I travelled throughout South East Asia for over a month in 2016.
It is my most memorable holiday to date and there will be many more to come.
First was Bali, staying in Legian, where I had a week of relaxing by the pool, watching sunsets and eating lots of food. I went on a day trip to Tegenungan Waterfall, set in a lush jungle above a shallow bathing area and also Tibumana Waterfall which is still relatively untouched by mass tourism and visited mostly by locals, and only few tourists know about this waterfall..
It was then on to the Philippines , which is made up of over 7,000 islands. First stop was the island of Palawan, and the city of Puerto Princesa, where I had a short stop for a few days to go and visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is a part of the ‘New 7 wonders of Nature’.
Next I visited the municipality of El Nido for a week. This is an extremely cramped town on the beach front and the gateway for many day trips to secluded beaches, amazing snorkelling spots and lagoons. El Nido was the highlight of my trip, I went to Small and Big Lagoon, Nacpan beach, 7 Commandos beach, Secret lagoon, Snake Island, Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine (which had incredible views of El Nido and the reefs) and many more beaches.
Next Stop was the island of Cebu where I stayed in the main city for a few nights hoping to get out but the weather restricted me so I went to all of the shopping malls. I got the local bus around the island and stayed in a few towns. At Moalboal, I was able to snorkel off the beach and went canyoneering through Kasawan Falls from the top of mountain down to the two main waterfalls. I then went onto the municipality of Oslob, where i had a was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I swam with the Beautiful Gentle Giants , The Whale Sharks, this was something I’ll never forget.
After Cebu, I went to the island of Boracay where I stayed at White Beach. Boracay is a busy little island but has beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, where you can snorkel and also partake in cliff jumping! I will definitely be back there.
Kuala Lumpur was my next stop, This is an incredible city that has two sides. The Luxurious Designer Lifestyle and the Malaysian street life. The shopping here was fantastic and i did lots of it, at numerous malls, the main ones being Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC which is located on the bottom levels of the Petronis Towers ( Twin Skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpar) . I also went to the famous Petaling street, Central Market Kuala Lumpur and plenty more. Apart from shopping another must do when going to Kuala Lumpur is to visit Jalan Alor in the Bukit Bintang region. Hosting a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food.
I absolutely love South East Asia, the people, the culture and the food across all countries. This was one of my holidays throughout the region. I am passionate about as this region, there is so much to see and experience!