Budget Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Asia, Food, Malaysia | No Comments
Budget Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Although we really recommend the street food in Malaysia , which we normally ate on the go, there were times when we wanted to sit down at a restaurant and take a break from the buzzing activity of Kuala Lumpur’s busy streets. When we dine out, we always try to find budget-friendly places serving good […]

A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Asia, Food, Malaysia | 2 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 […]

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 […]

15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Asia, Food, Philippines | No Comments
15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Since we travelled around the Philippines on a budget, most of our meals consisted of street food and cheap (but hearty) dishes at local eateries. Street food is often deep fried or grilled and very tasty, though definitely not the healthiest option around! Healthy or not, here are 15 must try street foods in the […]

50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | 6 Comments
50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

The Philippines is by no means an easy country to travel in. It is sometimes complicated to get around, transport is difficult to book and you will find that “I don’t know” is the most common response to your questions. Many procedures are overly slow and complicated and information is hard to obtain, very often […]

Cheeky Passports’ Chicken Adobo Recipe

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Food, Philippines | 5 Comments
Cheeky Passports’ Chicken Adobo Recipe

Perhaps there is no dish that encompasses Filipino cuisine, culture and history in the same way that the Adobo does. The dish consists of meats marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorns and garlic cooked until very tender, whereupon the meat and thickened sauce is served over rice. Pork and chicken are typically used due to […]

Five Things To Do in Istanbul During an Airport Layover

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Europe, Turkey | 23 Comments
Five Things To Do in Istanbul During an Airport Layover

Together with Dubai and Doha, Istanbul’s Ataturk airport is one of the important airline hubs for people travelling from Europe to Asia, and with Turkish Airlines’ competitive prices, it is being used as a layover hub even for more remote destinations in the States and South America. If you have a layover in Istanbul and […]

A Picnic in Ancient Apollonia – A Tale of Albanian Culture and Hospitality

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
A Picnic in Ancient Apollonia – A Tale of Albanian Culture and Hospitality

The buildings along the highway from Tirana to Fier (the larger town gateway to ancient Apollonia, Albania) are very evident due to their colourful and ultra-modern facades, but for some reason, they all seem to be half-finished. We couldn’t make out whether construction was still ongoing or whether they had been abandoned before completion.  The road from […]

Feasting on Local Food in Georgia

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Europe, Food, Georgia | No Comments
Feasting on Local Food in Georgia

Feasting on local food is by itself a good enough reason to travel to Georgia, although we do recommend avoiding the scales for a while after your trip (says Michelle, Nikki doesn’t share the same concerns)! The food in Georgia, Europe (just in case you got lost in Atlanta), is an outstanding experience! Very heavy on […]