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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: 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
Travel: it’s evolutionary, Watson!
I really didn’t need a Harvard psychologist to convince me of the fact that the only predictable thing, in life, is its unpredictability. However, as I watched Dan Gilbert’s Ted Talk, The Psychology of your Future Self the other night, … Continue reading
Overlanding in Low Season?! You bet!
We’re currently travelling through Southeast Asia at a time of year when many fellow travellers are keeping well away. The weather is crap, the heat unbearable and humidity stifling. As most overlanders know, the trick to keeping up this luxurious … Continue reading
Thailand: Land of Smiles and Friendliness. You sure about that?
25th June: Krabi “Would you like a coffee?” The custom officer politely asks as he takes the papers from our hands. “Coffee??!!” Chris and I answer in unison, with what can only appear, to an outsider, as utterly idiotic expressions. … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Bangkok, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, Hua Hin, Ko Lanta, Krabi, long-term travel, overlanding, overlanding China, racism, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip, xenophobia 10 Comments
Germany to Thailand-TRIP STATS-Day 960
After just a little bit of nagging, zee in-house accountant has finally found some time to get some new trip stats together. Yey for nagging! If you recall, when we left Germany on 12 September 2012, we estimated that we … 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