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This September I had the chance to go to Bali and the experiences I had there were simply breath-taking, despite the fact it was my third time in Bali. I stayed there for a whole month, and this is what I did.


Found an Abandoned Boeing Plane​

No one really knows how the aircraft ended up there. Some say that the idea was to open a restaurant there, but there are no confirmed facts. The whole territory is closed now, so I had to learn a few bribery magic tricks to get inside!


Went Inside an Abandoned Hotel

There really are quite a few abandoned places in Bali. I stumbled upon this massive building completely accidentally and it turned out to be an amazingly fun discovery. The size of it, the spooky atmosphere inside and the fact that the hotel hasn't been used for many years sounded so cool to me that I decided to make a separate video solely about this strange monument. You can check out the video on my channel.


Climbed 3150 m. High Mt. Agung

Now this one was really tough. I was dressed way too casually, so after somewhere around halfway point my feet were hurting and my shoes were being torn apart. But after almost 6 hours of hike, completely exhausted, I finally reached the top, and it was all worth it. I would definitely do this again.


Enjoyed Amazing Views Every Day

This might not sound like much of an achievement, but driving a motorcycle past such magnificent views can only make one feel happy, calm and in control. The nature in Bali is alone worth living there.


Drove a Sick Custom Bike

Every day I would rent a custom-made motorbike and explore the island, which is extremely fun and relaxing. Traveling this way also makes you much more connected to surroundings rather than when going with a car, but also allows you to see much more than walking on-foot would. Hands down my favorite means of transport!

I should also mention that this wasn't a vacation - I am a digital nomad, meaning I can work and travel at the same time. Currently I spend most of my time working on remotely, a company which I co-founded. 

If I'd have any regrets from this journey, it would be that I didn't stay longer. There will always be places to find, people to meet and food to try in Bali. Can't wait to come back here next year and see what this place has yet to offer!



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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Boracay Island Hopping Snorkeling

I jumped in. The water was warm and crystal clear; it enveloped my whole being as I plunged, paused, and sprung back to the surface. I had a quick glimpse of paradise; schools of colorful orange-striped fishes swarming above a seabed replete with healthy corals. I puffed seawater out from my snorkel, readied myself and let Boracay’s emerald waters envelop me once more.

Boracay Island Hopping Habagat Season

Our day started early at Boracay White Beach’s Station 2. We weren’t really planning on doing the island hopping tour since it was the rainy season and the weather wasn’t really that great, but C’s friend, who runs a boat tour around the island convinced us otherwise. She told us that tourists can still do the tour, which runs for about five to six hours, even if it was the habagat season (south-west monsoon). The tour sites shift to the eastern side of the island, with Bulabog Beach being the jump off point.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Friday, November 27, 2015

Where else can you witness an energetic volcano spitting out lava high above you? A sight like this makes Vanuatu a country worth making the effort to check out. Resorts are plentiful in Efate and Santo. These islands boast excellent roads, offering you a smooth accessibility to stunning beaches.

This main island in Vanuatu hums with activities whether educational, commercial, or for entertainment. Drive around to access the islands, bays, and high cliffs. Efate has two deep-water anchorages—the Havannah Harbour and Vila Bay. Drive around Efate along the coastline to pass by coconut vineyards, cattle stations, and rough inlets. It’s easy to gain access to the little islands up in the northern part, Pele, Nguna, and Port Havannah.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Ruf Resto Bar Boracay

A sumptuous feast, good for half a dozen people, was laid on our table. The offerings on each plate were beautifully set, each one looked mouth-wateringly good. But there was one big problem; we were only three in the group. Even the gluttons that we are, there was just no way we can finish everything!

Roofdeck Bar Boracay

We were at the roof deck of Ferra Hotel in Boracay [BOOK DISCOUNTS USING AGODA COUPONS], one of the newest luxury accommodations to mushroom at the celebrated island. The hotel is located in between the White Beach and Balabag Beach, a few minutes by foot from D’Mall.

We weren’t staying here though, what we were here for was their Asian-themed Ruf Resto Bar. While dining at Boracay’s White Beach is always enjoyable, it’s quite refreshing to also have one far-away from the island’s maddening crowd.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The District Boracay BBQ Weekend

Get your weekend BBQ fix while enjoying happy hours at The District Boracay!

A sumptuous line-up of BBQ classics, burgers, skewers and side dishes may now be enjoyed during Friday and Saturday cookout sessions, from sundown till 8:00 in the evening, at The District Boracay’s roof deck bar. Pair these with your favourite local beer or cocktail drinks, offered at 40% off during happy hours, to get that perfect vibe for a chill-out night on the island.

Premium steaks, fresh seafood and other dinner staples are also available on Star Lounge’s week-long From The Grill menu every 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Puka Beach Boracay

Giant waves were slamming the shore of Puka Beach like there’s no tomorrow. It was the habagat season in Boracay and what’s once a calm beach for swimming during the summer was now concert of crashing, angry surf that would sweep anyone off their feet if caught by it.

Puka Beach Sign Boracay

Puka Beach Stores Boracay

There’s no arguing that Boracay White Beach is the beach when it comes to fineness of sand and length on the island. But the problem with it is that there’s simply too many people crowding its shoreline, especially during the afternoons. Add in the docked paraws or local sailboats, and well, it’s really not the best place to go for a swim.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Smoke Restaurant Boracay Sizzling Bulalo

We were in Boracay and we were looking for lunch. We wanted something cheap, fast, hot and goes well with a cold bottle of Red Horse beer. Off through the fine white sand of Boracay’s White Beach and onto the chaos of souvenirs and skimpily clad tourists of D’Mall, we found what we were looking for. The Smoke Resto Boracay.

Smoke Restaurant Boracay D'Mall

I’ve heard and read about this restaurant in Boracay during my second visit to the island a couple of years back. The place was filled with hungry beach-goers looking for something affordable to eat for lunch without resorting to Andok’s ubiquitous chickens. The White Beach can be quite expensive when it comes to food, and this joint, surprisingly serves mean sizzling dishes without burning holes through your pockets; well, not so much anyways.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Friday, November 13, 2015

White House Boracay Beach Front

We were forced to wake early for breakfast after partying until the wee hours of the morning. We were after all at the island party capital of the Philippines, the famed or infamous—depending on how you view it—Boracay’s White Beach. Outside, kids are frolicking on the blinding white sand of the beach, unmindful of the big waves slamming the shore; us, we were at the patio of White House Beach Resort, enjoying our glass of iced tea, nursing a raging hang-over.

White House Boracay Lobby

It was way past midnight when we arrived at the White House in Boracay. A couple of hours of flight delay and a couple more of transiting from the Kalibo Airport to our hotel of choice didn’t dampen our high spirits. We wanted to party the moment we arrived in the island and we got there just in time.

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, November 12, 2015