Bhutan (part 3): Thimpu – Punakha

If you haven’t read our introduction to Bhutan (part 1), you can find it here. To read about Paro and Haa (part 2), click here. Thimpu – Punakha From Haa, we took the road straight to Thimpu to be surprised of how big the city was. There are no traffic lights in Bhutan, but Thimpu…

Bhutan (part 2): Paro – Chele Le Pass – Haa

If you haven’t read our introduction to Bhutan (part 1), you can find it here. To read about Thimpu and Punankha (part 3), click here. Paro – Chele Le Pass – Haa After having been greeted at Paro Airport by our tour guide and driver, we started our tour straight away by visiting Paro. First impression:…

Bhutan (part 1): Land of the Thunder Dragon

In this post, we will tell you a bit about the place and what it took to get there, with a subsequent post on the places themselves. — Bhutan… we had been eyeing this remote Himalayan Kingdom for over a year, and actually planning the trip for over 8 months… This is one remote place!…

Penang – Malaysia’s first port of entry to Europeans

Penang is not even a couple of hours away from Singapore by plane so it is a very common destination for people looking for ‘cheap’ food and a little bit of culture. I am sure there is more to see on the island than what we experience but we too decided to focus on food…

Pulau Redang – a diving experience

What was supposed to be a relaxing Easter break in Singapore become a very exciting but yet chilled out holiday in Redang. We decided that it was a good time to take our open water diving certification so after a little bit of research we chose this island in the north east of Malaysia to…

Kota Kinabalu

For this trip, we had one thing in our mind and one thing only: climb Kota Kinabalu all the way to the top and come back in one piece. Our adventure partners were Richard and Hayley whom we trained with for this challenge. In retrospect I wish we had trained more and more focused on…

Malaysia Truly Asia

This is our neighbour country that we never gave too much attention. Lots of advents on TV would talk about Malaysia being truly Asia and it was only in the last few months that we got to know this amazing and diverse country. The first destination was actually Kuala Lumpur which we spent a couple of…