Last time we wrote a blog about our awesome trek up active volcano Mt. Rinjani (find it here), but this time you can watch the highlight video. Lucky you. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this short (1m51s) video adventure… We hoped you enjoyed it.
Maybe it was a little crazy of us to set off to climb active volcano Mt Rinjani considering that just 65 miles (105km) away Mt Angung was on high alert of imminent eruption, but we heard the views from the top were spectacular so we had to do it! We booked onto a 3 day, … More Climbing Active Volcano Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia
After our eventful journey to Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali it may be surprising to hear that we decided to make our way to Bali’s neighbouring island Lombok the very next day. This was a bit of a last minute decision but we knew we would be coming back to Kuta in a … More Senggigi, Lombok: Let’s get gigi with it!
Bali, the Indonesian island that evokes images of scenic rice paddies, forested volcanic mountains and beautiful beaches all of which equate to what most people would consider as paradise. However, all wasn’t rosy for our journey to the idyllic island. We had flights from Vientiane, Laos to Bali in November 2017 at which time Mt Angung … More Flying to Bali: A Series of Potentially Unfortunate Events
“Don’t go to Vientiane”, they said; “There’s nothing there”, they said. How wrong they were. Vientiane seems to be the Laos city that everyone loves to hate, but the open-minded traveller will find that it is a city of great contrast which is a joy to explore…at times… We arrived in Laos after a rather … More Vientiane: Laos Peaceful Capital
This was the place that first sparked our interest in Laos when we were younger. A place of backpacker folklore. A crazy place where the parties are wild and centered around the town’s key activity – tubing! And what is not to love about this tubing? You get a big inflatable tube, use it to … More Vang Vieng: Pub Tubing Mega Spot
Luang Prabang was our first proper Laos stop after our two day slow boat down the Mekong seeing mud hut villages and staying in small riverside towns. It was nice to be back on firm ground again and we were looking forward to seeing what Laos’ second biggest city had to offer us. We arrived … More Luang Prabang, Laos: More than just a mouthful
As we weren’t in any rush we opted for a 3 day journey into Laos. The journey was to include: Pick up from Pai to Chiang Kong via Chiang Rai Overnight stay in the border town of Chiang Kong Crossing the Laos border and getting a visa Slow boat along the Mekong Delta to Pakbeng … More Buses and 2 Day Boozey Slow Boats from Pai via Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
Our original plan for the Thai north was to just stop at Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. These had always been on our list of must visits since dreaming about getting away to Thailand many years ago. However, when we got talking to other travelers a place called Pai kept getting mentioned. Some people loved it due … More Pai: Thailand’s Grand Canyon, Hippies and Rabbits
After our resting time in Ko Samui we flew into Chiang Mai fighting fit and ready to get back into the busy backpacker game with a few things on our must do list: Thai cooking lesson, Thai boxing lesson and get a Thai massage. Anything else was to be an added bonus. First stop though was the … More Non Stop Action in Chiang Mai