If you’re thinking about surfing French Polynesia, think again.


The level of respect in the lineup here is next level. The waves are an epitome of perfection, depending of course on your level of surfing. Whichever way you look at it, the locals make sure to strongly protect their ground. I noticed there was no such thing as crowds.

Mentawai Islands

girl and palm trees

If you’re a princess kind of surfer who must wear delicate designer bikinis and only paddles out to be “seen” by the men,  I highly recommend staying home as this place is not for the faint-hearted. Just getting to the outer islands can become a treacherous and very tedious adventure, depending on your style of travel…

The transits to reach Philippines

Cloud 9 boardwalk

Stray goats roamed the city streets on miscellaneous missions, oblivious to the poverty that surrounded them. Kids barely old enough to walk, equally as oblivious as they clung tightly to their brother’s shirts, while mounting the back of rusted bicycles…

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