Five days, six strangers, three crew, one boat, a few dragons, a dingy, a couple of manta rays and one enormous national park; possibly Indonesia’s most famous. Where? The UNESCO recognised Komodo National Park in Flores aboard Le Pirate Explorer for a week long adventure at sea (and also one night on a relatively deserted…
Tag: South-East Asia
Pulau Kapas for a Weekend Wander
A quick weekend visit to Pulau Kapas is very easy, if Firefly don’t cancel your flight (this did happen to me due to ‘operational issues’… luckily I was able to change it to the following Saturday).
Solo in Siquijor, The Philippines – Women Who Wander
Nine years after the magic of Palawan conquered my love of turquoise seas and empty beaches I returned to the Philippines, this time Cebu. After a one night stop in hectic Dumaguete where the distinctive characteristics of the Philippines hit all my senses at once (tricycles, horns beeping, loud church sermons, fast food, being called maam…),…
Borneo Ultra Trail Run – Do It.
Sweat dripped down my cheek, my legs wobbled and relief started to fill my body as the finish line suddenly materialised. Smiling with all the energy I had left, I crossed the line with arms outstretched, ready to receive high fives from the M.C. and grab the elaborate medal. Two hours and twenty-five minutes after…
Kota Bharu & the Perhentians
The last of our visitors came in April 2016 for two weeks to celebrate her 30th birthday, another one bites the dust. We’d spent months planning, created the compulsory WhatsApp group and prepared our bodies to eat and drink as much as we could in two weeks. A few days touring Kuala Lumpur (see previous…
Kuala Lumpur – A must.
4 months in and I love it here. I’ve seen, eaten and done quite a bit but there’s still more to do. I thought I’d share my must see/eat/do so far by explaining what sites filled my days (and stomach) when I had two months of visitors during December and January.
What should you do in Kuala Lumpur if you have two months of visitors?
Day 5 – 1st Saturday in KL
It was exciting to get to the weekend, nearly recovered from jet lag and raring to explore the city I could see from my balcony. But first, to the pool!
It’s such a treat to live somewhere with a pool AND one that’s…
Paradise in Penghu…
Penghu, I miss you!
Penghu is Taiwan’s tropical paradise, just like the Philippines but fewer islands. To imagine it you must first take Taiwan’s beautiful Kenting, throw in a few more beaches, longer coastline, mix in the whitest of sands and then multiply that by 50 and you’ve just about got Penghu.
I’ll go anywhere for food…(not prison).
The best thing about travelling has been seeing what everyone else eats, what do people queue for or reserve or slaves over the hob for? If they are doing all those things it means it’s good, possibly amazing. From tiny snails at a Taiwanese night market to the biggest steaks you could lay your eyes on in Argentina, I’ve been there to try it… more than once.