Vieques Bioluminescent Bay – Tips for the Best Experience

Are you traveling to Vieques for a vacation? Great! You're going to absolutely love this little Puerto Rican paradise just off the coast of the main island.

But while you're exploring the stunning Vieques beaches during your stay, one thing you absolutely must do (and I'm not giving you an option here), is to experience the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay). This wonder of nature is so stunning that we did a tour not once, but twice during our stay on the island and we are certainly glad that we did.

It would be easy for us to say book it, do it (twice), and thank us later, but there are some things you really should know about this attraction before your visit to get the best out of it. Today, we want to share those tips.

Note: This post sadly does not contain photos as it is impossible to photograph the bio bay. Vieques is the perfect place to see them, but it is not the easiest to capture with a camera- but we're going to describe it for you anyway!

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Travel Brunei in 48 Hours – A Brief Stay in the Country

After a brutal 40 hour transit between South Africa and Brunei, Karen and myself finally made it to the peaceful and quiet city of Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei.

Our initial impression was that the country seems very peaceful and quiet.

We hired a taxi to take us to our hotel called Apek Utama, and booked a two nights stay. Because of exhaustion, we didn’t get a chance to explore the city until the next day. We were so fatigued we literally spent the entire day laying in bed!

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A Close Call Crossing Over from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Crossing from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu was tough mainly because of the lack of information online. The day Karen and myself had to make the trip, we couldn’t find the bus terminal that would take us from Bandar Seri Begawan to Serasa, the city where ferry terminal was located.

Feeling desperate, and not wanting to miss the ferry that typically leaves at 8am, we shelled out $53 USD to hire a taxi just take us from Bandar Seri Begawan to Serasa.

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A Side Trip to Jeffreys Bay (the Perfect Garden Route Stopover)

Jeffreys Bay is famous for its waves. Which is why in 2015, a World Surfing Championship was held there. In the finals of the tournament, professional surfer Mick Fanning was suddenly attacked by a Great White Shark who attempted to drag him under water. Fanning fought back by punching the shark!

Since then, Mick Fanning has now become famous for being the man who punched a shark.

Now I am not suggesting you go to Jeffreys Bay just to punch a shark. I am, however, suggesting that you do a stopover in Jeffreys Bay when you do a road trip through the Garden Route in South Africa.

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