Tag Archive: beach

Bali, the Island of the Gods

Bali needs no introduction. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, anyone who hasn’t had their head under the sand at least knows of Bali, even if they don’t know about… Continue reading

Island hopping: Coron Island tour B

See Island hopping: Coron Island tour A for a descriptive post about Busuanga and the two Corons. For this trip, we swam under karst rocks to get into the Twin Lagoon, snorkeled at… Continue reading

El Nido

It’s hard to size up the “best beach destination” that is El Nido. It’s garnered the attention of a few prestigious magazines, and has been high on the list of go-to destinations in… Continue reading

Port Barton

These days, Port Barton is not for those seeking luxury, but rather for travelers who revel in exploring remote, rural villages. The town isn’t as well developed as other destinations of Palawan, and… Continue reading

Snorkeling in Port Barton

A personal boat tour cost us only 1200 PHP (around 27 dollars) and we arranged it only 30 minutes before departure. Once the deal was struck, Xiker went to buy lunches for us,… Continue reading

A sliver of heaven in Sabang

A declaration: the beach of Sabang is grossly underrated in comparison to the other popular destinations of Palawan Island. We spent only one night here and wished we could’ve stayed longer… Too bad… Continue reading

Urbiztondo

Urbiztondo is actually a barangay in San Fernando (La Union) but most peeps just come straight here for the surf. Wasn’t the ideal time of year, and the beach isn’t known for its… Continue reading

The Blue Lagoon of Pagudpud

Well, I don’t mean to sound ungrateful but… In comparison to the quiet, idyllic Saud Beach and its pristine waters, the blue lagoon came off as touristy, crowded, and overhyped. Definitely didn’t help… Continue reading

Saud Beach

The majority of North Luzon is either rocky shoreline or drab strips of sand that can’t compete with the dazzling white sand beaches and aquamarine waters that the Philippines is famous for. But… Continue reading

Arambol

Our Russian buddy from Hampi, Anton, was the one who recommended that we come up here for a night or two; he’d made Arambol his home base while he hung out in Goa… Continue reading

Goan motorcycle diaries: Day 3

Today was a day of meandering, as we wanted to spend as many hours on the Avenger as possible. North and south, west and east, we just rode with the wind. (And boy,… Continue reading

Palolem

The slice of heaven I’ve been looking for, ever since I left Maui! The beach of Palolem is jam-packed with beachfront bungalows, restaurants and tourists. The streets nearby are dedicated to guesthouses, internet… Continue reading

Gokarna

To sum up the destination of Gokarna: one big hippie beach resort. (I saw more dreadlocks on different heads in one day than I have my whole life… even the hippie kids had… Continue reading

Pallikere & the Bekal Fort

Despite leading us to the middle of a tiny-ass town, Lady Luck decided to throw us a party… or, rather, lead us to one. In Kochin, we decided we needed a stop somewhere… Continue reading

Kochi

I got to admit, I didn’t think I would like Kochin very much. All I really knew about it was that it was touristy, there was a ‘fort,’ and the beach was filthy.… Continue reading

cultural sensitivity in varkala?

I balked at posting this diatribe, but in the end, it needs to be said out loud. I love beach-going and all the activities it entails, but its a bit of a sticky… Continue reading

Varkala: Indian irie

Hellooooo, Paradise! We’ve been here four days, now, and I’m already thinking how to best convince Xik to stay another day. The black sand beach close to our homestay is a thin strip… Continue reading