65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later. 2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity 3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)?4. Do it the “Official Way”. … Continue reading 65 Ways to Travel Better

Books I Read Last Month

Now if you aren’t a book lover then feel free to skip over this post. I read some interesting books in the last month and thought it would be interesting to share my opinion.     1. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed  I ran out and bought this book after I found out they were making … Continue reading Books I Read Last Month

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

One Month of Travel

One month of Travel  They say that the first Month is the most challenging. The most exciting but the most challenging . You get used to the fact that you don’t have a house and a room “back home” to go to when you get tired, instead you curl up on your lumpy bungalow mattress … Continue reading One Month of Travel

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

The Moment I Became a Traveler

Walking out of the LCCT Airport, there was an overwhelming sense of western influence. Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, and Boost were all present in the outdoor food court. But the atmosphere was not western. It was not like home. We'd travelled 8 hours and there was such a sense of familiarity, but it felt … Continue reading The Moment I Became a Traveler

What We’ve Got In Our First Aid Kit

These are the contents of our first aid kit. Though the things we've included are applicable and useful in most countries, we're bringing some medicines that we think will be especially beneficial in South East Asia. Sunscreen This is for you to ignore the first time you go to the beach thinking that you'll only … Continue reading What We’ve Got In Our First Aid Kit

Things I Will Miss When We Leave

In conjunction with my other post about things I won’t miss when I leave, I decided to mention a few things that I will definitely have a hard time leaving behind. I’ve omitted the usual things such as friends, family, favourite hang-outs, air conditioning etc. This is because it can be assumed that they are what I … Continue reading Things I Will Miss When We Leave