Portugal, Travel

Sightseeing in Sintra

We picked up the car and headed off towards Sintra, it was a beautifully sunny day, so we decided to stop along the way at a couple of the beaches on the Atlantic coast; Praia do Guincho and Cresmina. They were incredibly windy and full of surfers, windsurfers and other active people, but they were… Continue reading Sightseeing in Sintra

Croatia

Boating in Hvar

Hvar, along with the Plitvic Lakes, was the other crucial place I wanted to visit, mainly because of what I had read about the Pakleni islands and the natural beauty of the ocean here.... It did not disappoint and Pete and I had our best days in Croatia here. We arrived on the ferry into… Continue reading Boating in Hvar

Malaysia

Partying in the Perhentians

I slept so well that night in the little hut on stilts that I woke up late, but still decided to get a bus over to Kuala Besut to grab a boat to the Perhentians. Awi offered to take me to the bus station in KT and on the way took me via his house… Continue reading Partying in the Perhentians

Malaysia

On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)

From the Cameron Highlands I headed down to Kuala Lumpur to catch a flight the next day to the Malaysian city of Kuching in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. I bough my ticket here on a bit of a whim after checking the AirAsia website - the flight was about £20 return! In KL… Continue reading On the nature trail in Kuching (Borneo)

Thailand

‘Living’ on Koh Phangan

I left Chumphon early with the intention of catching a train to Surat Thani and a boat to the Islands North of there, Koh Phangan. However, I missed the train and so caught a minibus instead! I arrived in Surat Thani and waited for an hour to catch the last boat to the Island. Watching… Continue reading ‘Living’ on Koh Phangan

Cambodia, Travel

First taste of beach-bum life; Koh Rong

We left Kampot for Sihanoukville mid morning and immediately caught a boat to the small island Koh Rong. We checked into our beach accommodation, which was $10 a night for a private room with a double bed! We all got a room each at that price! The view from the guest house The first night… Continue reading First taste of beach-bum life; Koh Rong