It was 2 am when the car pulled up at our hotel ready to take us North through Bali. We had a one and a half our drive ahead of us through towns and country roads. Still sleepy from a short rest, we tried to get some sleep before the climb ahead of us. We... Continue Reading →
About 45 minutes away but miles apart. Nusa Penida couldn’t be much more different to the chaotic environment of South Bali and especially the surroundings of Denpasar. To best describe Nusa Penida, look for words like tranquil, sleepy, authentic and relaxing.
After spending a month in Sri Lanka, we had a really specific plan about doing our PADI Dive Master course on a small Island called Bunaken in the North Sulawesi region of Indonesia.
There are quite a few options available for getting to the North East of Sri Lanka and Trincomalee depending on where you are in the country. Trincomalee is connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and airport so you have choices. We were traveling to Trincomalee with quite a bit of luggage... Continue Reading →
"Driving in Sri Lanka is dangerous, the diving isn't" was a t-shirt we saw while on our trip in Sri Lanka. This turned out to be quite accurate. Before you head out for some diving in Sri Lanka, make sure to check the season as the diving will move within the country based on where... Continue Reading →
Endless beaches, the beautiful Indian Ocean, great surfing, amazingly kind and hospitable people and some of the best seafood anywhere in Sri Lanka. No wonder the Southern Coast has been a traveler favorite for decades. You can wake up with a view of a new beach every other day if you want or if you... Continue Reading →
Getting around Sri Lanka is relatively easy as distances are quite short between places and there are multiple options available for your journey between towns. Our journey to the Hill Country started in Colombo, where we decided to board one of the trains heading inland. Colombo to Kandy: There is some mixed information available time... Continue Reading →
The Sri Lankan Hill Country is one of the most scenic places we have ever visited. The diversity of the landscape here is amazing as you might be in the middle of a jungle one minute and on grass plains the next. Here you will also find some of the most spectacular train rides through... Continue Reading →
Most people who travel to China do so with a single or double entry tourist visa, which gives you 30 days of travel time on each entry. So usually you will end up spending 30 days or so in China. Geography lesson: China is huge and if you think you can see it all in... Continue Reading →
Chinese airlines Having had the opportunity to use several different Chinese airlines recently, it's time to wrap up some findings about the experiences when flying inside China and internationally with Chinese airlines. This review is limited to Shenzhen airlines, Air China, Hainan airlines and China Southern airlines, yet there are plenty more options available in... Continue Reading →