Staying with a local tribal family in a bamboo house in Yen Bai, Vietnam. A true off the beaten track adventure made possible by our motorbikes!

After initially being underwhelmed by Hanoi after our 2000 mile and 6 week journey from Saigon we knew we needed to get back on the bikes. Riding through some of the most isolated and authentic areas of Vietnam had spoilt us in many ways, leaving us craving that adventure once again. Heading up to the […]

Off the beaten track Bangkok: Visiting the Airplane Graveyard & almost getting syringed by a 7 year old!

You probably know by now that we have this weird obsession with abandoned places and also generally dodgy locations within nice cities, we just have some sort of tentus-wish I guess! So after managing to see some quite amazing places in Eastern Europe, getting our Urban Exploration on and seeing some of the most strange, […]

Two days exploring the peaks, rivers and farms of wonderful Xingping & Yangshuo via bikes, boats and boots!

The town of Yanghuo and the village of Xingping China sit in the stunning limestone karst peaks of the Guangxi province of Southern China. This dramatic landscape is punctuated by the rivers of the Yuling and Li, where Cormorant Fisherman still ply their trade on Bamboo rafts, rice paddies and traditional farming technique dominate local life and adventure […]

Visiting Zhangjiajie (The Avatar Mountains) – How to visit this wonderful, awe inspiring but confusing place!

After hearing about the mystical world of Zhangjiajie China, the floating pillars shooting straight up in an almost unbelievable fashion, the so called “Avatar Mountains” after their resemblance to the beautiful scenes from this ground breaking film… we just had to visit! But China is not the easiest place to navigate and several inquiries got […]

Our 4 days hiking in the monkey infested magical world of Zhangjiajie…the avatar mountains!

Years ago I remember seeing these amazing dream like photos a friend posted on Facebook, pillars of sandstone covered in thick foliage floating above a tropical forest below. Somewhere I immediately set my heart on seeing, but set in the middle of China I never really thought all those years ago it would be somewhere […]

Exploring the epic Mutianyu section of the Great Wall Of China, How to tick off this amazing experience from Beijing

To visit the Great wall of China must be on everybody’s bucket list and to actually get the chance to experience China’s greatest feat of engineering was a dream come true. We were initially a little confused about which section to do, going to the great wall isn’t just a case of going to “the” section, […]

Entering the mysterious world of Transnistria: The time warp self declared Communist Republic between Moldova and Ukraine!

We had heard about the secretive state of Transnistria as we had been travelling through Eastern Europe. We heard rumours of a dangerous border crossing, bribing guards, Russian military and a currency that is only recognised within its tiny borders sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine. But having a rather unhealthy obsession with Communism, sketchy border […]

The Princes Islands of Istanbul. Getting off the beaten track on these beach lined, historic and unique islands in the Bosphorus

Istanbul is an amazing city, the energy that rises from this huge metropolis is contagious and the chaotic nature of it is a charm. Yet with such a massive and city it can get overwhelming, with traffic, people, shouting and the smog that often lingers above the historic minarets of the Blue Mosque and down […]