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2012 Round Up – The Occasional Travels

2012 Round Up – The Occasional Travels

Wow 2012 was quite a great year in terms of travelling! I had hoped to travel more, but I wasn’t really expecting to travel as much as I did given that I was piled with projects at work. But somehow I managed to squeeze out the time and ended up visiting a surprising 7 countriesMore

Diving… On Your Period [Go! Girl Guides Article]

Diving… On Your Period [Go! Girl Guides Article]

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! I just got back from a great week of diving in Manado with fabulous underwater critters and great weather, and I spent most of my days out on a boat divingMore

Dive Log – Bunaken and Manado [Nov 2012] – Part III

Dive Log – Bunaken and Manado [Nov 2012] – Part III

We were back diving Manado and Bunaken after our Lembeh dives, which gave us an extra hour to sleep in =) Perhaps after the plethora of macro life in Lembeh we were a little spoiled, but there were still some great discoveries here, including the pretty harlequin crab, and how we almost came across aMore

Dive Log – Lembeh [Nov 2012] – Part II

Dive Log – Lembeh [Nov 2012] – Part II

Lembeh Straits is one of the more well known places to dive at, and it is truly as awesome as people describe it. It’s a sheltered stretch between the Manado mainland off the coast of Bitung, and Pulau Lembeh, so generally the waters there are quite calm. The diving there is mostly muck diving, whichMore

Dive Log – Bunaken and Manado [Nov 2012] – Part I

Dive Log – Bunaken and Manado [Nov 2012] – Part I

I had heard great things about Manado before this trip – my own sister had visited the place several times and most people rave about it as a macro heaven, full of unusual small creatures that dwell in their sandy bottoms. We stayed at Cocotinos and spent 4 days diving at the nearby Bunaken island aboutMore

Living it up at Cocotinos Manado – A review

Living it up at Cocotinos Manado – A review

For this particular trip, my group of 5 were a little tired of the cramped and occasionally icky conditions of our past dive accommodations, so this time around, we planned our stay at a pretty nice boutique hotel resort called Cocotinos Manado. The dive centre Odyssea Divers is based in the resort, so our dive packageMore

Weird and wonderful critters in Manado Waters

Weird and wonderful critters in Manado Waters

So I’m back from a great week of diving in Manado! It was a great week off where all I had to think about was eating, sleeping, diving, diving and more diving. Manado is a fabulous dive spot, especially those who like underwater photography and love the little weird and wonderful creatures unique to thisMore

Jac_theocctrav on Hejorama Instagram – Manado

Jac_theocctrav on Hejorama Instagram – Manado

Hello my lovely Occasional Travellers! I’m just back from Manado and it was a helluva diving trip! Saw lots of great critters and had the chance to really work on my underwater photography, so you’ll be seeing quite a lot of Manado-related updates and pictures in the near future! In the meantime in case you’veMore

Weekend Wanderlusting: Manado

Weekend Wanderlusting: Manado

We’re in the last quarter of 2012, and while I thought the UAE/Munich trip was going to be the last trip for the year, it turns out I managed to squeeze in another one!   I’M HEADED OFF TO… Dive in Manado, Indonesia! I’m really quite excited about this trip! Manado is one of THEMore