; around eight months at that point. It was the morning. I was lamenting the weather, and tryi...

18th of August
Tags: travel to Chiang Mai, Travel Advice in Southeast Asia Tours

The Philippines’ Last Frontier – An Introduction to Palawan

Puerto Princesa bay statue

No tour of the Philippines is complete without a visit to Palawan. It is firmly entrenched in the list of the country’s ‘Must-See’ destinations, alongside stalwarts such as the Banaue Rice Terraces, Mt. Mayon and Boracay. In one archipelago, Palawan truly manages to incorporate much of what makes the entire country of the Philippines so great. Without having to travel far from place to place you’l...

17th of August
Tags: where to go in Palawan,visit to Palawan

Puerto Princesa – Your Entry Point to Palawan

As home to the island’s biggest airport, and its biggest sea port, Puerto Princesa is typically the main entry point for newcomers to Palawan. It’s also the capital city of the island. In truth, the city itself doesn’t represent the best of Palawan. The wider island is a quite spectacularly green place, packed with bountiful nature. Puerto Princesa, by contrast, is a dense and congested urban area...

16th of August
Tags: travel to Puerto Princesa, things to do in Palawan

Find Peace in Port Barton

‍‍There is a classic, tried-and-tested route that many travelers take when visiting Palawan. If they have a limited amount of time – say, one or two weeks – people tend to fly in to Puerto Princesa, stop off in Port Barton, then head up to El Nido. If you’re also pushed for time, this basic itinerary is highly recommended. Of those three locations, Port Barton is by far the smallest. It’s a little...

15th of August
Tags: travel to Palawan,visiting Palawan