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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BORACAY

Boracay Island is located in the Philippines approximately 315 km south of Manila.  Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations. Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.

Paul Fournier created the The Ultimate Guide To Boracay a free ebook copy – it’s one of the most in-depth guides to Boracay. If you intend to visit Boracay, visit Paul’s BoracayCompass  – here you will find everything you need to know about where to stay, beaches, nigh-life and restaurants.

If you are looking for affordable accommodation on Boracay, Trafalgar Cottages would be the best choice. Cheap single and double rooms, close to the beach – between station 2-3.

There are a view good dive sites for scuba diving on Boracay. Dive Gurus located at station 3 will show you what Boracay has to offer underwater. Their young and dynamic team is a lot of fun to dive with.

Freedive Boracay’s course is designed for those with little or no experience in the ocean. It takes two days to complete the course. After you will feel safe and comfortable to free-dive to depths up to 20 meters in a single breath of air.

If you are up for a new experience, try out Helmet Diving. Milky’s Dive Centre provides the best service on Boracay.

G-Max Reverse Bungy is the latest extreme attraction on Boracay and it is lifting everyone’s adventurous spirits up.

Aqua Fun is new on Boracay! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this great adventure in a water park. Best you join a group of people, after one hour of fun, you will not forget that day on Boracay any more.

The best way to book your activities on Boracay, visit Ruel from RP-Travel & Tours, he is very experienced and knows where to go and what to do on the island. Contact: +639129756393 Email: ruel23724@gmail.com.

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THE MALDIVES | HALFWAY TO PARADISE

Backpacking trips to the Maldives are no longer a matter of a tight budget. Since AirAsia started to operate from Kuala Lumpur to Male many guest houses offering affordable accommodation to budget travellers and backpackers.

The Maldives are comprised of 26 atolls and 1,200 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. To explore one of the atolls you can take an intersection ferry for less than 5 US Dollars to get from one island to another within the same atoll.

Taking the Beach Cruiser ferry from Male would be one of the best and cheapest ways to explore other atolls. Take into consideration, that the ferries might not operate every day, especially on Fridays.

New international airport will be operating from Kudahuvadoo in 2017!

Guesthouses we can recommend in Dhallu Atoll.

Beach Stay Maldives

Kudahuvadhoo Inn

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Kudahuvadhoo Inn Guest House | Dhaalu Atoll | Maldives

Kudahuvadhoo Inn guest house is located in Kudahuvadhoo, one of the inhabited islands of Dhaalu Atoll. It suits the needs  of travellers looking for alternative accommodation to the Maldives Resort Experience.

This beautiful guest house is suitable for travellers looking for a private and peaceful environment. Farihu, the owner of the guests house is a real gentleman with great cooking skills. He knows how to make his guests feel at home. Contact: +9607960455

The guest house consists of 3 spacious bed rooms with attached bathrooms. All rooms are air conditioned rooms with LCD Satellite TV.

Surfers can enjoy Kudahuvadhoo’s Surf Point which is a well know destination among advanced surfers.

Divers find this island to be a good diving destination for pleasure as well as for diving. The two wrecks located near this island – the Utheemu 1, which wrecked in 1960 and the Liffey which ran aground in 1879 attract a diverse range of marine life.

More Infos: http://www.kudahuvadhooinn.com/


 

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Trash Hero Thailand


The Trash Hero mission is to create sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste, and reduce future waste by inspiring long-term behaviour change.

Action and Awareness –
Trash Hero picks up trash. Whether a cigarette butt on the road, or 20,000 kilos from island beaches – if we see it, we clean it! And as they say, actions speak louder than words. By spending just a few hours together picking up trash, people can see the real world consequences of being careless about waste.

Education –
They back up hands-on experience with educational information about the impact that trash has on the global environment.

Sustainable Projects
They create long-term projects that bring communities together to remove and better manage their waste, and strategies that reduce the amount of waste being produced in the future.

Inspiration –
Trash Hero motivates people to become Trash Heroes in their everyday lives.

Trash Hero believes that everyone of us can be a Trash Hero. Read more about their projects above, and join them today. www.trashhero.org

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Trash Hero Thailand’s YouTube Videos – www.youtube.com/user/trashherothailand/videos

They also accept donations and you can help to make a difference by donating online via PayPal or Credit Card. Trash Hero does not pay any salary, expenses or other compensation to any of its organizers and board members.

Help Trash Hero and donate here to make a difference!

 

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Backpack in China

 

From the urban jungles of hyper-modern melting pots in Hong Kong and Shanghai, to the rich heritage of dynastic capitals in Xi’an and Beijing, China stakes its claim as one of the most experientially diverse countries in the world, replete with everything an adventure traveller would ever want.

Camp on the Great Wall of China, come face to face with giant pandas, and give something back to local communities when you visit an orphanage and lend a hand at a soup kitchen for the homeless. Experience first-hand, the living, breathing depth of Chinese culture through visits to off-the-beaten-path getaways like the Shaolin Temple and sleepy mountain farms tucked away in remote villages in the Chinese countryside. This all-encompassing tour takes you on an journey around China which promises to be unforgettable.

With a combination of expert knowledge of China, strong backpacker values and an unbeatable passion for adventure, The Dragon Trip should without a doubt be the one-stop-shop for anyone looking to backpack in China on a budget.

With trips ranging in length from 15 days to 25 days, and starting in multiple destinations around the country, the Dragon Trip has something to fit every schedule and budget. And, with our team of passionate and dedicated bilingual tour guides, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands every step of your journey.

 

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Trash Hero Koh Adang

Trash Hero Koh Adang’s cleaning the beaches around Koh Lipe since 08.12.2013 – every Monday from 10am – 4pm.
Roman and Yaman the co-founders of Trash Hero Koh Adang have taken backpackers and tourists to several beaches and collected tons of trash throughout the past few weeks. Their aim has been to collect 4 tons of trash until the end of the season 2013/14. If you’re planing a trip to Koh Lipe, join the Trash Hero Koh Adang crew and leave nothing but footprints. Free food and boat ride will be provided. Check out the video below …

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Juara Turtle Project


Juara Turtle Project is a conservation and research center on Tioman Island, Malaysia. Main activities are research and survey data collection, education, support of environmentally considerate development and tourism, and hands-on protection of sea turtles and their nests. Juara Turtle Project is a small and private organization that works intimately with volunteers and supporting organizations to try and progress the situation for the sea turtles and natural habitats on Tioman.

Day-visitors

Day-visitors can have an information tour to explain the threats to sea turtle habitats and survival, including the hatchery area and usually an unfortunate injured turtle or two.

Volunteers

Volunteers can stay with  in Juara Turtle Project’s working-hostel and get involved in the activities to try and help the conservation effort and progression of environmental awareness.

Volunteer Program

The volunteer program includes breakfast and lunch, while dinners can be cooked on site, or bought in town at tasty local restaurants. Staying also includes accommodation and amenities like wifi, kayaks, snorkel equip, and morning boat rides; but mainly the chance and experience of supporting and being involved with this effort.

Minimum stay required is 4 nights; Juara Turtle Project recommend and discount at one week and one month. Each year they accept seasonal staff members.

Other involvement opportunities include school and group programs, or day-volunteering if staying with one of their partnered Eco-sensitive chalet resort operators.

https://www.juaraturtleproject.com/

 

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Davy Jones Locker Diving Koh Lipe

Davy Jones’ Locker Diving is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort located on the west side of Pattaya Beach on the tropical island of Koh Lipe, west coast Thailand.

First established in 1995, DJL Diving has a high reputation for professional PADI dive courses, taught in small groups and at competitive prices. Their experienced western scuba diving instructors can teach your PADI dive course in English, French, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

Davy Jones Locker Diving Koh Lipe offering free accommodation in their divers lodge to anyone taking a dive course, they also offer private beach bungalows
at discounted prices to anyone diving with them. D.J.L. launched the first dormitory on the island of Koh Lipe, now available for a reasonable price.

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Tubotel Langkawi

Tubotel is the first budget concept hotel of its kind in Asia. A genuinely unique experience of no frills packed with thrills. This abstract hostel where you live in a concrete tube, takes minimalist accommodation to the maximum. Tubotel now also caters for backpackers, guest can  stay in a female dormitory or in a pod. Rates vary according to the season between RM38-68 for a dorm or a pod. www.tubotel.com

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Perpetual Travelling

Konni and Matt retired some 10 plus years ago and are since then travelling around the world non-stop (their blog: konniandmatt.blogspot.com). They sailed off with a boat in Europe, and after a few years cruising around the Middle East and the Indian Ocean, they eventually made it to South-East Asia.

Read more about Perpetual Travelling