Video Trailer: A sneak-peek of our next adventure

Video Trailer: A sneak-peek of our next adventure

 

After a week of boredom in Krabi and Phuket, we decided to spice up our travels a little before we head to Khao Lak to go diving. Check out our video trailer to see what we will be doing: Read More…

3 reasons why you should visit Koh Mook

3 reasons why you should visit Koh Mook

 

We spent 7 nights in Koh Mook, Thailand, and if you read our post on rushing through Malaysia, I can tell you the reason why we did so: we were dying for some relaxed beach time. Leaving Paris in the middle of winter made us dream of long, white sandy beaches and blue skies. And we got it! Coming to Koh Lanta after Koh Mook made us realize we had found a pearl. There are surely more island pearls in Thailand, but it was exactly what we needed, and I will tell you why you should go:

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Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing

 

Our stay here on Koh Lanta has mostly been about relaxing and enjoying the sun. We are still pale compared to everyone else, of course, but at least in a dim bungalow lighting we look tanned.

We had our six months anniversary on Sunday. My wife suggested that we would go and see Thai Boxing Read More…

On our money spending and why you should travel slowly

On our money spending and why you should travel slowly

 

After 3 weeks on the road, covering 5 destinations in 3 countries while keeping track of every single penny spent, we are starting to get a feel of how much we can expect to spend – and more importantly, how long we can stay on the road. Our initial budgeting (which was basically taken out of thin air) turned out to be completely off for Singapore, where we were throwing money out the window at every turn, but closer to the truth in Thailand.

There are, however, two things that will kill your budget:

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Zig-zagging Malaysia: The Jungle Railway (and lots of other transportation)

Zig-zagging Malaysia: The Jungle Railway (and lots of other transportation)

 

There are two things I was anticipating the most from this trip; flying with the biggest airplane in the world and taking the Jungle Train through the mountains and rain forests in Malaysia. The first one was cool but slightly disappointing so my hopes were up for the train. And finally the day arrived when I got to experience it!
Maybe it was the excitement or maybe we just wanted to get out of KL, but we didn’t sleep much during the last night there. We had only three hours of sleep but it didn’t matter because we had an exciting day ahead of us. At that point we didn’t realize how long the day would be and how much we would have needed a good night sleep… Read More…

Impressions from Malaysia: Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

Impressions from Malaysia: Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

 

I have a confession to make. While I have been reading amazing travel blogs from people who travel off the beaten path, shy tourist areas and have amazing experiences because of it, our take on travel since Singapore has been rushing through. We have rushed through Malaysia’s Malacca and Kuala Lumpur, not seeing a single temple, sight or museum. We have been rushing through, but don’t know what we have been rushing towards - more on that in another post. It hasn’t been a bad 6 days though, we have enjoyed ourselves, with the exception of a few stupid rookie travel mistakes. Read More…

Food: The Deliciousness of Week 1 in Pictures

Food: The Deliciousness of Week 1 in Pictures

 

Aaah, the food! It is simply paradise, and it’s everywhere – in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, our taste buds have been both challenged and disappointed, but never bored. Check out our food pictures that will make your mouth water!

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4 stupid mistakes we did during week 1

4 stupid mistakes we did during week 1

 

So, we have been 10 days on the road, and have already messed up by walking right into the tourist trap a couple of times, or just by being plain stupid. Check it out: Read More…

Video Diary: Jukka tasting hot chili in Little India, Singapore

Video Diary: Jukka tasting hot chili in Little India, Singapore

 

After a delicious dinner in Little India in Singapore, Jukka decides to eat the suspicious looking piece of chili left on his plate. Remember, at this point he is already on his way to becoming a pool of sweat from the hot curry! Read More…

Impressions from Singapore: Chinatown, food and Indian Chili

Impressions from Singapore: Chinatown, food and Indian Chili

 

Has it really been only 3 days? Having our senses bombarded with new impressions constantly, it feels like we’ve been on the road for a week, at least. Singapore kept surprising us, and turned out to be an excellent introduction to the rest of South East Asia. In spite of being very western, clean and organized, we still found it fascinating – partly because we avoided downtown. In fact, the only glimpse we had of the Singapore skyline was when we left the city by bus. So what did Singapore offer us? Read More…