Though Filipinos will swerve Siquijor Island for fear of witches, spells and sorcery, the only magic you’ll need to worry about are the white-sand bays and gorgeous scenery. In fact, the island’s history of mysticism has become a tourist attraction in itself – it’s possible to meet healers and shamans here, and visit the locations where rituals have supposedly been performed.
There’s a Coron & Palawan itinerary for everybody! Often the first port of call for visitors to this huge and sprawling archipelago, Palawan is sadly no hidden gem. Backpacker favourite El Nido is where it will all begin for many. Regretfully, for some it will also end in Palawan.
Those who choose to explore more of what Palawan has to offer will discover gorgeous beaches, perfect lagoons and outstanding scenery by adding Coron to their itinerary. It may be more difficult to find than before, but hidden paradise is still in Palawan and Coron: our Itinerary will help you find it.
Port Barton is island hopping in Palawan without the crowds and the price tags of El Nido and Coron. Looking for laidback village vibes? Happy hour galore? We have the answer for you in Port Barton, Palawan’s sleepy getaway.
Buenos Aires’ cafes are catching up with the rest of the world, but this isn’t a city known for its overwhelming selection of new-wave brews. Not many places in South America are, quite frankly. The Argentinian capital famous for tango, street art, football and Malbec has rarely concerned itself with its neighbours’ little brown beans.
There are countless things to do between Coron and Busuanga Island. With white sand beaches, jagged green scenery and overwhelmingly friendly locals, there’s plenty to keep you entertained! These were our favourite 14 things to do in Coron, including a very special road trip around the island itself.
Busuanga Island is packed full of hidden gems and the best thing is that you’ll be one of very few backpackers visiting them. However, that’s only if you know where to go. Our custom-made road trip around the island takes you off-the-grid. If you’ve already seen everything from Coron Town, then get your wheels and get ready for an adventure.
We’ve got the perfect Vietnam Backpacker Itinerary for you. Long and thin with over 3,000km of coast, two distinct areas are normally considered to make up Vietnam’s crescent-like shape: the North and the South. Often, while one side enjoys a long dry season, the other sulks in their wet season. Be sure to check the respective climates before you book any flights. Read more “WIT: Vietnam Backpacker Itinerary & Budget 2019”
Da Lat, in the south of Vietnam, is a place that few backpackers choose to visit. If you weren’t heading to the south of Vietnam then Da Lat, conveniently located between Mui Ne and Hoi An, gives plenty of reason to change your plans. Often labelled ‘Little Paris’, Da Lat is the most French creation in all of Vietnam and it shows. Here you’ll find vineyards, rolling highland hills and grand French balconies adorning pretty and prestigious old homes.
Between the Ancient Town of Hoi An and the brilliant blue coast, there are heaps of things to do, taste and see. Whether you’re travelling Northern, Southern or the full length of Vietnam, every backpacker knows that Hoi An, and it’s Ancient Town, is a city that can’t be skipped. This is the country’s foodie capital, canal capital, heritage capital and tailor capital. It’w Southern Vietnam’s most alluring destination.
On the southern Vietnam coast, Mui Ne is perfect if you’re in need of an escape from the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City. Or maybe you simply just want some sunshine after the cooler climate of Dalat. The beach town of Mui Ne ticks all the boxes for Vietnam backpackers. This year round destination attracts as many holidaymakers as backpackers, all of them looking to relax by the beach, sip Saigon by the pool or try their hand at kite surfing. Read more “WIT: A Backpacker Guide to Mui Ne, Vietnam”