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Adventure Travel: Southeast Asia 1/26/2017 - 2/16/2017

Posted by Adventure 16 | 03.01.2017

An amazing adventure to Thailand, the Phillippines and Indonesia
by Jessica Flores, Register Host, A16 West Los Angeles Store

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking 5,633ft



My trip throughout Southeast Asia was amazing. I went to Thailand and visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. While I was at Cebu in the Philippines, I was able to swim with whale sharks, do multiple canyoneering excursions, and snorkel in the beautiful clear waters.


Swimming with whale sharks in Cebu, Philippines                                           Canyoneering in Cebu, Philippines

My final destination was to go to Bali in Indonesia. We went to the city of Ubud where we did a sunrise trek up one of their volcanoes, called Batur. Then we ventured to Gili Islands one of the many smaller islands near Bali. There I got certified as an open water diver and explored the ocean and saw many of its beautiful creatures, including turtles and eels. It was extremely fun being able to explore so many places and the only challenge was trying to fit as much as possible in the little time I had at each city and country.

Sunset on Gili Islands                                                                                                 Scuba diving on Gili Islands                                                                                              
I was able to pack light for my trip, using only my 45L Eagle Creek bag. I only brought three sets of outfits, two bathing suits, a pack-it towel, three ExOfficio undies, three bras (one was Icebreaker), and three socks. The thing that made my backpack weigh the most was the Go Pro accessories that I brought. The food was amazing in every country that I visited but nothing compares to the Thai food, although I might be biased as I love Thai food to begin with.      

 

Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls in Cebu, Philippines