Koh Tao

Koh Tao and Unrealistic Expectations In the months leading up to our big trip, Koh Tao was the place that captured my imagination and fantasy the most. As a scuba diver with salt water in my veins, I dreamt of spending every hour in the water, finning with the fishes, teasing christmas tree worms and … Continue reading Koh Tao

Our Epic Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao

Being budget travelers, Jo and I were faced with a difficult prospect when deciding how to get from KL to our future island home on Koh Tao, a mere 960km away . The expensive option was to fly to Surat Thani and catch an express ferry to the island. The cheaper alternative was to catch … Continue reading Our Epic Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao

8 Things to Know Before You Go: Kuala Lumpur Edition

Watch the roads, not the traffic lights This may seem simple, but tourists seem to step willy-nilly out onto the road like they had a death wish.  Watch for cars on both sides of the road (and hell, even the footpath) and be aggressive when crossing the road. Be aggressive! Indecisiveness will see you standing on … Continue reading 8 Things to Know Before You Go: Kuala Lumpur Edition

How We Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Vaccinations

For those of you who are about to venture forth into the wilderness, you'll know that vaccinations are a must for certain destinations. Japanese Encephalitis for Southeast Asia, Yellow Fever for Africa, Tetanus for anywhere with rusty nails... What you'll also discover that in most cases, these shots are incredibly expensive. People who are going … Continue reading How We Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Vaccinations

7 Things to Know Before You Go: Australia Edition

  My favourite, and possibly the only joke I know, goes like this. What’s the difference between yogurt and Australia? Yogurt has culture.. As funny as I think this joke is and as much as I am itching to escape my homeland, I can see the appeal Australia has for travellers. Where else can you … Continue reading 7 Things to Know Before You Go: Australia Edition