Fam Islands are a group of islands in Raja Ampat of West Papua, Indonesia. The main islands are Fam, Penemu (Fam Besar), Inus, Yar. They lie northwest of Batanta island, in the straits between Waigeo and Batanta and New Guinea.
Thai food, as exotic as it is, needs little to no introduction. Nowadays, you can find at least one Thai restaurant in most western towns. But, Thai food in Thailand itself is a whole new experience.
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.
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.
After walking around the Marina Bay, I went up to one of the coolest rooftop bars in Southeast Asia – Ku De Ta. It is on the astounding 57th floor roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel is undoubtedly the cocktail bar in Singapore, presenting the most jaw-dropping sky-high views of the city.
Central Singapore is packed with gorgeous city views. Wherever you turn you’ll be treated to magnificent architecture, skylines and interesting people from around the world. Walking anywhere around the city is a visual treat.
When most people come to Santiago Bay, they come for the beach. Little did they know, this place is also home to one of the most promising reggae bands in Cebu. They are called High Tide. Even though you may not be the biggest reggae fan in the world, this reggae band from the islands of Camotes could positively surprise you.
Siargao in general can be expensive. So, if you are on a tight budget, a resort for under $20 for two people is a gem. You’d be glad to know that at this price, your comfort and convenience is not compromised.
The mister and I spent the New Year’s in Siargao as the last stop of our backpacking adventures in Northern Mindanao. And, I would love to go back and finally make a proper surfing without hitting my face on the bottom of the sea lol.
Swimming with whale sharks is a dream of many ocean lovers. Huge slowly and safety animals go as giant barge a few meters from you. It’s like a fairytale, isn’t it? Breathing stops, primal fear and a joy capture your mind.