Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wat a way to start the year!

Kidding aside, I’m so glad to have finally visited Siem Reap and its various temples (“wat”). This quiet province is one of my more travelled sister’s favorite places and for good reason. As a UNESCO world heritage site, the various temples pay homage to the once great Khmer Kingdom with incredible displays of architecture similar to the pyramids of Egypt or Chichen Itza in Mexico (which I also hope to visit in the future). The city itself is quiet in the morning but comes to life at night with various night markets (10 at the moment of writing) and an busy night life along Pub Street. Its laid back atmosphere and warm people are icing on an already amazing package of archaeological wonders.
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Coron Invasion!

We were lucky to have booked piso fares from Cebu Pacific for their Cebu – Busuanga route so there was a whole barangay on this trip. Sixteen people, three days, one awesome trip.

I wanted to go back to coron for the wrecks but our schedule didn’t allow it. That was okay with me too since Coron is too amazing not to share with family. Island hopping here is top notch in my opinion with several choices for different tastes. You want white sandy beaches? great coral areas? crystal clear lakes? blue lagoons? mountains? mangroves? Coron has it covered. Continue reading