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Learning from the wise waterfall in Sabang

Posted by on March 19th, 2012 in Asia, Philippines, Photos | 18 comments

It’s not the destination usually but the journey that teaches us. [Not a valid template] And this seemed to be the case with the waterfall I was heading to in Sabang. Armed with only vague instructions of walking along the beach for maybe 20 minutes, I set on my guest. I didn’t even quite know what to except of the waterfall. I had heard a local describing it as 100 meters high, but I was taking this with a pinch of salt, a rather large pinch. I walked past a Chinese temple, which as Chinese temples goes, wasn’t particularly impressive. However I did afterwards come to few signs set by them. There was also a guest book, which when I looked at, well, there wasn’t many people going this way. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not...

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Stupid or Lucky, Making It Through the Bolaven Plateau on a Motorbike

Posted by on October 20th, 2011 in Asia, Laos, Photos | 20 comments

I was despairing, the road was just a mud field with rocks, it was raining and the last 5km had taken me almost two hours. And now I had reached an uphill that my motorbike just couldn’t handle. It was like ice with the mud and the rain, my rear wheel just kept spinning and the bike kept sliding backwards. I hadn’t seen another vehicle for ages; I was out of water and food. And at this rate I wouldn’t make it to the next town before sunset. I couldn’t get any grip on the bike from the road, so I was forced to push it up the hill while revving the engine constantly. It was exhausting and by the time I got to the top I was completely soaked with sweat under my rain coat. I really should...

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Watching the rain at Langkawi

Posted by on July 14th, 2011 in Asia, Malaysia, Photos | 2 comments

[Not a valid template] Apartment on the duty free paradise or Langkawi, where there are miles of perfect sand beaches and cheap drinks. What more could you ask? Well, some sun would be nice actually. Our Finnish delegation arrived to the Langkawi airport late at night. The delegation consisting of me, my parents, my sister, two other Finnish girls who had been studying in Kuala Lumpur and the boyfriend of one of the girls. We had rented an apartment from the town of Kuah where we then proceeded to set up our base of operations. This meant basically buying some food, and plenty of ridicilously cheap beer, and some even more cheaper vodka. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] We acquired ourselves a car and were ready to explore the island. But then...

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Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

Posted by on March 8th, 2011 in Mexico, North America, Palenque, Photos | Comments Off on Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

[Not a valid template] I dived into the cold turquoise blue water, very refreshing. Just floating, I allowed the current to take me downstream, it was too strong to swim against anyway. I then made my way into a calm bay before the waterfall I knew was coming. Taking my time before climbing out onto the rocks to warm in the sun shine. [Not a valid template] Spending a day at Aqua Azul is definitely worth it. It is very much like the Chemuc Champey I saw in Guatemala not too long ago. The water is very clear and turquoise blue in the natural pools. The difference being, that at Aqua Azul the current is in many places very strong and you have some minor waterfalls scattered between the pools. So you want to avoid those, as I imagine,...

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