Flying over to the Malaysian part of Borneo most have one main objective: To see the endangered Orangutans in their natural environment in the only place in the world where they exist. With dwindling numbers over the last few decades this bucket list item is even harder to tick. However with many amazing conservation areas
Vang Vieng was once a byword for backpackers excess and the devastating effects it can have on a place. In the past this wonderful village surrounded by mountains and stunning rivers was described as a “Paradise Lost”, engulfed by the drunken backpackers who would pass through without a care for the culture or indeed the
So, you are riding your bike through Vietnam and having the time of your life on this epic journey. Along the way you have been greeted with smiles, waves off Police and generally been treated well. Now you come to Mui Ne to take a break by the sea, explore the huge sand dunes and
If you’ve not already noticed, we love getting out into the outdoors, we thrive when we’re out exploring in nature whether that’s scrambling, climbing, kayaking or any number of crazy adventures. But the purest form of outdoor enjoyment is hiking of course and there is nothing better than the mountains in England and the UK.
When you think of backpacking excesses, debauchery, drunkenness and generally the sort of behaviour that gives us more cultured travellers who happen to carry their belongings on their back a bad name the place Vang Vieng won’t be far from a mention. Over the past decade or so it has built up a reputation for all
Adventure!! We love it! In fact we scour the globe looking for our next crazy adventure, whether that is jumping off the side of a mountain, tackling ferocious white water rapids, scaling cliffs with our bare hands or just hanging around at 2000ft! But after visiting the amazing town of Interlaken in Switzerland over the
After surprising our family with a secret trip home for Christmas, all the way from Australia, we decided rather than just fly all the way back down under in one we would visit a few places on the way. After calling in at Berlin and then Dubai for a few days we had a full
After being on a packed bus for 15 hours, sleeping for 2 and heading up to the impressive Mt. Bromo on Java we could have been forgiven for taking a break! But no, not us! It was onwards and literally upwards to climb our second active volcano in as many days and with probably as
We had never heard of Mt. Bromo before heading off to Asia and unlike many big experiences it wasn’t etched onto our Asia bucket list for years! We had been staying in a homestay in the hills of SaPa in rural Northern Vietnam, huddled around a fire and drinking rice wine to stay warm when
When most people think of Australia there are two very distinctive images that come to mind, the beach and the outback!! One is our typical image of those that live along the coast, the laid back surfer lifestyle and easy going ways. The other is of a barren orange landscape where not many people live
When we decided to visit Borneo we did so to see the amazing wildlife, to explore the dense and otherworldly jungles and rainforest, to delve into nature and see some unforgettable sights. One of the best and easiest to reach places to do this is Bako National Park Borneo, from the Croc infested river that
Climbing Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest mountains in South East Asia had been one of the first things I wrote down on our “to do” list in the region. As the list inevitably grew over time and encompassed some amazing and immense bucket list experiences and many more we didn’t even know about until
After our epic 7 week motorbike adventure through Vietnam a few months earlier we were keen to get back on some proper motorbikes after exploring Asia mostly on the more convenient and cheaper scooters! Heading over to Bali there is so much to keep you entertained, although, we’re really not ones to spend too long at
After trekking for 3 days through the dry and challenging terrain between Kalaw and Inle, staying in simple local villages we were ready to kick back and enjoy Lake Inle. One of the star attractions on the trail through Myanmar it had been billed highly as a stunning location from which to soak in local
During our time in the wonderful country of Myanmar we had some of the most memorable, eye opening and unique experiences of our time in South East Asia. A stand out trip for us was the route we took from the small mountain town of Kalaw to the well known, stilt house lined Lake Inle.