Lake Toba Travel Guide – All About Lake Toba

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Asia, Indonesia | One Comment
Lake Toba Travel Guide – All About Lake Toba

The largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest in the world might sound pretty special. Even more special is the fact that it is located inside a large volcanic crater with an island called Samosir right in the centre of it. Here’s our Lake Toba travel guide to introduce you to this […]

Where to stay in Malaysia – The Best Choices for Your Budget

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia, Planning | No Comments
Where to stay in Malaysia – The Best Choices for Your Budget

Malaysia attracts not only young budget travellers looking for an adventure holiday but also those wishing to spend some time in comfortable hotel or a luxury retreat, so here we are giving you some great options with respect to where to stay in Malaysia. We are often asked about where to stay in Malaysia. Accommodation […]

Bukit Lawang – Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Asia, Indonesia | 2 Comments
Bukit Lawang – Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

We were initially confused about planning out a trip to a country which is home to 17,000 plus islands. We were not keen to simply follow the banana pancake trail around the more popular spots and wanted to venture further afield. One thing which we were sure of though is that we wanted to see […]

Malaysia Travel Expenses – What We Spent and How

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia, Planning | 4 Comments
Malaysia Travel Expenses – What We Spent and How

Months three and four of our long-term travels were mostly spent in Malaysia, one of the easiest countries in Southeast Asia to travel in. This is probably why our Malaysia travel expenses were a lot lower than our Philippines travel expenses, which on the other hand is a notoriously difficult country when it comes to […]

Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka (sometimes called Malacca) was our final destination in Malaysia, being also our gateway to Singapore, so we really hoped to find enough interesting things to do in Melaka to ensure that our experience would be a fitting ending to the 40-plus days we spent in Malaysia. And indeed, we were not disappointed. The UNESCO […]

Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island

Lying on the south-eastern part of Malaysia’s peninsula, tropical Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) is a long-time backpacker favourite with stretches of sandy beaches, a pristine sea bed and dense foliage, making the island an ideal destination for those looking to take a break from mainland city life. Back in the the 70’s, Tioman Island was […]

Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Kapas Island, aka. Pulau Kapas or Cotton Island, just off the coast of Marang in the Terengganu state, on the eastern side of Malaysia’s peninsula, is perhaps one of the country’s best kept secrets. Or rather, that’s what it felt like when we arrived on the island during the Hari Raya period, a major holiday […]

10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Back in June, on Nikki’s insistence, we spent 10 days or so in Georgetown, Penang in order to experience its food, street art and cultural heritage. Although I was not keen on spending so much time there, seeing that I had not particularly enjoyed the town when I had visited a few years before, I […]

Discovering the Street Art in Penang

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Discovering the Street Art in Penang

When I had first visited Georgetown, Penang’s famous heritage city, almost a decade ago, I was rather disappointed with what I felt was a cold, crumbling town giving in to urban decay with no signs of revival. Sure, the street food and restaurants were great, as were the colonial buildings showcasing some of the town’s […]

Tourist Attractions Around Marina Bay, Singapore

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Asia, Singapore | One Comment
Tourist Attractions Around Marina Bay, Singapore

Singapore may be ‘tiny’ when compared to its neighbouring countries, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in tourist attractions and places of interest. We only spent 3 days in Singapore managing just a few of the most popular activities. Read on as we take you through our favourite sights around Marina […]