This is part 2 of my journey arournd the world in 8 days. I you haven’t read the first part yet, you can access it here.
Guam, a tiny island South East of Japan, part of the territory of the United States. One part of the island is a US military base while the other is home to an endless number of both fast food joints and Japanese tourists. Life doesn’t seem very real here. I spend a day wandering around the main town and relaxing on the beach. After more than 24 hours without flying I am ready for the next chapter: Off to Palau.
Day 5 and 6
Palau – Pacific Island Paradise
Life is slow here on the islands, very slow. Quite perfect after all the hassle of international airports and different time zones. Tourists come to Palau for the amazing diving and snorkeling. Apart from that, there isn’t that much else to do and see. The first day in paradise I just spend as the locals do – by hanging around and eating a lot. I like the atmosphere here. The next day I join a snorkel tour – at $130 it doesn’t come very cheap but what would be my excuse not to see what made Palau so famous internationally. And I don’t regret it. The under water world is incedibly colorful and beautiful. Unfortunately, I have no under water camera on me so you have to believe me. At night it is time to head back to the airport. Next Stop: Manila, the Philippines.
The Philippines – it’s my third stop to this chaotic and crazy country in South East Asia. The last two times I enjoyed a week on the wonderful island of Boracay, this time I am only for a quick 24 hour stop. One more reason to stop at every corner to enjoy some of the delicious meals that can be found on the streets of Manila.
Even though I am not a huge fan of fast food, there is one brand that I go to every time I see it – Mang Inasal (Hiligaynon for Mr. Barbeque). The barbequed chicken and fish they do is just incredibly delicious. And you can get unlimited rice with your order. So next time you are in the Philippines, make sure to check it out.
Ping! The fasten seat belt sign is on again. We are about to take off. My Turkish Airlines flight will take me from Manila to Istanbul in 13 hours and then on to Frankfurt. I arrive back home in the very early hours of day 9 of my trip. There is still time to have a shower before going to work again. Incredible how much travelling can be done with only 5 days off.
Would you take such a trip or do you think it’s just wasting time in an airplane seat? Let me know in the comment section.