Back in February 2016, I had one of the most memorable vacation in my life. It was when for the first time, I traveled with my family for a 4-day, 3-night bonding.
We arrived early at Coron and were picked up by the crew of the hotel where we stayed for the duration of our stay. Originally, our tour package included a city tour around Coron which involves trekking to the City’s hilltop. Thinking my mom would have a hard time doing this activity, we changed itinerary: 3 days for island hopping and then a day for rest in the city.
So there. By 9am, we were ready for our island hopping. I forgot the names of the islands we visited, but one thing is for sure: they have pristine white beaches, and untouched beauty that one would be so giddy to explore.
In the afternoon, our tour guide stopped in the middle of the sea, only to join other boat guides in their party showdown. Loud sounds and a party playlist exploded in my senses. The other guests were also hooked. This was just the 1st day and I was enjoying my stay.
For most of the day, we visited the shipwreck sites and had some snorkeling. We also made some new friends along the way.
Here’s some of our sumptous lunch that included fish, seafood meat, and veggies.
Our last day for the island hopping included some trekking at the Kayangan Lake, and another swimming exercise at the Lagoon. We didn’t forget to have the famous shot by the sea, though. 🙂
This is by far my favorite groufie shot. 🙂
The tide was high and we had rough seas here. Yet, we managed our winning smiles in both photo.
Lastly, when you see a pig by the beach, you’ll know your stay will be an enjoyable one.
Our Coron escapade was really an enjoyable one. If you happen to visit the Philippines, don’t forget to see those world-class beaches and islands in Busuanga (Coron), Palawan. Aside from island hopping, you can also do a Safari Tour and a City tour if you’re the nature and forest type of person. 🙂
It is faith that enabled me to accept a job at GenSan, and it is also faith that allowed me to bring my familyback to the place where I met my father and had my prayer answered.
Just a few days ago, my threesome family just got here in GenSan for some relaxation from a stressful week. We had a lot of time meeting our relatives and checking out the dock station where all the tuna arrives from the sea.
My stay in Gensan is one whole lot of fun! I’d be posting a feature soon on the place as the tuna capital of the country. Stay tuned!
One Asian country that is continually on the rise is Bangladesh. Situated on South Asia, specifically on the northwest side of Myanmar, eastern side of India and northern bays of Bengal, Bangladesh takes pride on its agricultural landform to provide mostly the needs of its people. Aside from exporting jutes and tea, Bangladesh is also known for its famous nature escapades like the Mangrove forest Sundarbans and the picturesque beach of Kuakata found in the capital of the country: Dhaka.
Why go to Dhaka?
One of the famous tourist attractions in Bangladesh is Dhaka. As the capital of Bangladesh, it attracts travelers of different ages from all over the world. With an estimated number of eighteen million residents, Dhaka is the considered a major hub for political, cultural, industrial and commercial activities in the country.
With a tropical monsoon climate, you can plan your travel to the country during the months of January to March. With temperature averaging from 26 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius, this is the best time to tour the country for its flourishing landmarks and attractions.
In addition, the capital offers different modes of transportation for travelers. May it be a bus, train, taxi, or boat, you will be sure to go about and reach your destination. You can also ride a rickshaw, the local means of transport similar to a tricycle, and cover short distances around the city in cheaper fares. You must be warned, however, that whether you are riding a ricksaw or a taxi, you will have to use your negotiation skills to get the best bargain for a ride.
Bangladesh: Learn the culture
As part of the travel itinerary, one goes to a place to learn its culture. To know the culture of the Bangladesh, one must learn the country’s national language – Bengali. Considered as one of the most spoken languages in the world, Bengali evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit and Sanskrit languages. With almost 230 million speakers in and out of the country, Bengali is counted as the bridge for communication between locals and tourists who wanted to enhance their knowledge of the region’s culture.
So how do you enjoy your stay at Bangladesh? You can check out these tips:
1. Before you travel, check out the hotels around town. There are many hotels in the country that offer cheap accommodations in line with its comfort. With the boom of information, over the internet, it wouldn’t be hard to find these hotels beforehand.
2. Take a camera with you. In any travel experience that you’ll have, you will want your camera to take the most of the memories down the lane. As Bangladesh offers lush sceneries in this side of the continent, cameras are an important tool to document your stay at the country. Whether you’re using professional digital SLR or just the point and shoot cameras, it will eventually lead you to satisfaction once you have collected tangible memories of your travel.
3. Know the currency. Bangladesh uses Taka as its main currency. One US Dollar is equivalent to 81. 73 BDT (Bangladesh Taka) as of this was published. Knowing the main currency in the country could spare you from spending hundreds of bucks as you can budget what is needed for the trip.
4. Be sure to bring your hotel card with you. If you are a newbie, you might want to always bring your hotel card with you along with their contact number wherever you go just in case. As a bustling city, you might not want to get lost around in a city as big as Dhaka.
5. Eat local delicacies. Each country has its own dish worth bragging. One taste of the local dish in the city and it would make an experience truly enjoyable as it leaves a mark not only in the minds but also in the taste buds. As a famous quote says, “you learn best when you use all your senses,” it’s definitely a plus once you get your senses rolling.
Challenge yourself to go around the country, be prepared and learn that Bangladesh is one country worth traveling for. #
Note: This is an application article that I’ve submitted to essays.ph. 🙂
Yesterday, I traveled from GenSan via Digos to Kidapawan City, North Cotabato to meet Sir Noel, our Sales representative for DIWA in that area. I am going to present GENYO e-learning program to the parents of Notre Dame Kabacan and it’s such a long ride just to get here — alone.
I am a foreigner in this place, if you may call it, since this is my 2nd time here but my 1st time to tour around. I’m from Laguna and for the entire 2 years I’m here in Mindanao, only GenSan is the place I can travel on my own – well, when I say I knew the spots. ^_^
Anyway, they say I’m a braveheart. Knowing I’m not really from here and I travel alone in a “dangerous place” — well, that term is only due to previous terrorism attempts but not, I can say, true because I arrived safe and sound, they say I have the courage. Well, for me, I’d say it’s adventure to learn on your own and explore the world.
So this is it. During my 2-hour tour around the city with Sir Noel, I was able to take pictures of some of the landmarks of the city and especially the most common mode of transportation — tricycle.