Solo Female Travel The Philippines - Part 1 Malapascua And Balicasag Bohol

Even though I had traveled to twenty countries, the Philippines was my first time traveling alone. This tropical paradise of a country welcomed me with delicious food, warm people, and fascinating sealife.

Part 1 of my adventure was Bohol and Malapascua. Balicasag in Bohol is among the best diving sites I have ever experienced. The corals and fish storms overwhelmed me with their vibrance. Likewise, waking up at 4 am for sunrise dives in Malapascua was a struggle only until I saw my first glimpse of the long, slender tail and graceful gliding of the thresher sharks. Malapascua is one of the only places these unique sharks come shallow enough for recreational divers.

Visiting the Philippines for a month was the first time I challenged myself as a solo, female traveler. I dove, hiked, and snorkeled with new friends from around the world. I will never forget this thrilling experience. Every woman should do a solo trip once in her lifetime to free herself from fear, to listen to her inner voice, and to learn to love herself.

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