Move over, Bali. A new tropical paradise has arrived on the scene. The teardrop shaped island, situated 800 kilometres from Manila is fast becoming southeast Asia’s destination of choice. On Siargao island, you’ll find palm trees are more populous than civilians and surfing is practically a religion. The dark smooth skin of the locals denotes … Read more
Bali’s reputation as a tropical paradise precedes itself. So it’s no wonder that travellers from all around the globe are lured to the Indonesian island. The mere mention of Bali evokes images of days spent basking on sun-soaked shores, jagged palm fronds that wave at you from 30 feet above and sandy beaches seemingly untouched … Read more
I’m lying down on my left side, staring up at the glaring lights. The curtains are a parakeet green, reminiscent of the palm trees we passed minutes earlier. The tiles are sparkling white, a backdrop for the sterilised stainless steel tools. I’ve never liked hospitals. But in this moment, I’m extremely grateful for their existence and for the people who operate them on a daily basis.