I had inadvertently stumbled across the holy grail of ‘boredom crushing’ adventures. What I didn’t realize was that this little escapade was ever so nearly going to be the end of me! But more on that later…
Month: October 2011
When in Rome, do as the Romans do—an advice fitting for any travelers visiting a foreign land. So, when you are in the Philippines, testing your palate with the Filipino street foods, while not necessary, is commendable. Not only would it be fun to try the unique local dishes, but it is a great way to immerse and understand the Filipino culture.
The ones listed below are surrounded by nature and have been used for its many health benefits for years. Most are relatively inexpensive to experience and could be a nice break between all the traveling. Spas are definitely not just for the rich and they’re all open to the public. Some of these hot springs hold hundreds of years of history that has shaped the culture of its neighboring towns or even nation.
The problem with cheap places is that it’s all relative to the lifestyle someone chooses. While I do list Xi’an, China as being inexpensive, it’s also quite easy to spend as much as you would in Tokyo, Japan. It also depends on what you’re into. Do you like big cities, beaches, comforts of home, party towns, or jungles? If you’re looking to take a break and stay somewhere for awhile, here is where I recommend.
I was recommended to take Mike’s Bogota Bike Tours by a dozen different people all with good things to say about the tour. Through all the recommendations, no one explained what to expect or what I’d see. The website is pretty simple and generic. Most of what was to come from the tour I was completely surprised by and mostly because I had no idea what to expect.