5 reasons to visit Taketomi Island, Japan

Taketomi Island, Japan

We recently spent a wonderful week on the Yaeyama Islands in Japan. Out of the 3 islands we visited (Iriomote, Taketomi, Ishigaki) Taketomi Island is the smallest but had the most charm. In the last census of 2012 there were 323 people living on Taketomi Island. Needless to say that this is an island where […]

The night we slept in a cave in Malaysia

The night we slept in a cave in Malaysia 20

LEECH!!! Screamed the girls ahead. As I slowly followed in their footsteps, lo and behold, there was another Leech doing its demented dance like a raver who has taken one too many ecstasy pills. I gingerly walked around it, hoping that it wouldn’t latch on to me. This was about the millionth leech we had […]

7 Best Railway Journeys in India

7 Best Railway Journeys in India

7 Best Railway Journeys in India Railways have been an important and integral part of transportation in India. Being a land that flaunts a range of changing geographies, rail journeys are incredibly recommended to get connected to the land of extremes. While laying the tracks, for the sole reason of getting connectivity throughout the country, the government knowingly or […]

global recipe swap | Nasi Lemak Recipe

Nasi Lemak Recipe

global recipe swap | Nasi Lemak Recipe When we visited Malaysia we practically lived on Nasi Lemak. It’s Malaysia’s national dish and a must try if you visit this fascinating country. Nasi Lemak is a rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Traditionally it was served for breakfast (it was recently voted as […]

The Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa: Japan’s Tropical Paradise

Yaeyama Islands

The Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa: Japan’s Tropical Paradise When you hear the word Japan the first things that generally come to mind are neon lit skyscrapers, geishas and sushi. After spending a month there in 2010 we knew there was a lot more to discover in this wonderful country. From stunning countryside to a rich cultural […]

global recipe swap | Sri Lankan Hoppers

Sri Lankan Hoppers

Sri Lankan Hoppers When we first visited Sri Lanka, we already knew that we would love the beaches, the culture and the people but we were not sure what the food would be like. Over the 10 weeks we spent there we fell in love with Sri Lankan cuisine. From the fragrant veggie curries to […]

Video: A day touring Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan

Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan

Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan We recently visited the wonderful Japanese island of Ishigaki. While we were there we visited the beaches, tried the delicious local cuisine, drank sake at 09:30 in the morning, wore ancient costumes, listened to traditional music and created our own local cloth. Check out our video below to see us in […]

Sleeping in a homestay in Thailand

Sleeping in a homestay in Thailand

I was first to wake up and I gingerly stepped over Karen as I made my way to the door. Stepped over is the correct term by the way as we were sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I quietly walked across the main room’s floor and headed for the door. The bright sunshine […]