Melbourne is an incredible city, full of life, energy and people! However sometimes you might want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head out into nature. Melbourne is blessed with some incredible landscape within a relatively close distance (I’m talking in Australian terms!). You have the Great Ocean Road, Torquay and
After visiting Angkor and the amazing temples of Siem Reap you might be wondering what else there is to do in the small city. The temples might dominate most visitors agendas and indeed the majority of their time here, and rightly so, but if you want to escape the flashing lights of Pub Street and
The Australian Outback is a strange and mysterious place. It stretches out for miles and miles of nothingness. Heading down the famous Stuart Highway that runs pretty much down the centre of Australia was at times like playing one of those old car games on the mega drive, where it’s just the same scenery repeated
The Gili islands Indonesia are three small Islands (Gili actually means small island in the local language of Lombok) off the coast of Lombok in the sea between it and Bali. These three islands are complete paradise, no cars, continuous immaculate beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters filled with corals and amazing sea life, little cottages
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
When we heading over to Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta and often spelt like this too) from Jakarta we had really no idea what there was to do here. In fact we always just saw it as a kind of pit stop for heading off over to Mt Bromo rather than a destination in its own right. But
Leaving Thailand just a week or so before the famous water festival I couldn’t help but be a bit disappointed, so near and yet so far, we had booked our flights to Myanmar before we realised! But what we also didn’t realise is that not only does Thailand celebrate the water festival, but Myanmar do
Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known has to be one of the all time highlights of our travels so far. A truly authentic culture, welcoming people, unspoilt traditions, mysterious history and amazing landscapes. But often people we meet seem hesitant to visit, but here is our guide to Myanmar travel and what to
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
Ever since I saw a strange and somewhat obscure photo of this shimmering rock teetering off the side of a cliff I knew I had to visit. The mysterious land of Myanmar called me in with its untouched and mesmerising culture as soon as I learnt of its endless charms. The tourist trail, if you
When we decided to head over to Borneo, specifically the Malaysian side, we were keen to take the opportunity to soak in all this magnificent and mysterious island had to offer. From trekking through the jungle in search of endangered animals to embracing the rich tribal culture of this wonderful region, we Borneo would allow us
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.
Whilst considering the countries we wanted to visit whilst touring South East Asia, Myanmar always came up as the one which held the most intrigue and unknown. A country relatively few visit in this region, one only just opened up to tourism where the culture is vastly different to that of places like Thailand or
Chiang Mai trekking in the jungles of Northern Thailand was something we had wanted to do even before we knew anything else about the area, about trekking in South East Asia or even had any other plans for backpacking. It became our code word for the adventures we would have on our long term travels
Backpacking around South East Asia is an amazing adventure, travelling through amazingly diverse landscapes and from country to country like a true explorer. But we always like to add to the adventure if we can, for example buying motorbikes in Vietnam added so much more to our time there than just a method of transport.