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Beach Tour 59
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2022: OVERVIEW: In my previous post (Gili Trawangan – Indonesia – Getting There) I talked about how to get to and find accommodation in Gili Trawangan (GiliT). You can check out 12Go to have a look at ‘getting there’ options: It is assumed that you plan to be here for 60 days … arriving with a standard 30 day Visa On Arrival (VOA), then extending your VOA by another 30 days. This gives you upto 60 days for your GiliT ‘experience’. … now let’s talk about what it is like to ‘live’ here … PLEASE NOTE: The […]

Gili Trawangan – Indonesia – Information


MAY 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The official exchange rate at time of writing was US$1 = C$2,819 (Colombian Peso / COP). I stayed a total of 5 nights at the Hotel Stil in Cartagena. I stayed in a Double Room for US$22.75 / night. The price included a very good Buffet Breakfast. It was an average sized room with a Double Bed, wardrobe, fridge, and TV (Spanish speaking channels only). The in-room wifi was ‘variable’ during the day but OK early morning and at night. It was time to move on to Taganga. GETTING THERE: We decided to […]

Taganga – Colombia – Information



MAY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Bantayan Island and include: Transport from Bantayan to my Malapascua hotel 1 night in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Room (breakfast included) 10 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Room (breakfast included) Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment 5 SCUBA Dives CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Bantayan Island to Malapascua Island, Malapascua Information, and Where To Stay On Malapascua. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON […]

Malapascua – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs


FEBRUARY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. INTRODUCTION: It was time to move on from Palawan Island. It was also time to do some LIVING… I had done a 1 Day Island Hopping Trip in Honda Bay near Puerto Princesa. I had done another 1 Day Island Hopping Trip in Port Barton. I had also tried a 2 Day 1 Night Island Hopping Trip in El Nido – which was abandoned on the 2nd day. This was a little bit of LIVING but not enough. I was in search of something more…  In El Nido, the SCUBA Diving wasn’t good. […]

Coron – Philippines – Apo Reef SCUBA Liveaboard Trip



NOVEMBER 2015: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had just arrived in Nha Trang that same evening. I had booked into my Guesthouse and had ‘hit the streets’ to find a local street cafe for dinner. I met an Englishman who was dining next to me. He worked for Rainbow Dive, one of the best Dive Shops in Nha Trang. He told me that they were going out the next day and that, because it was Friday, we got 3 dives instead of 2… with the last dive being a ‘Debris Dive’ where you collect debris from the sea floor. […]

Nha Trang – Vietnam – SCUBA Dive Trip