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Beautiful Koh Samet Island Thailand

Koh Samet Island Thailand

Koh Samet (sometimes spelt Koh Samed) is a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, around 2 hours drive from Pattaya or around 4 hours drive from Bangkok (220 Kilometers south-east of Bangkok). As Koh Samet is relatively close

Posted in Feature article, Thai islands, Thailand

Whale watching from Cape Solander Kamay Botany Bay National Park Sydney

Whale watching at Cape Solander Sydney

The whale watching season in Sydney runs from May until October with a few different species of Whales swimming past Sydney heading to the warmer waters in Queensland. There are plenty of Whale Watching Boat cruise boats leaving from King Street

Posted in Australia, Feature article, Sydney

Best Bars and Nightlife in El Nido Palawan Island

Best Bars in El Nido

El Nido has a chilled out nightlife scene with a good number of bars and beach bars. Don’t expect any wild nightlife parties in El Nido but there are plenty of bars to chill out, listen to some music and

Posted in El Nido, Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines

City of Dreams – The place to stay in Manila for a short stopover

City of Dreams The Place to Stay in Manila

If you have a short stopover in Manila then one of the best places to stay is City of Dreams. City of Dreams is very close to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, around 10 minutes by taxi (less if you take

Posted in Feature article, Manila, Philippines

Historic City of Ayutthaya – Easy Day Trip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya Historical City Easy Day Trip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya is the ancient capital city of Thailand, before the capital was moved to Bangkok. Ayutthaya is around 1 hours drive north of Bangkok (around 80 kms) and has some excellent historical sites which is well worth making a day

Posted in Bangkok, Feature article, Thailand

The Beaches of El Nido Palawan Island Philippines

The Beaches of El Nido

In a previous article I wrote about the amazing Lagoons of El Nido. The most popular boat tour in El Nido is to visit the Lagoons around the various islands near El Nido. The next popular tour is the visit

Posted in El Nido, Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines

Flight Review Qantas Manila to Sydney A330-200 Business Class

Flight Review Qantas Manila to Sydney

Airline: Qantas Flight no: QF20 Route: Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Philippines to Sydney Australia Aircraft type: Airbus A330-200 Flight time: 7 hours 22 minutes Travel class: Business Class Seat type: New Vantage XL seat – complete lay flat bed

Posted in Feature article, Flight Reviews, Manila, Philippines

No ATM cash machines in Sabang Beach Palawan Island

No ATM Cash Machines at Sabang Beach

If you are going to stay in Sabang Beach on Palawan Island Philippines then make sure you take enough cash with you as there are no ATM cash machines to withdraw money. I was looking for an ATM cash machine

Posted in Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines, Sabang Beach

ATM Cash Machines in El Nido Palawan Island

ATM Cash Machine in El Nido

If you want to pull out cash from an ATM cash machine in El Nido then there are 2 ATMs available in the main El Nido town centre. There is a RCBC Bank ATM cash machine at the Municipal Hall

Posted in El Nido, Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines

Should You Tip In The Philippines

Should You Tip In The Philippines

If you are traveling to the Philippines and wonder if you need to tip the staff in restaurants, bars, taxis, hotels and tour guides then the simple answer it is up to you. In the Philippines most service establishments add

Posted in Feature article, Manila, Palawan Island, Philippines