Experience, Itinerary, Mindanao, Philippines, Travel

Hinatuan Itinerary

As promised,  here’s a 3D2N Bislig and Hinatuan Itinerary, the second half of our 6-day Eastern Mindanao road trip adventure, which covers Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

Bislig - Hinatuan Itnerary - Words and Wanderlust

In 1993, I spent a summer in an island off the coast of Hinatuan, where my former nanny ran a small fishing business.

The island life was primitive but abundant. I remember looking forward to delivering our catch to the main town each morning, because it would mean I could buy a set of an 8-color marker pens, or an umbrella with a whistle. It would also mean I get to have lunch in one of our divers’ stilt houses.

This trip, more than anything, will be homecoming for me. I wonder if any of my friends are still in the island. I wonder if I could still recognise our own kubo; if Kuya Etok, the neighbour we gave the kubo to, looked after it like he promised to.

Experience, Itinerary, Mindanao, Philippines, Travel

Siargao Itinerary

Siargao and Bucas Grande Itinerary

Because I’m on a roll, here’s the second instalment of my travel guide series, a 5-day, 4-night SIARGAO ITINERARY (Also includes Bucas Grande!) Please feel free and download for your perusal and pin / re-pin on Pinterest.

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Asia, Experience, Itinerary, Mindanao, Philippines, Travel

Bukidnon Itinerary

Last night This morning at 2am, an epiphany befell my wakefulness while putting together a Bukidnon Itinerary. Insomnia, it appears, has its benefits.

Bukidnon Travel Guide

I thought to myself that whilst I spare a decent chunk of time researching, why not save somebody else the hassle of going through the same arduous process by sharing sample itineraries?

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Asia, Experience, Itinerary, Thailand, Travel, Travel Tips

5 Top Adventures in Chiang Mai (When Hungover)

When one does not know if it is a good morning or was a good night, one is in Chiang Mai.

Always, on the nights prior, I’d have a big jug of Mug-a-rita from Elvis Loco; And a small-town, crazy party at Zoe’s; And some more Hong Thong sessions in the hostel. Often, I’d not see any bed until 4am.

But always too, the next days’ adventures weren’t ones to miss. So those would happen— with racoon eyes and a head that spun.

adventures in chiang mai

Asia, Itinerary, Thailand, Travel

The Accidental Chiang Mai Walking Tour

Well-rested from a first-time sleeper train ride from Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai was positively anticipated. Until our train broke down 100 kilometres to the city.

Sans oral hygiene and bra-less, I’ve had to disembark and took the replacement bus the rest of the way. Nevertheless, it was a nice morning and I was up for some exploring.

travel tips Chiang Mai

Australia, Day Trips, Itinerary, Travel

Day Trip Sydney

The city does not usually appeal to me. My heart yearns for the village and its ironies: how it is meager but boundless; sublime but familiar; hushed but audible.

But I married a city boy. And if the city had anything to do to raise such an amazing person, then I suppose there’s a good reason tucked somewhere– enough to enamor me like one city boy did.

Day Trip Sydney - Words and Wanderlust

Australia, Day Trips, Experience, Itinerary, Travel

Day Trip Brisbane

day trip brisbane - words and wanderlust

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, one of six Australian states. The city is home to two million residents, half of the total population of the entire country of New Zealand.

Brisbane was originally home to an early European penal settlement and word was, convicts built the city around what is now known as the Brisbane river.

Intrigued by the rich history of the city, we embarked on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city through CitySights.