Tag Archives: nature

Dugong Watching and Calauit Safari Park in Coron, Palawan

Aaron/ September 15, 2019/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

After 2 days of standard packaged tours (Coron Island and nearby beaches), time for some DIY. Both Calauit and dugong tours are expensive standalone tours available from Coron. With some help from my awesome guesthouse, I was able to check out these 2 attractions without a tour for a fraction of the usual price. Here’s how I did it!

North Sumatra 5/6 day itinerary

Aaron/ February 8, 2019/ Southeast Asia/ 2 comments

North Sumatra has so much to offer, from the endless natural wonders, to food, culture, and history. However if you’re short on time, like I was, here’s a 6 day itinerary I used last year for a glimpse of  north Sumatra. Be warned though, that completing this will leave you wanting for more!

Daocheng in 2 days

Aaron/ December 30, 2018/ China/ 0 comments

The gateway to Yading Nature Reserve, Daocheng. While it certainly isn’t a top destination, there are still things to do to keep you busy for a day or two. Also a great way to get away from the crowds that mark almost every other tourist spot in China.

Kangding/ Mugecuo in 1 day

Aaron/ December 18, 2018/ China, Hiking/ 0 comments

Kangding, saddled between the mountains, and an important gateway between Sichuan and Tibet. Most people stop by here just for a day or 2, so here’s how to make the most of your short stop!

Day Trips from Almaty

Aaron/ October 6, 2018/ Central Asia/ 0 comments

Continuing off the previous post, Almaty is not only a beautiful city but also a great base for day trips! Within just an hour or 2 you might find yourself in a desert canyon or a snowcapped mountain. Here are 3 day trips I did from Almaty, to Charyn/Sharyn Canyon, to Medeu and Chimbulak/Shymbulak, and one to Big Almaty Lake and the First Presidential Park.

5 day solo trek in the Tian Shan mountains (Jeti Oguz – Teleti Pass – Karakol Valley – Ala-Kul – Altyn Arashan)

Aaron/ August 19, 2018/ Central Asia, Hiking/ 4 comments

A 5 day solo trek in Kyrgyzstan in the spectacular Tian Shan mountains, across idyllic mountain valleys, over snow covered mountain passes, and passing the magical alpine lake, Ala-Kul. Itinerary: Jeti Oguz – Teleti Pass – Karakol Valley – Ala-Kul – Altyn Arashan. Truly unforgettable landscapes and an experience like no other.

Day trip to Ala Archa National Park without a guide

Aaron/ July 24, 2018/ Central Asia, Hiking/ 0 comments

Ala Archa National Park is a popular day or 2 day hiking trip from Bishkek. With just a short ride out of the city you’ll gain access to pristine snow capped mountains, pine forests, glaciers and alpine rivers. I did a day hike in Ala Archa National Park with 2 roommates from the hostel I stayed in. Here’s all about my visit to this beautiful park!