Why 2017 will be the most important year in travel

Why 2017 will be the most important year in travel

Goodbye 2016, most people will be glad to see the back of you. Hello 2017, what do you have in store for us then? 2016 brought some seismic changes around the world and no matter what side of the political debate you are on, we can all see that a lot of communities are divided. […]

Shipwrecked on Bamboo Island, Cambodia

Bamboo Island, Cambodia

Karen ran towards a bungalow, I on the other had wisely ran into the ocean knowing that our hunter would not dare go in there. My decision proved to be the right course of action as the beast chased Karen. Luckily for her, the hunter stopped at the steps of the bungalow and did not […]

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Thailand. The land of smiles and cocktails served in buckets. A country where you will see monks receiving alms at dawn and naked girls gyrating to terrible techno at dusk. This is a destination where backpackers and 5* travellers feel equally at home. As do we. It’s no coincidence that we have visited Thailand more […]

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 […]

Why we have fallen back in love with Thailand

Why we have fallen back in love with Thailand

The food was delicious but spicy. Don’t get me wrong, I love spicy food and my tolerance over the years for hot food has steadily increased but I am talking volcanic heat here. As I tried to cool the flames down by downing yet another coconut, Karen asked the waitress to call us a taxi. […]

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

  Sri Lanka is famous the world over for its fine white sand beaches, delicious food, love for cricket and of course tea. Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s former colonial name is still synonymous with tea production. When we were on the south coast of Sri Lanka earlier this year, we discovered that near to where we […]

The Lens: Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

The Lens: Highlighting a place with 3 separate images. One of the best things about travel is how it breaks down barriers. People tend to be less reserved when they are on the road. We met Emily and Stefan over our love of bacon in a guesthouse in Mongolia. Within half an hour of chatting […]