Monthly Archives: August 2014

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THE GIBBON EXPERIENCE

Imagine trekking to the heart of the Laos rainforest. Zip lining jungle valleys twice the hight of the Eifell tower & spending the night in a tree house high in a very, very large tree, surrounded by gibbons and other rainforest creatures!  The Gibbon Experience is an eco tourism forest conservation project in Laos. Set in Bokeo Nature reserve visitors are… Read more →

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ELEPHANT NATURE PARK

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Chiang Mai-Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help out with caring for the elephants.  The 39 elephants at E.N.P are all rescued elephants, saved from various tourists camps, shows and illegal logging mills, where they are forced to work from the age of 4 until death.… Read more →

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TWO DAYS IN CHIANG MAI

TWO DAYS IN CHIANG MAI  So Mikhail fancied a blog post being from his perspective, so we constructed this together! Please enjoy. DAY ONE    We caught an early flight from Koh Samui and arrived in Chiang Mai with relative ease. Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city (Bangkok being the first) and we were excited to indulge ourselves within its rich… Read more →

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KO SAMUI

Our photos from walking the streets of Ko Samui Thailand. Mikhail has developed a new obsession with Pancakes, and stops at the street vendors for a banana and Nutella one daily. (sometimes twice) Last night, we went for dinner at the night market on the other side of the island to Chaweng and had some BBQd mushrooms, then we had to… Read more →

THAI SNAKE SHOW IN PHUKET

If you don’t like snakes, LOOK AWAY NOW! Cobras, King Cobras, Pythons and more. In Phuket Thailand should you wish to watch a man, “charm” snakes, like a handsome Alejandro in a salsa class, you’ll probably find yourself at the Phuket Snake Show. Many snakes, all venomous and most deadly and one little thai man… annoying them. It wasn’t charming… Read more →

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BAGUIO

BAGUIO A city in the sky, a highly urbanized city perched high in the mountainside. Due to the altitude the weather was crisp and cool and I found myself wearing my hoodie at night time. Our hotel was horrendous. We stayed at the Henrico Hotel for one night, amongst the wet damp sheets and cockroaches, DO NOT STAY HERE. We managed to… Read more →

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WHAT YOU LOOKING AT?!

Who is your favorite celeb? You know in the film “Inception” with the beautiful Leo; when they weave an intricately detailed dream, and somehow act out of place so that the other dream characters stare perpetually at Ellen Page?…. thats what it feels like walking around Legazpi in The Philippines. The kids especially all stare at us, often asking “how tall are… Read more →

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OUR FIRST TRICYCLE RIDE

Getting Around in Donsol Donsol is a town South of Luzon, and in the low season, its very modest and despite busstelign tourism in the previous years, the tourism has quietened down and Donsol has been left unchanged. There are no western fast food restaurants, no shops and no vending machines. It is perfectly SE Asian in every way. If… Read more →

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VICTORIAS BEACH GUESHOUSE

Donsol is a small town in the South of Luzon. Most known for its Whalesharks and Fireflies  We checked into our accommodation, another cozy beach bungalow. This time, minus the essential a/c.. DUN DUN DUNNNNN! But hey, its good to be out of your comfort zone occasionally.  Victorias Bungalows, three smallish on-suite rooms . Woven bamboo and wood is structured to provide a comfortable… Read more →