Probably, most of you have not heard of Raja Ampat until now. Understandable. To be honest, I have not heard of it myself until my fiancé spoke about it last year. In all fairness, it is so remote that it is largely unknown to foreign tourists, which I consider a good thing.
Raja Ampat homestays are not exactly homestays. You won’t be sharing a family’s home if you stay at one. You will however, be the guests of a Papuan family, staying on family owned land in what was once the only type of housing built in the islands.
There are three options available for adventurous budget travellers looking to explore Raja Ampat. In no particular order, these are; organising everything yourself, joining a group tour or renting a cheap bungalow by the beach for a week. Whichever option you choose, you will need to get to Raja Ampat and there is only one practical way to do this: fly.
These islands are the very definition of paradise. Located about 1.5 hours boat ride from our homestay in Kri Island, Fam Islands has some of the most beautiful coral gardens and walls in Raja Ampat, combined with stunning viewpoints on land.
Here’s a quick guide to break down the process and help you make the best choice for your (next) travel camera.
Having been blessed with one of the most captivating, jaw-dropping sceneries in the country, Palawan offers no less than an incomparable experience and picture perfect images of lush greenery, pristine white sand beaches, virgin forests, and a number of Unesco-declared heritage sites that will surely capture the hearts of anyone who is able to pay a visit in this famed province.
I have been transiting through Singapore almost every time I travel around Asia. Therefore, I think it is safe to say that I have seen the best (and worst?) of it. On my recent trip to Indonesia, with a couple of days stop over in Singapore, I decided to go OUT for a change. I have two of my bestest friends who are now based in Singapore to travel with me to Johor Bahru, a neighboring Malaysian city, where Legoland is.
I am deeply humbled by the awards that my travel blog has received since its birth. A couple of months ago, my blog received a Blogger Recognition Award, Silver Award and has been included on the list of notable travel blogs in the blogoshere. And today, I am once again proud to announce that Travelosio has been nominated by Rebecca Decker from Where to this time for a Leibster award.
PADI or SSI. Which one is better?
When most people think of Jupiter, some of the first things that will pop into their mind are the rich and famous, who like to buy mansions over on nearby Jupiter Island. Jupiter’s famous lighthouse is another thing that may pop into your mind, located over on the inlet, having led boats safely into the Loxahatchee River for the last 150 years. Nearby Jupiter resident Burt Reynolds may also pop into your mind, as Jupiter is home to a park bearing his name and was formerly home to a museum of his life. Or if you’re really not familiar with this area, you’ll probably just think of the planet.