Category: Southeast Asia

Gili Trawangan - The pictureless post
2

Gili Trawangan – The pictureless post

Unfortunately, Brittany’s awesome canon powershot took the long sleep while in Candi Dasa, so our normal go to carry around camera was done for. The Gili Islands are a series of three islands off the coast of Bali. It’s a harrowing ferry ride, large waves, water soaking the floor and by extension your bags, windows […]

Candi Dasa - A vacation from our Vacation
3

Candi Dasa – A vacation from our Vacation

Backpacking can begin to wear on you after a while. Always having to barter, always looking for a better deal, always staying at someplace less than optimal (I mean, when have you ever considered a toilet seat a luxury? The answer is after the first time you place your ass directly on the bowl, for […]

Kuta - the Bangkok of Bali
2

Kuta – the Bangkok of Bali

An $8 cab ride brought us from the airport through streets choked with traffic to our destination Legian, Kuta in Bali. To see Kuta by daylight is to turn the lights on in a strip club, it’s an unfairness that removes the mystique and intrigue from the place. During the day, Kuta is hot, it’s […]

Confusion, Volcanos and Karaoke: Just another day in Tagatay, Philippines.
0

Confusion, Volcanos and Karaoke: Just another day in Tagatay, Philippines.

Me: “Bus to Tagatay?” Random Filippino: “Taggaayy?” Me: “ummm, yeah tagatay…” Random Filippino: “yeah. teegataat. Bus is two blocks north” We had that exact conversation with various people about 5 times before we figure out that there are about 1000 different T named small cities nearby. We walked north, south, up, down. Asking every few […]

Yo soy El Nido. For those of you who don't habla espanol, El Nido is Spanish for: The Nido
0

Yo soy El Nido. For those of you who don’t habla espanol, El Nido is Spanish for: The Nido

You’re not getting tired of Philippines post yet?? Thank god, cause we still have two more coming! El Nido.¬†The one downside to El Nido is the hellish bus ride. You can take a minivan from Puerto Princesa¬†which is a 5 hour cramped ride bumping and bobbing through the jungle. Or you can take 6-7 hour […]

Dumegette - To the nights we barely remember, with the people we can't forget
1

Dumegette – To the nights we barely remember, with the people we can’t forget

A seemingly long tuk tuk ride took us to “Harolds Mansions” and we checked in. I’ll just say they have a loose definition of “Mansion”, but for the price it was alright. We went for a room with A/C, which was a nice break from sweat soaked sheets and waking up to Brittany’s whimpering screams […]

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines: Three P's of perfection.
1

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines: Three P’s of perfection.

Palawan= beautiful. Getting into/out of Palawan= pain in the @ss. Seriously. We took off for Puerto Princesa from Cebu City, expecting a quick 2 hour flight. However as we went in for landing I was looking out the window and thinking about the amount of fog and how it was impossible to see two feet […]

Bohol: our ghetto motorbike tour
1

Bohol: our ghetto motorbike tour

After we finally escaped Siquijor, we headed out on a quick 2.5 hour ferry ride. Now at this point I can tell you, me and Sean are PROS at long term travel. You put us on a 12 hour bus and we can zone out in no time making a full day of uncomfortable travel […]

Isla del fuego, Siquijor.
1

Isla del fuego, Siquijor.

Isla del fuego as the Spanish called it is known for two things, the beauty (including the eerie glow of the island due to the fireflies- from where it gets its name) and its deep seeded roots in witchcraft. The legend on the island is that Siquijor rose from the sea during a great storm […]

Mental Masturbation
0

Mental Masturbation

There used to be a sketch on the comedy show, mad tv, called lowered expectations. The premise of the sketch was that there was a dating service for less than eligible bachelors an bachelorettes. Inevitably, each video tape of a potential dater would include some giant character or physical flaw, which has led them to […]