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ANGKOR WAT: Temple Run (Day Trip) Guide to Angkor Archeological Park!

by Sean Nolan

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Angkor Archeological Park is made up of an estimated 1,000 temples, shrines, and urban developments covering over 1000 square kilometers of lush Cambodian jungle and swamps – making Angkor the largest religious complex in the world.  

Over 2 million tourist flock to Cambodia each year to see the ancient temples which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992According to officials, it would take over 7 days to fully explore the entire Angkor area.  

We only had a days time to visit the Temples, thankfully there are 2 Tourist routes to choose from when visiting Angkor; The Small Tour Circuit or The Grand Tour Circuit.  

Angkor Archeological Park
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia 
Website: Tourism Cambodia

 

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We opted for the (more popular) Small Circuit Tour, that takes you to 3 of the main temples and a few smaller complexes. 
• Angkor Wat
• Angkor Thom
• Bayon 
• Baphoun
• Phimenakas
• Preah Ngok Shrine
• Terrace Of The Leper King 

The Small Tour Circuit can be accomplished in half a days time (6-8 hours) and is recommended for first timers and tourist on limited schedules

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CEBU Like Never Before! (10 Most Awesome Experiences)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world-class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Let’s rediscover the “Queen City Of The South” as we give you tips on how to make the most of your Cebu adventure.

From trying the best lechon, getting up close with the whale sharks of Oslob, swimming with sardines at Moalboal, jumping into the turquoise waters of the mighty Kawasan Falls, to climbing the highest point of Cebu on Osmena Peak.

Here are the 10 Most Awesome Experiences in Cebu …

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IRON MAN EXPERIENCE & STAR WARS TAKEOVER: Hong Kong Disneyland is Now for Boys this 2017!

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Last time we went to Hong Kong Disneyland with the boys, my eldest, Aidan, commented that “Disneyland is for Girls.” He thought the place was Princess-centric and they couldn’t even buy anything from the stores. It became an internal joke among my sons but that is about to change.

I’m excited to bring them back this 2017. With the addition of the Iron Man Experience, the World’s first Marvel-themed ride in Disneyland, and the Star Wars takeover of Tomorrowland, Hongkong Disneyland is now for boys! 

Here’s a complete guide on how to plan your own awesome trip…

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DAMNAK LOUNGE: The Best Khmer and French Restaurant in Siem Reap? @damnaklounge

by Sean Nolan

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Damnak Lounge is considered to be the best Fine Dining restaurants in Siem Reap.  The menu celebrates the marriage of bold Khmer spices with the finesse of French cooking techniques.   

In a city that is flooded with millions of tourist a year, mediocrity amongst restaurants can be a big problem. All too often tourist may visit a popular restaurant expecting the best gastronomic feast they ever had, or at least, a taste of authentic local cuisine.  Sadly that isn't always the case.  

 

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Damnak Lounge, however, is one of those restaurants that will meet any food lovers expectations.  We were blown away by the quality of the food they served and the passion that went into every dish.

If you ever find yourself visiting Siem Reap and want good quality Khmer Cusine, we recommend giving Damnak Lounge a try. 

 
DAMNAK LOUNGE
1st Floor
Lotus Blanc Resort,
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap, The Kingdom of Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 965 557
Email: info@damnak.com
Facebook: @damnak

 

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Our Awesome Travel Moments of 2016!

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2016 was an awesome year for Team Our Awesome Planet! From out of the country destinations to discovering more of what our beautiful Philippines has to offer, it was indeed a year full of many wonderful memories!

Here’s a look-back at what each team member found memorable and why…

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PHARE The Cambodian Circus: Changing Lives One Show At A Time! @PhareCircus

by Sean Nolan

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Phare: The Cambodian Circus is a mixture of theater, modern dance, and acrobatics, expertly choreographed to tell a captivating story which combines Cambodian folklore and history into a show for all ages.     

Eight different programs  are rotated monthly. We were fortunate enough to catch Influence. A story about survival, domination, manipulation, and ultimately – redemption. 

 

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The history behind Phare and its inception is one of the more, amazing aspects of this incredible social enterprise.  Shortly after the Fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1994, a handful of Cambodian refugees found their way home and founded Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO School of the Arts in Battambang Cambodia.

Around twelve hundred students each year, receive free public education from kindergarten to 12th grade. There is also free Professional Level Arts training in dance, music, theater, animation, graphic design, illustration, painting, and circus.

The Circus launched 3 years ago as a means for PPS to help generate income, provide employment for graduates, and share Cambodian/Khmer Culture.  

We were amazed at the creativity and talent of the performers and surprised at how funny and powerful the story was. We encourage anyone visiting Siem Reap to make the time and experience Phare. 

 

PHARE: The Cambodian Circus
Phare Circus Ring Road, south of the intersection  Sok San Road,
Siem Reap, The Kingdom of Cambodia
Email: info@pharecircus.org
Ticketing: ticketing@pharecircus.org
Phone: +855 (0) 15 499 480 & +855 (0) 92 225 320
Facebook: Phare The Cambodian Circus
Instagram: @pharethecambodiancircus 

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TAO Philippines: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What Makes @TAOPhilippines Successful? #TBEX

One of the Philippines most highly regarded toursTao Expedition has drawn thousands of travelers from around the globe to the beautiful islands of Palawan, a Southern Province in the Philippines.

Tao Expedition, while known for its tours, has also been very involved with local communities in and around Palawan.  Tao considers itself a socially responsible enterprise that works with local communities in helping to preserve the environment and bettering the lives for the locals through educational programs and sustainable planning and immersion and awareness.   

 

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Climate Change and Tourism has drastically altered the delicate ecosystems of Palawan and the surrounding waters that the locals depend on for survival.  The hundreds of dedicated people who are a part of the Tao Expedition or Tao Philippines have made it their life's work to preserve Palawan as best they can.

TAO PHILIPPINES
Coron Tao Office: Don Pedro St. Coron town.
El Nido Tao Office: Serena St. El Nido town. 
Email: info@taophilippines.com
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

Here is a quick behind the scenes look into what makes Tao — not only one of the best tours in the Philippines but one that is also important.      

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SAGADA Itinerary: Definitive Food & Travel DIY Guide to Sagada (2017)! @FordPhilippines

Watch the first ever destination mini-documentary of our family adventure with the four 4 boys during All Saints’ Day in Sagada. 

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we travel and feature a destination on the OAP blog. It also documents our Sagada misadventures, culinary discoveries, and unforgettable moments during our Sagada 2016 Trip with Team Our Awesome Planet.

The film was made by Mofilm Director Gian Mawo in collaboration with Ford Philippines.

Watch SAGADA: The Road to Sagada! @FordPhilippines (A Sagada Travel Mini-Documentary)

 

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This Sagada travel guide was 2 years in the making since we had to visit Sagada during two peak seasons: Holy Week 2014 and Halloween 2016.

The guide documents our lessons, travel tips, and recommendations on the Best of Sagada.

Sagada Food & Travel Guide (2017) Index:

How to get to Sagada?
When is the best time to go?
Where are the Best Places to Stay?
What are the Must Eat Places in Sagada?
What are the Must Try Experiences in Sagada?
What are the Unique Pasalubong to Buy?

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BIYAHEROES: The Best Online Bus Booking Platform in Manila! Try it!

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One of the toughest predicaments travelers face is how to get from Point A to Point B in the least stressful way possible. Deal breakers include the cost of travel, time convenience, and accessibility of transport. Biyaheroes, an online booking transportation solution, is easily a DIY Traveller’s best friend.

With the sheer number of people taking public transport each day, commuting comes with its own set of nightmares: long lines, the hassle of physically purchasing your tickets, and unreliable departure schedules. With Biyaheroes, you can travel to over 20 local destinations with a few clicks of a button and minus the stress!

Here’s how you can become a bonafide Biyahero!

 

BIYAHEROES
Unit 6Y, #75 OBS Building III, Lopez Jaena St., Brgy Doña Aurora Quezon City, Metro Manila, NCR, Philippines
Phone: (02) 507 8656
E-mail: support@biyaheroes.com
Website: www.biyaheroes.com
Facebook: @biyaheroesph
Twitter: @biyaheroes

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