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AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post was originally published on June 24, 2016. I added some information that are more relevant for those who will visit Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.When I was a kid, I always thought that the ocean was dangerous and beautiful at the same time. Imagine those big waves rushing to the shore with strong wind blowing through the coconut trees. What a paradise! But for a child who grew up in a small town facing the pacific ocean, the sea was a tease to play with but a warning to stay safe. Having that love-hate…

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freediving-in-lambug-beach-badian

It has been over a year since I started freediving. I shared my first freediving experience here in the blog and I can’t believe that for only a year, I already did a lot! (That’s according to me. HAHA)I just want to share with you that it is one of the fun outdoor activities I tried. I always tell everyone that they should try it too. I’m like a saleslady, selling my product to every single person I’m talking with. I have been asking my friends, even people I just met who like going to…

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4-day-travel-guide-in-coron-palawan

Coron, Palawan has been in my list of places to visit here in the Philippines.Like I intended, I should visit El Nido first (which I already did last year) then Coron (which I have done this year) *insert happy dance. I got this advice from a lot of people who already visited both destinations. You might know that these two beautiful places will always be compared with each other. They are both wonderful, but as I always say, travel and experiences will always be subjective.Like for me, I can’t compare both since when I visited El Nido…

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first-time-diving-experiences-from-girls-all-over-the-world

For almost a year, I’ve been doing recreational free diving. I always try to do it as much as possible and I’ve been enjoying every bit of it.I still remember the first time I tried to use bi-fins. It was during our island hopping trip to Guintarcan Island. It was nice and I had fun. I tried to duck dive and practice with it, but I just couldn’t do it. Until, I had my free diving intro class in Moalboal. It was one of the unexpected things I got myself into. I’m glad I…

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thai-binh-province-vietnam

It was my first time to try solo travel, I’ve been saying it a couple of times that it was one of the most amazing experience I ever had.I volunteered to teach English in a Homestay in Hanoi, Vietnam. During my stay, I met a lot of wonderful people in just that short span of time. Because of them, Vietnam will always have a special place in my heart.Another thing that I always say in my travels is that, it’s the people that makes my travel more incredible. Whenever I try to recall a place, it…

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wildlife-encounters-in-the-ocean

 Marine Life in Great Barrier Reef from Bundaberg, AustraliaA great place to see marine life is on the Great Barrier Reef.  We have visited many times from various points.  Recently we visited the Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef from Bundaberg.We snorkeled in the coral reef off Lady Musgrave Island where we were surrounded by hundreds of colourful tropical fish.  On board the glass bottom boat we saw 7 turtles, some people were even lucky enough to see the turtles whilst snorkeling.On our way back on the boat to Bundaberg we had a wonderful experience where…

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freediving-in-philippines-the-ultimate-list

Sometimes, all we need is to say yes.I already shared my first freediving experience here in the blog and I mentioned that my boyfriend invited me to try freediving. It was a memorable experience and I’m happy (until now) that I said YES to his invitation.Through freediving, I experienced a lot of wonderful memories and feeling that I haven’t done and felt before. Underwater is a beautiful scenery and it gives a different feeling each time I can glimpse of marine life. All I want is to stay for a much longer time with every dive…

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Freediving in Limasawa Island

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After our amazing experience chasing whale sharks in Pintuyan. We went directly to Limasawa island.Some of my friends visited the island and I heard a lot of good things about it. Actually, when we went there, half of the group had already been in Limasawa island. It was a concrete proof that the island is not just for a one time experience but it is a place worth visiting back. The ArrivalWe used up all our energy chasing the whale shark, and we were exhausted on our way to the island.It was an hour boat ride…

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whale-sharks-in-pintuyan-southern-leyte

I almost didn’t go to this trip, because of shallow reasons involving money. In case you didn’t know, I do not have a job. Not that you care about this, but as an obvious reason, it is an important way to generate money and to make my travel dreams come true (A little bit exaggerated but I know that you get it). Anyway, I’m grateful that I have the energy and a boyfriend who supports me in everything I do, and I went anyway.Accompanied by fellow freedivers. We had one goal. To see and swim with…

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alone-and-starving-on-my-first-day-in-hanoi

I left Singapore alone, about to embark on my adventure and surprisingly I felt nothing. I was not excited, nervous, or even skeptical about this solo travel thing. It was just blank. I was just doing the things I needed to do like going to the airport, and then wait for my boarding time.Every time I feel nothing, that’s the time I’m worried.As I was thinking why I’m not even bothered at all, my mind was updating me that I should be cautious. It was like my thoughts were jammed inside my brain then everything…

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