Reflection on 8 month in Asia

Every great experience comes to an end one day and I wanted to use the today’s blog post as a summary and reflection. First five months in China for an exchange semester with diverse trips in China, to Indonesia and Japan in between the semester and afterwards two and a half months traveling through Southeast…

Olongapo – Philippines

You want a bit of vacation feeling not far from Manila? Olongapo is supposed to be for wealthier tourist but still we choose to go there to get a glimpse of the Philippine beaches and its underwater life. We took a beginner’s class of diving where we each had a supervisor underwater with us. It…

North Luzon – Philippines

As mentioned before the typhoon made us head for the north instead of the beautiful beaches that the Philippines are known for. That converted our journey in a hiking adventure instead of a beach and diving vacation. First, we head north by bus to Baguio, spend a short night and went shopping for some groceries…

Tagaytay – Philippines

From Manila we took the bus down to Tagaytay known for its unique volcano. The evening we arrived we also took a tuk-tuk to a park on top of a mountain with an awesome view. The next day we directly started for a daytrip to see the volcano. There is not much to tell about…

Manila – Philippines

My exchange semester ended in mid-January 2017 and a backpacking journey for around two and a half months through Southeast Asia started. This is how I stated. I had a 55 + 10 liters backpack on my back and another small backpack with my valuables in front. Way too much as I figured shortly after….