• 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…

  • Panglao Beaches

    3 Panglao Beaches Worth Visiting In The Philippines

    Situated in the Central Visayas region of the Visayas island group, Panglao island was our first stop on our Philippines adventure, and I fell in love instantly. Its beautiful white sand beaches and world-class diving sites make Panglao a popular tourist destination. Featuring lush green palm trees, soft-white sand and the clearest, bluest waters that I’ve ever seen, the Panglao beaches stole a piece of my heart. Panglao is the perfect place to spend a few days living life in the slow lane. Located southwest of Bohol, the two islands are connected by a small bridge. Panglao island is where most tourists stay when visiting Bohol. The serene ambiance of…

  • Bohol Tour

    3 of the Best Bohol Tour Options: Making the most of 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. Whew, travelling is exhausting. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s been four months since we left our home in South Africa and I’m writing this from a place that has been on my travel bucket list forever – the Philippines. Dreaming about visiting this tropical paradise for years, it feels almost surreal to be here now. We currently in Bohol, the first stop of our philippines adventure. If you’re wondering how to explore Bohol, where to go, how…

  • Climbing Bai Tho Mountain

    Climbing Bai Tho Mountain: Breathtaking views of Halong Bay

    For what is possibly the most beautiful view of Halong Bay, you will need to climb Bai Tho mountain. Most tourists who visit Halong Bay head directly from Hanoi to their cruise and see very little, if any of the mainland. It’s a real pity because Halong City has a lot to offer visitors and it’s definitely worth spending at least a day or two here, even if only for the Bai Tho mountain view. The poem mountain viewpoint of Halong Bay has become famous on Instagram, and for very good reason. If you’ve seen beautiful photos of Halong Bay that have inspired you to visit the area, it’s likely…

  • 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…

  • Travelling Full time

    Travelling Full time: Part 1 of our Adventure

    Hey Travellusters Happy June! Hope you’ve all had an exciting first half of the year. I can’t believe that we are already half way through another year around the sun. I thought it was about to time to write about part 1 of our travelling full time experience with you. This is our first shot at living a “location independent” lifestyle – something I had been pondering for a while. It’s been an exciting, thrilling, exhausting, but ultimately surreal past few months. We’ve stayed in a treehouse in Sri Lanka, been bar-hopping in Barcelona with friends, been wine tasting in Thailand, visited beautiful temples in Malaysia, and we are currently…

  • 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…