A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Asia, Food, Malaysia | No Comments
A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country with a very diverse, sometimes eclectic culture incorporating various aspects of Malay, Chinese and Hindu heritage which is very much reflected in its food. It is very easy to eat well in Malaysia – the street food is cheap, fresh and best of all, delicious. Also, there’s A LOT of it […]

Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Asia, Nepal, Planning | No Comments
Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

It’s already been a month since I spent a few days trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a relatively short and easy, but nevertheless beautiful trek around the lower Annapurna region. Although I’m no stranger to going on trekking trips abroad, I still tend to get a little nervous whilst I’m packing for them! The […]

A Walkable Day Tour of Manila City

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
A Walkable Day Tour of Manila City

Frequently ignored as a travel destination in its own right, by tourists visiting the Philippines who are attracted to the pristine islands rather than life in the city, Manila is often simply used as a transit city due to its widely connected international airport. Manila can indeed be intimidating; it is a city which is […]

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Instagram is one of our favourite social media platforms, yet it takes a lot of work to plan ahead and choose what photos to post. Here’s a small collection of Cheeky Passports’ favourite Instagram shots taken over the past months. Remember you can get a daily dose of our pictures by following our Instagram account CheekyPassports! […]

Ten of the Best Things to Do in Kathmandu

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Asia, Nepal | No Comments
Ten of the Best Things to Do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu! As I walked round the familiar streets of Thamel, I was taken back to my previous visit 10 years before, when the sight of cows casually strolling round the narrow roads and monkeys jumping across electricity poles, had induced an overwhelming sense of excitement that regrettably I have never experienced again on my travels. […]

Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Buscalan, the village of fierce (former) head-hunters, is today famous for being home to Whang-Od, the 100-year old, world-renowned tattoo artist who continues to ink enthusiastic visitors using the traditional Kalinga backhand tap technique. In fact, this is the reason why we found ourselves in Buscalan. I wanted to get a Kalinga tattoo made by […]

Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting to Buscalan from Bontoc and back. Since we found it so difficult to find the relevant details about getting there and away when we were planning to visit Whang-Od, here is detailed information about how to do this, which we hope will make your journey […]

A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Asia, Nepal | 18 Comments
A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, admittedly armed with very little research and information (despite Michelle having passed on detailed notes and yes she made me include that), one of the places I was told to visit was Durbar Square. Upon planning the logistics of the trip I decided to let my friend Google Maps guide […]

Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

After having spent the last 15 years of our lives living on a professional wage which we mostly spent on wining, dining, travel and entertainment in general, setting a restrictive daily budget for traveling around the world was no easy task. Expensive dinners and wine had to be set aside and replaced by affordable accommodation […]

Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 16 Comments
Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Sagada was our next stop after having explored the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad.  People we met raved about how beautiful Sagada was and how we should spend time there, so we booked a three-night stay without actually having a clear idea of what to do there. Indeed it was a good decision, the […]