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Borneo Wavehunters at WaveHunterAsia

White Water Rafting is a “must do” activity if you are staying a few days in Borneo in the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu. As a result, the Borneo Wavehunters had been on our agenda from the very beginning of our planned trip to Malaysia, and we were lucky enough to experience it. I say “lucky” because

Lion Rock, Sigiriya

Lion Rock Sigiriya

After spending our first wet night in Sigiriya, it was still raining the next morning. However, our plan was to climb to the top of Sri Lanka’s famous Lion Rock Buddhist monument, and a wet day wasn’t going to stop us doing that. Before that, we had a look around the grounds of our guesthouse

Jakarta Stopover - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Jakarta Stopover

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We’d just had a lengthy 10-hour Doha airport layover on our journey to Indonesia from Rome. Getting to our hotel as quickly as possible when we got to Indonesia was therefore a priority. On arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, we’d decided to take a short Jakarta stopover in a nearby hotel, and then take a domestic

COVID-19 The New-Normal Flying Experience

COVID-19 😷 The New-Normal Flying Experience

Already, for several years before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d become disenchanted with our long-haul flying experiences. As aircraft companies expanded their fleets with planes adapted to cram in more passengers, the cost of flight tickets came down and the surge of new travelers increased. This was predictably accompanied by a drop in standards

Girona transfers from airport

Girona transfers from airport and onward to Barcelona

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Located within sight of the Pyrenees in the northeast of Catalonia, Girona is a great place from which to start a journey to some really exotic locations. This is due to Girona’s proximity to Barcelona – a main Spanish hub from where many flights depart in the direction of South America, Latin America and beyond. Luckily, Girona transfers from airport

Don't Look Now

The Venice of “Don’t Look Now”

If like us you’re a bit of a movie fan, then this section is for you. The Venice of Don’t Look Now is encapsulated in a 1973 British-Italian thriller directed by Nicolas Roeg, adapted from a short story by Daphne du Maurier. It was filmed at a variety of locations throughout Venice, showing a seedier, grittier side


Maldives Planning a Break

Maldives Planning a Break: The luxury of some of the smaller islands in the Maldives comes at a price. However – if included as a short addition to a longer trip through other countries in the region – this unforgettable experience can be enjoyed without drastically over-doing the budget. The price you can expect to

Malay Peninsula West Coast Plan Your Travel

Malay Peninsula West Coast – Open-Jaw Trip

If you’re planning a multi-destination road trip, then booking an open-jaw flight can be a godsend. Our Malay peninsula west coast journey would actually start in Phuket, Thailand – just north of the Thai-Malaysian border. The trip would end in Kuala Lumpur, after visiting a sequence of destinations including Langkawi, Penang, Melaka and Port Dixon.

Getting Around Panama

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus 🚌

Without any real train infrastructure, buses are the primary way that most Panamanians — and many travelers — get around. The buses run frequently and are cheap enough, but if you have a few more dollars to spend you may want to make your travel a little easier. The Hello Travel bus shuttle company makes

South Goan Beaches

South Goa Beaches – Agonda

When we arrived in Goa, fresh off the night train from Kochi, we hadn’t yet decided which south Goa beaches we would visit – Agonda beach or Palolem beach. We had nothing booked, so left it to chance. As it turned out, our first experiences would be on Palolem beach. After an hours march from the