• Dalawella Beach

    Dalawella beach: 5 Fabulous reasons to visit

    Thanks to the infamous palm tree rope swing, Dalawella beach has become one of the main attractions in Unawatuna. As you probably guessed, the Instafamous Dalawella beach rope swing was at the top of my list of things to do when we decided that we would be visiting Sri Lanka back in January 2019. Be sure to check out our full 2 week Sri Lanka itinerary if you’re wondering where to go in Sri Lanka. But there are so many other fabulous reasons to visit Dalawella beach. It’s not just about the tree rope swing. And it’s not because this is where I got engaged to the love of my…

  • Hanoi to Halong Bay

    Hanoi To Halong Bay: Travel Guide and Tips

    Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures and one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders. This place is the reason that I wanted to visit Vietnam. I had seen so many of those stunning mountain and ocean view photos and I wanted to experience it for myself. Located only 170 km to the East of Hanoi, getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay is very feasible. No trip to the north of Vietnam is complete without a visit to Halong Bay. The crystal blue waters scattered with beautiful limestone peaks, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic natural beauties in Southeast Asia. The name…

  • Hoa Lu Tam Coc

    Hoa Lu Tam Coc: Day Trip from Hanoi

    On our recent trip to Vietnam we really wanted to explore the beautiful landscape. During our stay in Hanoi we took a day trip out to Tam Coc Bich Dong, a tourist destination that is often, surprisingly, overlooked by visitors. Located in Ninh Binh province, one of the best tours to do here is the Hoa Lu Tam Coc excursion. Only a two hour bus ride south of the bustling city of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is the perfect place to escape the craziness. Ninh Binh city itself is not pretty, but you don’t have to go far to find the beauty. Not yet packed with tourists, Tam Coc Bich Dong…

  • 2 Days in Hanoi

    2 Days In Hanoi: The Do’s and Don’ts

    Although Hanoi is a fascinating city with some pretty cool things to do, you really don’t need much time here to really experience it. Let’s face it – Hanoi is more of a pass through city than a destination itself. We ended up spending two whole weeks here so we have a pretty good idea of what’s worth doing if you only have 2 days in Hanoi. And also what’s not worth your time. Vietnam was a country at the top of our list of places to visit in Southeast Asia. Of course, what we had in mind was the lush mountains and golden sand beaches, which we found in…

  • Travellers Guide to Thean Tou Temple

    Travellers guide to Thean Hou Temple

    Have you ever thought about choosing Kuala Lumpur as a city break destination? Or more realistically, a stopover stay on your Southeast Asia travels? The bustling capital of Malaysia is a multicultural city whose popular and iconic attractions have come to define it as a tourist destination. From the incredible Petronas Twin Towers to the Batu caves, and of course, Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer travellers. I’ve put this guide to Thean Hou Temple together to inspire you to explore this fascinating attraction. Before visiting Kuala Lumpur, I didn’t know much about this intriguing city. What I did know was based on those stunning photos…

  • Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days

    Top 6 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days

    These past few months of travel have been exhilarating, thrilling, exhausting at times, but ultimately they’ve been absolutely magical. We recently spent a month in Malaysia and have put together this guide on the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days. Since leaving South Africa at the end of January, we have spent every month in a new country. We spent last month in Thailand, where the Pattaya floating market was our highlight. We’re going to be exploring Southeast Asia for the next few months, and Kuala Lumpur was high on our list of cities to visit. I’m not much of a city girl – I prefer…

  • Visiting the Batu caves

    Travellers guide to visiting the Batu Caves

    You cannot go to Kuala Lumpur and leave without visiting the Batu Caves. Found just outside the city center in the suburb of Selangor, the Batu caves are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On our recent one month stay in the city of diversity, we had plenty of time to explore. We did just about all of the recommended “touristy” things – there are many places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. But visiting the Batu caves was one of our highlights. If you’re wondering what are the Batu Caves, you’re not alone. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but I also didn’t know much about…

  • Silverlake Vineyard Pattaya

    Wine Tasting at Silverlake Vineyard Pattaya, Thailand

    The Silverlake Vineyard Pattaya is hidden away in the beautiful mountainous areas in the countryside southeast of Pattaya. If you are looking for a place to escape from the city and like the idea of taking in some breathtaking views while sipping on some local wine, then Silverlake vineyard is definitely the place to go. While Thailand certainly doesn’t have a wine pedigree to rival that of Napa Valley or the Cape Town wine region, the charming Silverlake Vineyard Pattaya makes for an enjoyable day in the countryside. For us, it was a much welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya city. We had been to the Pattaya…

  • Pattaya floating market entrance fee

    Pattaya Floating Market Entrance Fee: Why it’s worth it

    This post may contain affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Pattaya was our first stop on our Southeast Asia trip, and while it’s not the typical “Thailand experience” of white sand beaches, palm trees, and sunset cocktails, we did find some pretty cool things to do in the area. Our first taste of Asia was a 2 week Sri Lanka trip and Thailand was next. If you’ve heard anything about Thailand, you’ve probably heard about the notorious floating markets. Upon visiting a Thai floating market, you’re likely to feel as though…

  • Turtle hatchery Sri Lanka

    Turtle Hatchery Sri Lanka: What to consider

    One of the things that I was looking most forward to during our two weeks in Sri Lanka was sea turtles. I had never seen one and I think that they are one of the most gorgeous creatures. I didn’t do much research on it prior to our trip, but on arrival I quickly realized that there are sea turtle hatcheries everywhere! Seriously, you cannot drive down the areas of the West coast without seeing a turtle hatchery every few kilometers. We ended up visiting the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center in Kosgoda. Here’s my take on the Turtle hatchery Sri Lanka scene. I feel a little ashamed…