The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Tayrona National Park in Colombia

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Tayrona National Park in Colombia

Tayrona National Park was one of our first destinations in Colombia. We’d just arrived from Southeast Asia and were looking forward to discovering a new continent. Tayrona National park is a popular destination for both national and international tourists, so we knew that we could…

Leaving Asia: our favorite experiences of 4 months in the tropics

Leaving Asia: our favorite experiences of 4 months in the tropics

It’s been a couple of months since we’ve traded the tropical heat of Southeast Asia for the salsa vibes of South America. Looking back on 4 amazing months, we can truly say we’ve had some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here are (in no particular order) our favorites!…

The Ha Giang Loop driving adventure: our Vietnam highlight!

The Ha Giang Loop driving adventure: our Vietnam highlight!

One of the greatest adventures you can undertake in the north of Thailand is driving the Ha Giang Loop. You’ll encounter stunning landscapes, curvy roads, friendly locals and lots of other adventurous travelers. Renting a motorbike will enable you to set your own pace and…

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai: which historical park is better?

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai: which historical park is better?

Visiting Thailand means you’ll get your fair share of Buddhist temples, statues and culture. Two of the most most important historical sites in Thailand are the Ayutthaya historical park and the Sukhothai historical park. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ayutthaya was founded around 1350…

Our 2-day Off the Beaten Track Trekking in Sapa

Our 2-day Off the Beaten Track Trekking in Sapa

Trekking in Sapa is the highlight for many people visiting Vietnam. And we fully understand why! Hiking through the vibrant green rice fields with an indigenous guide was a truly unique experience and one of our favorite activities in Vietnam. In this blog post we’ll…

Lan Ha Bay: how to visit the less touristy alternative to Ha Long Bay from Cat Ba island

Lan Ha Bay: how to visit the less touristy alternative to Ha Long Bay from Cat Ba island

We’ve all heard of Ha Long Bay, the unique UNESCO site in the North of Vietnam where you can cruise between stunning karst mountains. But have you also heard of Lan Ha Bay? Probably not! For those of you planning a trip to Ha Long…

Yes, you can visit a responsible elephant sanctuary in Thailand!

Yes, you can visit a responsible elephant sanctuary in Thailand!

During our six week trip in Thailand one of the coolest things we did was a visit to an elephant sanctuary. However, there’s a lot of negativity around elephant tourism in Thailand (and other Southeast Asian countries for that matter). And for a good reason!…

Trang An or Tam Coc: which Ninh Binh boat tour is best?

Trang An or Tam Coc: which Ninh Binh boat tour is best?

Trang An or Tam Coc? It’s a dilemma many travelers are faced with when visiting Ninh Binh. Both places offer boat tours between the huge karst mountains of the Ninh Binh region; a landscape which is often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land”.…

How to spend 2 days in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

How to spend 2 days in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a stunning region of karst mountains and impressive caves in Northern Vietnam. Here you’ll find around 300 caves, including the largest cave in the world. This makes it a great destination to get active and marvel at the spectacular…

Urbexing in the abandoned water park of Hue

Urbexing in the abandoned water park of Hue

Visiting a water park doesn’t really sound like an activity that we’d undertake in Vietnam, right? While that would normally be the case, we were more than happy to make an exception for the abandoned water park of Hue! In fact, it was the highlight…