Monday, October 24, 2011

UNEXPLOITED SIDE OF TAGBILARAN, BOHOL

Thousands of tourists from different part of the globe visit the island of Bohol every month. And these numbers are tend to be doubled during summer vacation. Tourists bring both negative and positive effect on their destinations. The positive side they bring is in relation with the locality's economy. Local and foreign tourists, backpackers or luxury travelers, bring money in their destinations. But, together with the financial contributions they bring are some negative environmental effect. Deterioration of nature-made scenery, exploitation of natural resources, damage to natural habitat of some animals and alteration of the balance in  ecosystem are some of the negative contributions brought by some irresponsible tourists. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK

After my trip to Laos, this is next country on my itinerary. Although I've been here during my stopover going to Vientiane I didn't have time before to go around the city. I have to stay within the airport for about 5 hours waiting for my next flight. So when I go back here, I ask for a reservation on a hotel near downtown and shopping areas where I can buy souvenirs for those are waiting back there in "Pinas. From the airport, It took about 40 minutes going to Ecotel Bangkok on New Pecthburi Road 35, Rajthevee. The good thing was I've catch a taxi with a very polite and entertaining driver so I never get bored and acquire many information about Thais as we ride to my destination.The taxi meter registered an amount of 260 Baht, but there's an additional 50 Baht for airport charge according to the cabbie so, it cost me 310 Baht for the ride. After I've checked-in, I took a short nap before I went out the downtown. I took my dinner at KFC in Indra Mall.....

But my most interesting and heart-pounding experience was my travel the following day...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

EAT ALL IF YOU CAN IN LAOS

One thing I never forgot here in Laos is their food. At first I think I will be getting thinner here because of the kind of food they serve in the restaurants or eatery. So much different from the food that I used to eat in the Philippines. Laotian used to eat raw food. Raw meat, raw vegetable, and so on. I can't imagine that some plants  which are considered as grasses back home are edible here. Every time you order a noodles or "shabu-shabu" raw vegetable is never absent. They are satisfied eating noodles on breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of the unforgettable moment here when it comes to food was when my Lao friend told me to try the "TAM MAK TENG". At first, I declined to taste the food they offer for their faces looks suspicious as they were offering it to me, but for goodness sake I have tried and tasted the food.  Wtf! It was so hot that I blew the food off my mouth. Then they burst laughing. They gave me a good time. But it was cool. I am a Bikolano and I am used to hot food but their spices were different. I thought I've seen my ears blowing smoke the time I tried that one!

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