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Sabang - Tabori - Restaurant View
  JANUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had high hopes for Puerto Princesa (PP), but I was left a bit disappointed. I had done one of the two ‘recommended’ tours whilst in PP: The Honda Bay Snorkelling Trip. There was one more to do (the Underground River in Sabang) before I headed for Port Barton (and onwards). In Puerto Princesa, I was offered a return day trip to the Underground River (all inclusive of fees, etc) for PHP1200… but, I decided to make my own way to Sabang and discover it myself. I planned to stay there 4 […]

Puerto Princesa – Philippines – To Sabang



Quan Lan - To Halong - 5
  JANUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I enjoyed my short stay on Quan Lan Island even though it was the wrong time of year to be there. It was time to move on… I still had 11 days before I had to leave to The Philippines, so I looked at my options. There weren’t many between Quan Lan and Hanoi. I decided to head for Halong City for a few days to see whether or not it had anything more to offer than just a transitpoint for people coming and going from their Halong Bay cruises. HOTEL […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – To Halong



Cat Ba - To Quan Lan - View
  JANUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I enjoyed my Christmas and New Year in Cat Ba Island even though it was the wrong time of year to be there. It was time to move on… I still had 2 weeks before I had to leave to The Philippines, so I looked at my options. Whilst in Cat Ba, I did not see much of Halong Bay so I decided to go north into the group of islands. The manager at the Full Moon Party Hotel, Cat Ba suggested that I go to Dao Co To; we […]

Cat Ba – Vietnam – To Quan Lan



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  DECEMBER 2015:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I really enjoyed my time in Hoi An, but it was time to move on. It was time to move on to my next destination: Cat Ba Island. You can get to Cat Ba from Hoi An by train, but this is best done on an over-night ‘sleeper’ and the journey from Da Nang to Hanoi is said to take 12-14 hours. I’m a GRANDPAcker so, I decided to fly. BOOKING THE FLIGHT: You need to Book a Regional Flight from Da Nang to Hai Phong; I went directly to the Vietnam […]

Hoi An – Vietnam – To Cat Ba Island