Luang Prabang- Bon Appetit

We weren’t initially planning on visiting Laos; mainly because flights were quite expensive to get here, but after we found out it was monsoon season in Indonesia we booked a flight to Luang Prabang. In all honesty, I wish we hadn’t, I mean Laos seems nice enough so far; but in the 11 days we…

Bali on a budget

Ubud- the land of breathtaking panoramic views, mouth watering delicious vegan food and a place where women’s boobs are no longer imprisoned by the treacherous bra. (Seriously, I spent most of my time trying not to look women in the nipple). This place is so dreamy, I find myself thinking more often than not, is this…

Temples of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta for some strange reason) has been surprisingly great. I did no research into Java island AT ALL, so I really didn’t know what to expect from any of the places we’ve visited. After a whirlwind few days last week in which we visited 3 countries (Melaka-Malysia, Singapore-Singapore and Semarang-Indonesia) in 3 days…

Climbing Mt. Bromo

Joe and I don’t usually pay for excursions or structured tours; we much prefer to do things ourselves, but when we discovered a trip to Mt. Bromo an active volcano we just couldn’t pass up the chance.We paid 480,000 IDR (around £30) for a 9 hour train journey, a night in a really nice hotel,…

A surprise in Semarang

Here is a lesson to you folks-make sure you check if a country is in the middle of monsoon season before you fly there. I’m currently sat in a hotel in Semarang, Indonesia listening to the severe downpour through the window as I type this… and it makes it worse that I wasn’t even aware…

Singapore-the Super city

Singapore is the best city in the world-fact (well not fact; my opinion but still). I’ve visited quite a few cities in my time; New York, London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Berlin just to name a few; and none of them can measure up to Singapore. We spent a meagre 24 hours here,…

An afternoon in Melaka

After 1 ferry, 1 cancelled coach, 1 very delayed coach, 1 local bus, 1 VERY boring (would not recommend) stop over in Ipoh, 1 well timed coach and another local bus we fiiinally arrived in Melaka. When arranging some last minute travel plans, we were initially going to skip this World Heritage site and go…

Langkawi on a budget

Long ago, in a far away land there was a girl named Mahsuri, who lived on a beautiful island- Langkawi. Mahsuri had breathaking good looks and everyone in the land was jealous of her. One day, she married her true love- Warrior Wan Derus, but unfortunately he had to leave her and fight a war with…

250km to Georgetown

Today I should have been writing a post about how lovely Ipoh is, which would be great…except for the fact that I’m in Georgetown. How have I managed to get these two destinations (which are quite far from each other I might add) you may ask? Well, Joe and I have started hitch hiking- sorry…

A Cameron Highlands Guide

If you’re planning on visiting the Cameron Highlands whilst you’re in Malaysia, and I highly recommend that you do; you should be really careful about how and where you choose to spend your time. There are PLENTY of hiking trails to get your teeth into as well as multiple attractions in both Tanah Rata and…