Vlog #8: My visit to Tawau was just a quick stopover, but I managed to spend half a day exploring the city and hiking the rainforest to the tallest tree in the world!
Vlog #7: The fun-filled weekend I had exploring the Sabahan town of Semporna, and attending the Regatta Lepa Festival.
We had an entire morning to explore the Sabahan town of Tawau — and we spent it hiking and eating!
My experience at Semporna’s largest annual festival, the Regatta Lepa — a tribute to the boathouses of the ethnic Bajau Laut community.
This mist-shrouded town is blessed with cool and refreshing mountain air, gorgeous scenery and friendly people– the quiet and serene atmosphere here will give you a glimpse into life way back when. However, I made the journey specifically to see the ‘hanging coffins’.
Banaue is famous for the 2,000 year old rice terraces carved into its mountains. It’s an arduous trip to get there, but I’ve heard so much about the magnificence of the rice terraces that I had to witness it for myself.
Taal Volcano is an active volcano, said to be one of the smallest in the world. It is an interesting natural wonder– a volcano within a lake within a volcano within a lake. Hearing about this, I just had to make the journey!