Cameron Highlands tea plantationsBoh tea plantations in Cameron Highlands

What to do in Cameron Highlands in one day

Crispy fresh air, active tourism opportunities and majestic sunrise in Cameron Highlands tea plantations - these are the reasons we decided to squeeze in a Cameron Highlands day trip into our already pretty jammed 18-day Malaysia travel itinerary. Although we have since become strong advocates of slow tourism, the less-than-48...

Amazing Langkawi Cable Car ViewOn top of the world!

Langkawi Cable Car & 3D Museum – Pure Fun!

Langkawi is a gorgeous archipelago in northwestern Malaysia with impossibly beautiful beach sunsets, fine white sand, turquoise sea waters and… duty free shops (yes, the whole main island is duty free!). The island therefore attracts two main tourist categories - the shoppers and the sea enthusiasts. There is, however, one...

Magical floating bungalows on Cheow Lan LakeMagical floating bungalows on Cheow Lan Lake

Scared to Death at Khao Sok National Park Lake

Oh, that gorgeous Khao Sok National Park lake. The picturesque man-made reservoir in Southern Thailand with iconic floating bungalows on emerald green waters surrounded by a lush rainforest. How excited were we to finally arrive at this magical spot! Being one of the less touristy places in Thailand, Khao Sok’s...

Mekong river two day slow boat cruiseGorgeous views on the way to Luang Prabang

Our two day slow boat cruise down the Mekong river

📍 26th of November, Luang Prabang. One of the very few things we knew about Laos is that it was a rather small and underdeveloped country, that it had amazing waterfalls in Luang Prabang and a delicious chili shrimp paste. Since we were already in the north of Thailand, continuing our journey in...

In love with LaosTravel to Laos. A love story.

Why we fell in love with Laos

Right now, Laos is hardly ever the primary destination on any travellers’ agenda. Instead, it is either a transit point or a couple-of-days-tour people do while they’re in one of the neighbouring countries - Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia. Having opened its doors to tourism only in the 1990s, Laos still...

Couple budget long term travelHow we budget and manage our travel expenses
Travel tips

Backpacking couple’s guide to travel budgeting

Us 6 months ago: "Woooohoooo! We are actually. finally. doing it! We are going backpacking Southeast Asia for six months!" *doing a little celebratory dance*. This was the first time either of us went on such a long backpacking trip and therefore had no experience in how much money would we end...

Khao Sok National park in the rainy seasonIt's green, it's fresh and it's a little bit wet ;)

Khao Sok in Rainy Season

📍Khlong Sok, 19th of October 2018. Middle of autumn and rainy season in Thailand. We decided to go to Khao Sok. Was this a wise thing to do? This was the best thing to do! Why Khao Sok national park? People usually associate the South of Thailand with beaches and...