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Interesting Things To Do In Palawan, Philippine 

Posted by Ron Brewer on

Palawan is one of the best islands in Philippine and already popular among international travelers around the world. This island is thin and long but is full of paradise ready to indulge every visitor. One of the reasons why this island is so otherworldly beautiful is because of the stunning karst limestone geography. Everything about this island is amazing; the caves, the beaches, the jungles, the mountains, and the food. This island is great choice for a perfect getaway. 

What you can do in Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a great travel destination for any activity you’d like to try. It is perfect for adventurous activities as well as leisure ones. Here are most recommended things to do when you are travelling to Palawan Island, Philippine:

Cabayugan river

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Explore Cabayugan River that is flowing down from the Saint Paul mountain. The river is descending into a cave. The main attraction is the subterranean part of the river. The underground section of the river is five miles long. You can navigate through it by boat. You can explore the place from the cave’s mouth and ride your boat about a mile into the cave. There are limestone formations within the cave you will get to see throughout the journey. Stalactites and stalagmites called Carabo, Sharon Stone and Holy Family can be found as well. 

Canoeing at Iwahig river

Canoeing on the Iwahig River where you can see pretty fireflies that flit around the river during the pitch-black darkness. Your camera phone won’t be able to capture them unless you use the most powerful professional camera. The canoe usually fits for three to four people. A local guide is usually assigned to three tourists in a canoe. You will be brought to explore the river to the mangroves where fireflies are. You will get to see the lightshow performed by the fireflies. The tour usually starts at 8 p.m and takes about 45 minutes to finish. 

Birdwatching

Meeting Philippines’ rarest birds. There are birding sites in Palawan Island you can visit. The island itself is important stop for birds flying this hemisphere’s migratory routes. There are about 170 species of migratory birds stopping by this island to take a breather or seeking refugee from the cold weather. This island is also home to 15 endemic bird species that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. 

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Puetro Princesa

Enjoying your time to eat and drink in Puerto Princesa. This place is considered a short stopover. This vibrant city is often missed out by travelers and tourists especially those who plan to directly head to El Nido or Port Barton. If you stop by this city, there are plenty of interesting things you can do such as relaxing, eating and drinking at two amazing restaurants, Kinabuch and Kalui. Both restaurants offer different vibe and setting but equally enjoyable and cozy. You can choose wide selection of Filipino foods and drinks. Then, complete the night by enjoying craft beers at Palaweno Brewery. 

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Komodo Boat Trip to Live Life in the Present

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Going on a Komodo boat trip for divers out there is one thing. But for you regular folks out there who simply craves being able to disconnect from everything? “Disconnecting” is an oversaturated term at the moment – is the trip going to work at all? Completely disconnecting from your life can sometimes be a faraway dream. Sure you have your yearly vacation, probably to some exotic destinations for a week or two away from home. But even if you’re on a vacation, miles away from where you live, often times you fall back into the bad habit of needing to always connect; checking the news, your social media feed, urgent mails, and so on and so forth. You’re probably never going to be able to completely disconnect this way. Komodo boat trip 

Komodo boat trip 

Indonesia is a lovely country in which Bali is the center of the tourism scene. The island is still a magical place by a large stretch; but the magic could no longer be found in the midst of its most popular spots. What you’ll find in the current Bali is no longer the peace it once effortlessly provided; not if all you visit is the South of Bali like Kuta and the surrounding area. This is why many people decided to jump further east; Flores and the lesser Sumba islands. 

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Flores proved to be slice of paradise. Perhaps it’s the remoteness of the area, the fact that the place practically sleeps after dark, the complete lack of crowd, or the simplicity of the people’s lives here… or perhaps it’s a combination of everything and more. The best part is that having to be able to experience this slow-paced life in a boat. 

Disconnect in order to connect 

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When you’re so far in the sea, you probably won’t be able to get much reception. Which is all well; you’re not here to work or to cater to the world but yourself. So during your Komodo boat tour leave the phone alone. Don’t be tempted to check mails and whatnot.

Leave the phone securely in your room. Tip: bring a conventional camera so that there’s no temptation. You can dedicate a 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour to answering emails if you really can’t leave it. Disconnecting takes practice after all. Where else should you practice it if during Komoo boat tour Indonesia? 

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Living on a Komodo boat reminds you of what’s important 

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Being able to disconnect from the endless streams of news and everything else the world tries to feed us is, we’ve realized, a privilege. But it shouldn’t be that way. Floating atop the phinisi in our Komodo boat trip we’re surrounded by the oceans, as our boat gently rocks—we realize that this is beyond a mere escape. Being able to disconnect has helped us reconnect with nature. Embrace the “inconveniences”. Humans didn’t evolve to be able to live with a device always connected with signals, nor have shops that readily cater to our nitpicky needs. In the boat, we learn to truly come back to what we truly need; and it’s surprisingly basic. 

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Must Things To Do Anytime You Travel 

Posted by Marcko Dastro on

Travel to different places is like a dream. There are people who dedicate their time to be a full-timer travelers. It is not a bad idea but you have to be ready with many things such as finance, time management, and activities. Being a casual traveler is not bad either because you can still visit various places without quitting your job or leaving your family for a long time. 

Things you must do when travelling

Creating your own adventures through traveling around the world is such a great idea. There are many things you can try to do during the trip. Some of them might be out of your comfort zone. However, it is worth it because the experience you gain might be different from anything you have had before. And here are some things you must do for any kind of travel:

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Planning and research your travel is a necessary even for some people it is not. By researching the place, you can be more prepared. You also have more knowledge about the place that can save you from many troubles. Not to mention that you can find out about the upcoming festivals, events, or local celebrations. So you can join the fun during your visit and truly experience the culture of the local. It makes your trip more meaningful. 

Do your research

Reading travel blog is a great way to learn from personal experience of travelers. You will find useful information or some insights to have fun, safe, and memorable travel. It is also a great way to help you decide what kind of fun you want to experience, what activities you look forward to, or what spots you really want to visit. 

Stay in multiple locations

While you are on your trip, it is recommended to try staying in multiple locations. It allows you to see different parts of the places you are visiting. You will experience different atmosphere, crowd, cultures, architecture, and more. This makes your travel more interesting and far from being bored. It allows you to know more about the place in an interesting way. 

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Speak with the locals

Interacting with locals and making friends with them. When you visit a foreign country, building connection with the place is a lot harder than you think. You won’t understand the place unless you know someone who knows it. Of course, you can find out about the place by yourself but it takes longer. Making friends with the locals allow you to have better understanding of their culture, tradition, customs, etc. 

Opt for public transport

Try public transportation instead of renting a car or taking taxi. Getting around the city in foreign country can be terrifying for the first time. However, it can also bring you more fun and unforgettable experience. Getting lost is a possibility to experience when you try taking public transportation in foreign country. However, it allows you to learn something more and valuable for your life. You can use Google maps to see the estimated time and routes but ask people for help to make sure your destination. 

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Things to Ask Your Yogyakarta Furniture Manufacturers

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You’ve decided to avoid buying furniture in the big box stores like IKEA. Good for you. Big box stores shouldn’t even be an option when solid quality hardwood furniture in Indonesia is largely affordable. Aside from Jepara you can also find Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers that provide you with high quality hardwood to purchase. 

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Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers 

Browsing and purchasing high quality furniture is a smart move. Furniture is a long-term investment and a piece should last a lifetime; likely outlive you. This kind of durability can only be achieved through purchasing solid hardwood furniture. Plenty of Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers have high-end furniture like this at an affordable price. Stores are aplenty, but how do you choose your stores and your pieces wisely? 

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Aside from a thorough research of the right interior furniture Yogyakarta stores (or outdoor furniture, if you’re looking for them too) you also need to ask the right questions when ordering your pieces. Here’s some tips on where to get started. 

Ask your mebel Jogja the material of the furniture 

While it’s often clear the first time around when you first land your eyes on the furniture it’s particularly important to confirm with your Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers. Indonesia has plenty of wood choices when it comes to hardwood furniture; but what you need to do is find what you need. Outdoor furnitures most often use the teakwood (look for “kayu jati” in Bahasa Indonesia). You don’t have to be fluent in Bahasa but knowing a bit of Indonesian terms for these things can be very helpful when asking your mebel Jogja (essentially a furniture store). 

How to maintain the furniture piece? 

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One thing that home owners and furniture buyers overlook when they’re at their chosen Indonesian furniture manufacturers is how to care for the furniture. Just like anything you own, a piece of furniture need a proper care as well, just like your car, your bike, and your home. Know how to care for your furniture pieces early: when you’re purchasing them. 

Here are some pointers on what to ask when you’re purchasing furniture Yogyakarta from the Toko Furniture Jogja:  

  • What kind of cleaning product you can use to clean the surface of the wood? 
  • What’s a safe way to clean leather or fabrics if your furniture is upholstered? 
  • What’s the best way to store the furniture when not used? 

Do they accept custom orders? 

Many Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers offer custom orders and if that’s what you’re looking for, then you’re spoiled for choices. Many Indonesian furniture production do their pieces for hotels both for use in the country as well as exported abroad. Wooden furniture like teakwood Indonesia has different types of finishes and tones that you could custom order. Some stores offer picking textures, colors, and patterns. 

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One tip when you’d like to do custom orders is by having a catalogue of Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers products whether it’s for interior furniture or outdoor. After all, even though it’s custom furniture, the same people will be working on it; and the pieces you order will likely be similar to the ones you see on displays. So make sure that you love most things the furniture manufacturer offers so you can order something they’re good at making.