A 5 day tour through Taiwan took us to some beautiful places we would never have seen on our own. We came away with a whole new idea on what Taiwan is all about.
We were never planning on visiting Taiwan, but after a few days here I can say that we're glad we did. Here's what we got up to in the capital city - Taipei.
Two big backpacker destinations and the last of our Philippines trip - El Nido and Coron. This leg of the trip didn't work out quite as planned... but that just gives us an excuse to come back, doesn't it?
Boracay is a place you have to experience once.... it may be crowded and loud, but we had one of the best days of our trip so far. We paid for it the next day though!
We've had four days on Suquijor Island, a chilled out little place not known for it's party lifestyle, but great for seeing a glimpse of the 'real' Philippines
On our first night on Siquijor Island, we were invited to a Filipino birthday party. We were the only westerners there but couldn't have asked for a warmer welcome. Not a bad start to our time on the island!
We've spent the last week learning how to scuba dive on Cebu Island. It's opened up a whole new world, and wasn't half as scary or hard as I imagined.
Our first impressions from the Philippines - great people, tasty food, rum that's cheaper than water, and plenty of diving!
We've been hanging out with some new Aussie pals over the last week - street food markets, classic car meets, theme parks and home cooked food. What's not to love!
An amazing day trip to one of Australia's most iconic destinations.... The Great Barrier Reef.