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1. Posted by rtri (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Any suggestions where I can go to get a shot of adrenaline rush?

Hoping to get some kiteboarding lessons, some scuba diving, maybe some trekking and watersports (wakeboarding, surfing, etc) just to make the most out of my trip.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

rtri,
I have not been to Bali, but surfing friends of mine have and rave about it. They also have kite boarding and scuba diving. Trekking in the mountains. Worth looking at. Good luck.

3. Posted by kekiliu (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Have a good time !

4. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

How bout the Philippines? Am looking up the place myself, have heard the diving is amazing, and i think watersports can be easily done at many of the beach resorts there eg Boracay, White Beach amongst many others. And apparently Alex Garland's novel the Beach is based on a Filippino island...

The Cordillera Mountains in Northern Luzon also offer ample opportunities for trekking activities...

5. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 8y

For diving and wonderful beaches, I thing Philippines is one of the best option. They even have a surfing capital called Surigao del Norte. I'm planning to go back to Philippines again because it was amazing!

6. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 8y

Quoting itenerant

How bout the Philippines? Am looking up the place myself, have heard the diving is amazing, and i think watersports can be easily done at many of the beach resorts there eg Boracay, White Beach amongst many others. And apparently Alex Garland's novel the Beach is based on a Filippino island...

The Cordillera Mountains in Northern Luzon also offer ample opportunities for trekking activities...

I think Alex Garland's The Beach was purposefully based on Thailand as it started off in a guesthouse in Bangkok but he wrote this novel with his experiences which he gained while traveling in the Philippines into the storyline.

The novel that was based in the Philippines is his new book called "Tesseract".

;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 23, 2008, at 6:44 PM by Kyels ]

7. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

Quoting Kyels

The novel that was based in the Philippines is his new book called "Tesseract".

;)

Uh, it's hardly new. It was published in 1998.

The film adaptation changed the setting from Manila to Bangkok.

8. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 8y

Quoting summer910

Quoting Kyels

The novel that was based in the Philippines is his new book called "Tesseract".

;)

Uh, it's hardly new. It was published in 1998.

The film adaptation changed the setting from Manila to Bangkok.

I did not catch the film. Only read the book; not Tesseract though. Not really into his work.

;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 24, 2008, at 8:15 AM by Kyels ]

9. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 7y

Quoting Kyels

Quoting itenerant

How bout the Philippines? Am looking up the place myself, have heard the diving is amazing, and i think watersports can be easily done at many of the beach resorts there eg Boracay, White Beach amongst many others. And apparently Alex Garland's novel the Beach is based on a Filippino island...

The Cordillera Mountains in Northern Luzon also offer ample opportunities for trekking activities...

I think Alex Garland's The Beach was purposefully based on Thailand as it started off in a guesthouse in Bangkok but he wrote this novel with his experiences which he gained while traveling in the Philippines into the storyline.

The novel that was based in the Philippines is his new book called "Tesseract".

;)

The beach was set in Thailand, but apparently Alex Garland spent quite a bit of time in the Philippines and Palawan was his inspiration for "the beach".