sapa vietnam trekking

Trekking Sapa Vietnam | Rice Paddy Terraces and Home Stays with the Hill Tribes

Sapa Vietnam is a mountainous terrain which is famous for its rugged scenery, cascading rice paddy terraces and local cultures. Situated near the Chinese border, Sapa Vietnam will give you a taste of a completely different side of not only Vietnam but also Southeast Asia. Get off the grid for 2 days and trek through […]

Driving through the Monsoon | Bali, Indonesia

Our car is quarter submerged in water as we drive in and out of water filled ditches. The rain is pouring and we can barely see out of our little rental driving in and out of blindness – our windshield wipers work their very hardest. Road – water – wipe – road – water – […]

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6 Month South East Asia Backpacking Trip – Tips for Backpackers

A time comes, especially for us Australia/New Zealand working-holidayers, when your visa ends (this feels like the end of the world) and you don’t want to go home. For mostly all of us, South East Asia is on the way back so it just sort of makes sense to spend all of your hard earned cash traveling […]

The Exotic Fruits of Southeast Asia You Have to Try

The exotic fruits of Southeast Asia are quite possibly going to be the biggest thing I miss about this part of the globe. When you’re traveling in Southeast Asia over an extended period of time you kind of get used the luxury of eating these exotic fruits. Now I’m in Europe and the price of one […]

What 6 Months Backpacking Southeast Asia Looks Like

Ever since those Lonely Planet guys released that Southeast Asia on a Shoestring back in 79′, travellers have been exploring the region like there’s no tomorrow. I can totally understand why. Backpacking Southeast Asia is one of those classic trails that’s just so accessible, exciting, and relatively cheap. Here’s a taste of what our 6 months […]

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Borneo on a Budget: Exploring Mulu Caves Trip Guide

It’s surreal. You fly in a small little airplane with 15 other passengers over the pristine 100 million year old ancient rainforest. The plane follows a huge brown snake of a river, turns and glides right into the rainforest. You have landed in Mulu. Mulu Caves is famous for being, until recently, the largest cavern in […]

northern thailand guide

The Complete Northern Thailand Travel Guide + Photo Journal

Why Northern Thailand? Northern Thailand is the true charm of the country. The North attracts a different type of tourist, less of the party-goers from the South and more travellers who are really keen to get to know the traditions, land and people. With Thailand being such a popular travel destination, the North isn’t lack […]

paederus dermatitis

A Lesson from Mother Nature: Paederus dermatitis

Without a doubt, Mother Nature is our greatest teacher – constantly sending us reminders that many things are just out of our hands. We cannot control everything, even though we like to pretend. A little beetle taught me this. The Rove Beetle. I never even saw him, he’s that small. Smaller than a quarter. I […]