Timor Leste: Traveling in one of the least visited countries in the world

Timos Leste, or East Timor, is one of the least visited places in the world and also the newest country in South East Asia. It’s 1000 kms to the east of Bali and boasts pristine beaches, unspoilt mountains and reportedly some of the best diving spots. So how is it to travel to this still unpopular destination? We asked our fellow traveler Larissa to share … Continue reading Timor Leste: Traveling in one of the least visited countries in the world

Life in Koh Chang: A Dutch Expat’s Journey to Thailand

Meet Floris And Marieke, a couple from Holland that made their dream come true in Thailand.   Why did you decide to move to Thailand and how long have you lived abroad? From October 2006 until November 2008 we travelled overland with a Mercedes Unimog from the Netherlands to Namibia in Africa, and back. We drove roughly 70.000 KM through many different countries and gained … Continue reading Life in Koh Chang: A Dutch Expat’s Journey to Thailand

Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails is not a hotel. It’s a travel in time to a bygone colonial era. Five hours drive from Colombo on windy roads, passing through lush tropical vegetation and bustling towns, bring us to luxurious tea-planter bungalows tucked amongst the plantations. We are warmly welcomed by Sanjaya, our butler. The rooms are airy and spacious, each with its own patio. The roll-top bath … Continue reading Ceylon Tea Trails: The Ultimate Luxury Escape in Sri Lanka

What to Expect from Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The Old Quarter in Hanoi is undoubtedly the most bustling part of the city. If I had to compare it somewhere else it would be to China Town in Bangkok. It’s noisy, busy, motorbike clogged and there is always something happening, usually on the higher side of the decibel meter.  If you want to experience the quintessence of Hanoi this is the right place to … Continue reading What to Expect from Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Malaysia Beyond The Obvious

Traveling off the beaten path is rewarding but also difficult. It gives you the opportunity to connect with the local culture on a deeper level but might also involve the lack of fancy infrastructures, easy transportation and English speaking people. If this doesn’t scare you, you might want to to have a look at the folowig places in Malaysia which are away from the trails … Continue reading Malaysia Beyond The Obvious

10 Things You Don’t Expect When Visiting Japan

Did you know that the shoes sizes in Japan are completely different from what we are used to and the local phones are unable to turn off the camera sound? Keep reading and find out why. Did yo knowPeople Dress Very Conservatively – Japanese women dress very conservatively. Women will wear dresses and skirts that go past their knees and are very flowy. Their shoulders … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Expect When Visiting Japan