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Mount Pinatubo Day Trip

Aaron/ September 21, 2019/ Hiking, Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Literally one of the biggest attractions around Angeles City in Pampanga, Philippines, a day trip to Mount Pinatubo traces the second largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century, and ends at the beautiful crater lake of Mount Pinatubo, a stark contrast to the trail of destruction it left it the mammoth eruption in 1991. After lots of sand and sea in Coron, time for the mountains!

Dugong Watching and Calauit Safari Park in Coron, Palawan

Aaron/ September 15, 2019/ Southeast Asia/ 2 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.