Beautiful Perhentian Islands

After our disappointing stay in the Gilis Islands I had very low expectations for the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. But what a surprise when we got to the Perhentians! These Malaysian islands are absolutely nothing like the Gilis, that’s for sure. They are much more preserved, the coral is in far better condition, and there is still enough wild nature to ensure a peaceful and … Continue reading Beautiful Perhentian Islands

Too old for this shit… Kuta, Lombok with baby

Too old for this shit… Kuta, Lombok with baby We arrived in Kuta, Lombok full of hope that we would finally have a more authentic taste of Indonesia. The transport was great – sitting right in the front, getting scared at every curve, and even, oddly, getting to watch Justin Bieber’s christmas DVD… The driver left us at the corner of a tiny unpaved street … Continue reading Too old for this shit… Kuta, Lombok with baby

Doi Chiang Dao: Thailand

What: Hiking Doi Chiang Dao (2225 metres), the 3rd highest mountain in Thailand – beginners/intermediate. Where:  Chiang Dao, 72km North of Chiang Mai, Thailand. How to get there: By motorbike, car or taxi from Chiang Dao village (walking to the trailhead is not recommended!) Budget: 200 baht of park entrance fee + 30 baht per vehicle. Hiking Doi Chiang Dao After days of amazing and … Continue reading Doi Chiang Dao: Thailand