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That’s The Funny Thing About Overlanding Australia…
We spend our evenings counting stars and spotting satellites, soaking up the refreshing chill in the air that finally sets in about an hour after sunset. Traveling through the north-western outback in Australia, in winter, is a traveller’s dream. There … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aussie Outback, BMW F650, Coral Bay, curiosity, discovery, Exmouth, explore, journey, Karijini national Park, long-term travel, motorbike travel, motorbike trip, Overland, overland Australia, overlanding, Pilbara, struggles, Travel, travel budget guide, travel guide, world trip Leave a comment
Overlanding Southeast Asia – The Idyllic Dream That Never Really Was
**I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front in the last 12 months, choosing to only post a few fluffy bits and pieces as the months progressed. It wasn’t by accident, I can assure you. But Southeast Asia is … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure travel, Bali, Cambodia, curiosity, discovery, emotional struggles, explore, Indonesia, journey, Laos, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, Overland, overlanding, Southeast Asia travel, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip 4 Comments
Best Guide to Southern Laos Highlights (no, really!)
I’ve been meaning to blog this guide for months (March 2016 update – make that a year), ever since I compiled it for a fellow overlanding couple who was following on our tyre-tracks back in 2015! Considering the fact I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Travel Guides, Uncategorized Tagged adventure travel, Bolaven Plateau, Guide to southern Laos, Konglor Cave, Laos, Laos travel guide, Luang Prabang, motorbike trip, Nirvana Lodge, overlanding, Tad Lo Falls, Thakhek, Travel, travel guide, UXO, Vietnam War, Vietntiane, world trip 4 Comments
Cameron Highlands: The HIGHlight of Malaysia. Apparently…
‘You’ll LOOOOOVE the guesthouse’ he said ‘It’s completely surrounded by nature’ he said. This is like that time he told me: ‘Oh, you’ve never ridden a big motorbike before? Only a scooter? Aaahhh…don’t worry…it’s same same!’ And then I am … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure travel, Cameron Highlands, curiosity, discovery, explore, journey, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, Overland, overlanding, struggles, Tanah Rata, Travel, travel guide, world trip 2 Comments
Hipmunk City Love Project: Could South Brisbane Be Our Ideal Australian Base?
As we’re inching closer to Australia, the hot topic around our camp stove these days is: where would we want to settle? As much as I love Sydney, I know I could never live there again. After I last visited … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Andy Warhol, appreciation, Australia, Bolshoi Ballet, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Charleville, curiosity, discovery, explore, GOMA, HipmunkCiyLove, journey, Pablo Picasso, South Brisbane, Travel, travel guide, William Creek, world trip 1 Comment
A Taste of the Expat Life in Penang, Malaysia
The housekeeper walks in, takes one quick glance at the living room, declares the whole apartment ‘sparkly clean’ and proceeds to unpack two bags full of groceries. Apparently, we’re cooking curry today…and who’d dare argue with that? Sanra is not … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, curiosity, discovery, dogsitting, Expat, explore, Housesitting, journey, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, overlanding, Penang, Pug, Travel, travel guide, travel writing, world trip 4 Comments
Travel Etiquette: How NOT to Make Enemies and Offend People When Travelling
Contrary to what you may think, I’m not immune to the odd travel faux pas here and there, despite my many years of practice. My bouts of foot-in-mouth disease may have decreased in the last few years yet try as … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, curiosity, discovery, explore, journey, long-term travel, struggles, Travel, Travel etiquette, travel guide, world trip 6 Comments
Hipmunk City Love: How to Survive a Visit to Bangkok’s Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is, to Bangkok, what the Colosseum is to Rome: the epitome symbol of its ancient civilization. A visit is an absolute must, although it could be chaotic, tiring and quite overwhelming, Crowds here are phenomenal, especially in … Continue reading
Hipmunk City Love: Top 3 Culinary Secrets of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is the undisputed tourist-queen of Cambodia and home to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, once the heart and soul of the ancient Khmer Empire. You would expect that such a popular, special place would be brimming with amazing … Continue reading
Stories from Phnom Penh
There’s a dead man lying in the gutter. A red cloth napkin covers his face. He’s wearing a colourful floral shirt, the kind which seem to be a big hit here with foreigners. I can tell he’s a Westerner because … Continue reading