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San Juan Del Sur - El Timon Sunset
DECEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Ometepe Island … where we stayed for 6 nights in the Hostal Tecali. The hostal is located 600 meters up a dirt road from Santa Cruz. My Double Room should have been US$15 / night. But, I got it through BOOKING.COM at a 67% discount. We rented a scooter from the Tecali for 5 days which allowed us to get around the island to all of the tourist spots. We paid US$17 / day for the scooter (discounted down from US$20). It was now time to move on and to […]

San Juan Del Sur – Nicaragua – Information

FEBRUARY 2016: INTRODUCTION: I was staying at the AGLICAY BEACH RESORT on Tablas Island. I was impressed by what I had found. The Aglicay was the best value for money accommodation that I had found in my 5 weeks in The Philippines so far. The room was a good size and clean; so was the ensuite. It had a lovely beach setting. However, when you use online search engines, there are very few Hotels listed for Tablas Island (less than 10). I wanted to know whether or not there were more such places around the island that were not on the internet… did […]

Tablas – Philippines – Around The Island By Scooter

JANUARY 2016: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I arrived in Quan Lan from Cat Ba. I had not planned to be in Quan Lan; I was, actually, trying to get to Co To… Anyway, I arrived in Quan Lan without any pre-booked accommodation. I booked into the Ngan Ha Hotel just walking in off the street. I was only staying 3 nights, so I booked all 3 at the Ngan Ha. The room rate was VND300k / night; I negotiated them down to VND200k / night. On my second day I decided to rent a scooter and have a look at […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – Around The Island By Scooter

OCTOBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I arrived in Phu Quoc via a Mekong Delta Tour. I had already used BOOKING.COM to book 4 nights into the Lien Hiep Thanh Resort (about 4km south of Duong Dong). I booked 4 nights because Phu Quoc is a big island and I knew that it would take me 2 days to have a good look around. My objective was to find the best place to stay for the remainder of my planned 3 weeks on the island. TRANSPORT: When I arrived in Duong Dong, I was dropped off at the minivan offices […]

Phu Quoc – Vietnam – Around The Island By Scooter

AUGUST 2015: INTRODUCTION: I was staying in Padang Bai and my plan was to stay there a few days before moving north to Amed. Amed is only 30km north of Padang Bai so I decided to rent a scooter and have a look at Amed in advance. A bit like I did with Kep whilst staying in Kampot. WHAT I FOUND: I found another Kep… Albeit a lot more compact. Amed is, effectively, a string of holiday resorts that stretch about 10km along the coastline broken only by the rise and fall of the coastline between the crescent bays. There is no […]

Padang Bai to Amed – Indonesia – Scooter Trip