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Kuala Penyu to Sepilok

Sepilok Borneo – Where to Stay & Eat

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Sepilok was our final destination in Borneo, following a 21-day journey through Malaysia. After spending 4 days in Kuala Penyu, we organized a taxi to take us to the airport at Kota Kinabalu. Our next destination was Sandakan, from where we would head out to Sepilok. We had a late morning flight booked with Malaysia Airlines (RM99

Lembongan Island Guesthouses

Lembongan Island Guesthouses

Nusa Lembongan is a laid-back island off the southeast coast of Bali. After our 4-day stay in Ubud, we took a boat to discover what the island has to offer. With a good selection of guesthouses to choose from, we selected 2 places with four nights in each. To keep things interesting, these guesthouses were located at

Panama City to Santa Catalina by Bus

Panama City to Santa Catalina by Bus

Although our 26-day trip around Panama started in Panama City, our first real taste of the Pacific coast was in Santa Catalina. Here, we’d earmarked 3 days on the beaches, staying at the nearby Hotel Iguanito. If like us you’re planning to travel from Panama City to Santa Catalina by bus, you’ll need to start

Mangoes in Moalboal, Cebu

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This is why we came to the Philippines: To relax in an off-track, secluded location with an open bath-water temperature sea, great snorkeling, tasty local food, fish and exotic fruit (the mangoes in Moalboal are just the best). Following a brief overnight in Cebu city, we took a bus for the 3-hour journey south and

Palolem Beach, Goa

Palolem Beach Goa

We arrived in South Goa at the start of our third week in India. We chose South Goa because of its reputation as a peaceful laid-back area, unlike some of the beaches in North Goa. A few kilometers south of Agonda beach is Palolem beach, Canacona, which stretches across a 1.6 km curved bay. The beach

Langkawi Island Life

Langkawi Island Life 🦅 Lush, Tropical, Timeless

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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

Leather Mosques

Istanbul Walkabout 🕌 Turkey’s iconic mosques & monuments

We dedicated our first full day of our 2-day stay in the city to visiting some of the “must see” Istanbul mosques, museums and monuments. Because there are so many of these, and with a limited amount of time, we had to be selective. In part, this was made easier for us by the opening

Temple of the Tooth

Temple of the Tooth – Buddha & Lotus Blossoms

Our 21-day Sri Lanka travel plan would not have been complete without a trip to the Central Highlands and the Maha Nuwara (“Great City”) of Kandy. Here, we took a few hours to visit the celebrated Temple of the Tooth. This is where they keep one of Buddha’s teeth as a holy relic. The relic is regarded as a

Phnom Penh Cambodia – A Dark Legacy

We travelled to Cambodia by boat from Vietnam, passing up through the Mekong Delta from Chau Doc. When we disembarked, we hopped onto a crowded minibus to take us to our hotel in Phnom Penh. Our agenda for the following day was a visit to the the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek as well as the

Jepara Port

Hotel Samudra Jepara Port

The principal destination of our trip to Indonesia was the offshore island of Karimunjawa. To get there on a budget involves a roundabout trip from Jakarta to the port of Jepara, travelling via the central Javanese capital – Semarang. From Jepara, there are a number of boat options for travelling to Karimunjawa. Before leaving the