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Gran Canaria Ferry

Gran Canaria Ferry from North Tenerife

Considering the close proximity of Gran Canaria to Tenerife – if you have the time – it can be worthwhile including a visit across to see how the other half live. You can either fly over or take the ferry. In our case, we planned to take the Gran Canaria ferry from the port of Santa Cruz

Death in Lembongan

Death in Lembongan

During our 10-day stay in Lembongan, we had several interesting conversations with the owner of our last guesthouse – TS Huts near Mushroom beach. On one occasion he told us that a member of his family had recently died, and they would be holding the funeral the following day. He explained it would be quite

Langkawi Island Life

Langkawi Island Life – Lush, Tropical, Timeless

It was raining when we arrived at Langkawi’s small international airport. We’d just taken 2 shuttle flights from Phuket, with a short transfer in Kuala Lumpur. These AirAsia flights only cost us €58 per person, and were the quickest, cheapest and most efficient way of travelling between the two islands. We were now looking forward

Loro Parque Tenerife

Loro Park Tenerife

The town and waterfront areas in Puerto de la Cruz are pleasant enough to walk around, but if you’re looking for a really special activity that will appeal to all the family, then you need to head out west a little. This is because Loro Park Tenerife, together with its sister park in the south

Karimunjawa Travel Budget

Our Karimunjawa Travel Budget & Impressions

Our 19-day journey through Indonesia started and ended in Jakarta. From there we took our return Qatar Airways flight back to Rome. But did our Karimunjawa travel budget cover our costs? and was it all that we were expecting? Our Karimunjawa Travel Budget Before leaving, we had worked out a travel plan and budget of just

Lembongan Island Beaches

Lembongan Island Beaches

For the first 4 days of our 2-week trip to Indonesia we enjoyed the peace and culture of Ubud in Bali. Since Ubud is a good way inland from the coast, we made sure our accommodation featured a decent pool (actually a private pool) to freshen up after a day in the heat. Following our

Air Asia Inflight Experience

AirAsia Inflight Experience

Following a few days in Phuket, we planned to take a short AirAsia flight south to the tropical island paradise of Langkawi. We were curious to see how the AirAsia inflight experience compared to other budget Asian airlines such as Lion Air and Jet Airways. Although there is a boat that runs between Phuket and Langkawi, the

Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife North – Puerto de la Cruz

After spending 3 days at Golf del Sur in the south of the island, we headed up by coach to Tenerife North – Puerto de la Cruz. We planned to stay 1 night at a small hotel close to the bus station in the center, followed by a few more nights at a more up-market hotel

Lembongan Island Activities

Lembongan Island Activities

A week on this island is just about the right amount of time you’ll need to visit the main attractions and enjoy most of the popular Lembongan island activities that are on offer. We actually spent 8 days there, and were able to do all the things we wanted at a leisurely pace. From snorkeling to

Phuket Thailand - Welcome to Russia

Phuket Thailand – Welcome to Russia

Our Malay peninsula west coast journey actually started in Phuket Thailand – just north of the Thai-Malaysian border. We wanted to use the flexibility of an open-jaw flight ticket to pack as many destinations as possible into our round-trip. Since we would be ending the journey in Kuala Lumpar, Phuket seemed to be a good starting point.

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