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Back Into The Belly Of The East

By Max Bonem

Roughly eight weeks ago, I found myself on a plane heading to Sydney from Hong Kong. Up to that point, I’d spent the past three months stumbling around various corners of Southeast Asia. 1,084 more words

Adventure

Welcome to Paddy’s

Sabang, Puerto Galera, a tropical beach region just across the channel from Batangas, a port city two hours south of Manila.

Our journey began during a downpour in Manila. 761 more words

Backpacking

Philippines: The Land of Many Islands

The last stop on my tour of Southeast Asia brought me to Philippines, the land of thousands of islands and endless beaches. I landed on an island near Boracay late in the evening from there we took a van, speeding through the winding roads we made it to the port just as the sun was beginning to set. 579 more words

One Year On

It’s today. One year ago today, on the 11th February 2015, two excellent people and I sat in Heathrow airport trying to stomach breakfast despite the nervous excitement brimming inside and bubbling over, manifesting in shared glances, squeaks and short bursts of slightly hysterical laughter. 1,258 more words

Travel

The White Temple & Wat Phra Kaeo: Two very Different Temples in Chiang Rai, Thailand

During my last days in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, I visited two temples that couldn’t be more disparate if you had tried.   One was modern, garish and had a Disneyland feel about it whilst the other was old, authentic and steeped in history. 1,002 more words

Travel

Extreme highs and extreme lows

Traveling is one giant emotional rollercoaster.

I try to limit my posts to one a day, so you guys don’t get overwhelmed with jealousy ;) I know you all prefer the one-photo updates and that’s fine. 720 more words

Words

Kuching, Malaysia: Rainy Day Wandering

So, it rained today. This is not shocking. It has rained at least once a day almost every day that I’ve been in Malaysia. It is rainy season after all…But this shouldn’t be a deterrent to visitors. 884 more words

Southeast Asia