• Siquijor Beaches

    Siquijor Beaches: Exploring the mystical island of Siquijor

    Siquijor island is one of the most mystical islands of the Philippines. The moment Peter and I arrived we felt the magic of what is locally known as Esla del Fuego –  translated into “island of fire” because of the glow caused by the numerous fireflies that come out at night. An island notorious for stories about witchcraft, healing and sorcery, but for most tourists it’s all about the natural beauty. The Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which is why we loved the idea of exploring the Siquijor beaches. Siquijor is truly a one of a kind island. To locals, especially the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sunset in Sri Lanka

    7 of the best things to do in Unawatuna

    The South coast of Sri Lanka offers an exquisite coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere. In a lot of ways, the South is the epitome of Sri Lanka at its most traditional. Long stretches of golden beaches, palm trees lining the shore, colonial townscapes, a host of Buddhist shrines and temples, and stilt fishermen, the south coast is one of the most rewarding places to visit in Sri Lanka. If, like us, you are wanting to explore the south, then Unawatuna is a great place to base yourself for a few days. During our recent trip to Sri Lanka we spent five days…

  • Sri Lanka itinerary 2 weeks

    Sri Lanka Itinerary 2 weeks in lost paradise

    We finally made it to Sri Lanka – a destination at the top of our bucket list. We visited beautiful little Sri Lanka for the first time in February and fell in love almost instantly. Found just off the southeast tip of India, it’s home to stunning beaches and nature, delicious food, wildlife, and amazing people. If you’re putting together a Sri Lanka Itinerary 2 weeks is a good amount of time to really explore all that this little island has to offer. Aside from the jungles, forests, and rolling hills of tea plantations, this teeny tiny island also has some of the most incredible beaches in the world. Often…