Getting your dive certificate in Koh Tao

Pretty much every Thailand island have their individual claim to fame: Koh Phi-Phi: amazing beaches, Koh Phangan: full moon party, Koh Tao: diving. The island is known as THE place to get your dive certification in Thailand as it is a. cheap and b. easy waters for beginners c. a beautiful island with a relaxed…

In search of the best coffee in Guatemala

I am quite a coffee freak and the day hasn’t started properly without my morning coffee. Although I love coffee, I was never too interested where coffee actually came from. whilst staying in Antigua Guatemala we drank loads of absolutely amazing coffee and it turned out it was actually produced locally. After doing some research…

Diving Sipadan

If you ask a diver what is on their diving bucket list and chances are Sipadan is right on the top. Long haled as one of the best diving destinations in the world, I simply had to try it out on my trip through Borneo. It is famed for its steep wall, dropping 600 meters…

Photo impression Mallorca

Mallorca is probably one of the most famous holiday destinations in Europe, combining a huge number of cheap flights, sunshine and beaches for the masses. In both the UK and Germany Mallorca is known as a cheap party island which is a shame. Mallorca is a beautiful island, and outside the main touristic drags (Magaluf…

Exploring the Laos country side

After spending a week relaxing in Luang Prabang we decided that some activity wouldn’t hurt us, that combined with a desire to see more of the country side of Laos led us on a two day mountain biking and kayaking adventure. We read up on reviews and talked to various tour providers based in Luang…

What to see and do in Luang Prabang

One of my all time favorite cities is Luang Prabang in Laos. On our Asia trip we were supposed to stay in the city for a couple of days, but in the end said a painful farewell after nearly two weeks. The city has a relaxed feel, mainly due to the lack of western influences…

Between Mayan ruins and cenotes in Tulum

How to get there After playa del Carmen we headed out to Tulum by public bus. However, the ticket office at the bus station is more then helpful as well. The ADO bus takes approximately 1 hr and costs around 4USD pp. Accommodation When preparing for our trip we found these amazing pictures of camping…

Exploring Tikal

There are quite some Mayan ruins to visit in Central America, but one of the most spectacular is the Mayan city of Tikal, deep in the jungle in northern Guatemala. The city was inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D, and is considered one of the best Mayan ruins in amazing…

The gibbon experience

As part of our visit to Asia the Gibbon experience was high on our wish list. The gibbon experience is a combination of beautiful jungle, zip lining, combined with sleeping in amazing tree houses. Unfortunately no gibbons made an appearance though. The tour start in the village of Huay Xa, in Northern Laos and best reached…

Photo impression cruising the Caribbean and Miami

As written earlier I love a cruise: being able to explore a new place every single day without having to pack and spend the entire day traveling is great! A couple of years ago we decided to take a cruise through the Caribbean starting and ending in Miami. Cruise details Departure Port Date Arrival Time Departure…

A Laotian cooking course

One of our favorite activities on holiday is a local cooking class. These classes are generally quite touristic, but still allows you to learn and taste more than you normally would in a restaurant. On our trip to Laos we also decided to join a cooking class in the amazing city of Luang Prabang. One…