Southeast Asia

Should You Ride an Elephant in Thailand?

Elephant tourism is huge.  Without prior knowledge or research it may be difficult to know, should you really ride an elephant in Thailand? Feel free to share your views and spark a conversation in the comments section below the article. Prior to my trip to Thailand, it was impossible to scroll through my social media […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Indonesia

Indonesia is a spectacular and extremely diverse country.  With over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is a country which is well worth taking your time to explore.  I spent a month there myself, however, I would of much preferred to have spent longer exploring this beautiful country.  From the vast jungles of Kalimantan to the surfers paradise […]

Gili Islands – Surviving The Storm

Our journey to the incredible Gili Islands in Indonesia, from Bali, didn’t get off the best of starts. We decided we would go via slow boat when booking the transport through a travel agent in Ubud, due to the lower price of 200,000RP ($14.70). The slow boat was cheaper than the fast boat and we […]

Komodo National Park – Dragon Spotting

What sounds more appealing than trekking through a national park in search of the largest, deadliest lizards in the world?! Well, this is exactly what we did when we visited Komodo National Park.  The Komodo Dragon is native to Komodo National Park and this is the only place in the world you will find this […]

Apo Island Diving

After getting our Open Water Certificate in Koh Tao, we were more than ready for our next diving trip.  Diving in the Philippines was definitely on our ‘must do’ list for South East Asia.  We’d heard nothing but amazing reviews regarding the breathtaking reefs that where you can dive around the Philippines.  Having a flick through […]

Island Hopping Around El Nido

If you’ve ever heard anything about El Nido in Palawan before, you will have more than likely heard amazing things about the island hopping around Bacuit Bay.  From exploring pristine white sand beaches to snorkelling through limestone lagoons all the way to enjoying an ice cold San Miguel with barbequed fish on an uninhabited island, […]

Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers in Bohol

Whenever we spoke about or researched the Philippines, it was the Chocolate Hills which repeatedly popped up.  Naturally, we decided that while we were in the Philippines we would definitely go and see the Chocolate Hills for ourselves and see what all the fuss was about. Initially, we had planned to fly to Cebu City […]

Kidnap Free in Manila

Before we travelled to Manila, unfortunately, we were told multiple tales of people who know people, who were kidnapped after they had got into an unlicensed taxi. You know the kind of thing that you hear about happening in South America. We even heard one story of a woman who was shot in the head […]

Singapore on a Budget

When you think budget travel, one of the last destinations which would pop into your head would be Singapore. The city has a reputation for being the most expensive in South East Asia and in fact, I read that the city is now the most expensive in the world to live in, however, if you […]

Georgetown, Penang – Endless Street Art, Great Coffee and Amazing Food

Before visiting Malaysia, in all honesty I had never heard of Penang.  Before our trip to South East Asia, visiting Malaysia was not even close to being top of our list of places we were excited to visit or even recommended to visit.  On reflection, I really do not understand why.  Malaysia is a beautiful […]