Diving in Manado – Sulawesi

Sorry for the delay in posting this!  This trip was done in August 2015, during the Singaporean National Day Holiday.   We haven’t done a guest post for a while so this will be a special one. We traveled to Manado in North Sulawesi- Indonesia with a couple of friends (Leti & Peter) and their…

Adventure in Laos

We had our eyes on this trip since we moved to Asia and this last December we finally managed to find the days and company to do it. It required some courage from our dear Mario and Israel to accept doing this “out of the beaten path tour ” but we were happy they accepted…

Pankhil – the private island

Living in Singapore is like living inside a dream bubble – it’s the life of friends from all around the world, lush nature, champagne brunches, fireworks and private islands. Now, imagine having all of that packed into one weekend – that was our Pangkil weekend! http://www.pangkil.com/ The concept: Pangkil is a private island available for…

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:…

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…

Ubud (Bali) with the elephants

For my birthday this year, we organized a visit to Ubud to 'live' with elephants. Korin and Kees came with us and we had an amazing time! Totally recommend the hotel and Ubud. We stayed at Elephant Lodge Park which is of a zoo/ attraction park 2,5 hrs away from Dempasar airport. The drive up…