Kao Sok and Ko Tao

After taking 3 different minibuses (!) and being scared out of our mind by the way they were driving, we made it from Koh Lanta to Kao Sok. Kao Sok is a 739 km² national park on the mainland, home of a dense liana and bamboo virgin forest. Its rainforest is older and more diverse than […]

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the third biggest city in Thailand, and used to be the capital of the small Lan Kna kingdom (during the same period as Sukhothai). Between its market, its bars full of lady-boys (we got a lot of “Heeey! My friend likes you!), and its old fortification and ditch, the city has a […]

Myanmar part 3: Lake Inle

Lake Inle is the second biggest lake of Burma and is home to the Intha, who built their 40 villages on piles and harvest floating gardens on the lake. After a night bus from Bagan, we arrived in Lake Inle at 5am. After a short rest to recover from a night in the bus, we […]

Myanmar part 2: The 2000 temples of Bagan

After spending a day on the Irrawaddy River, we finally arrived at Bagan, the highlight of our Myanmar trip. Bagan was the capital of the Burman kingdom and saw 55 different rulers, up until 1287 when Qūbilai Khān (the grand-son of Gengis Khān) took the city and left it abandoned. During its golden years under […]

End of our trip in Philippines: Personal opinion

We took a couple of flights today, Dumaguete – Manila – Bangkok, so that’s it for Philippines. So how did we like it? You might have guessed from our articles: We freakin’ loved it! Some of the countless amazing things in the Philippines: The diversity: Philippines are made of 7 000 thousand islands, yet every […]

Travelling in the Visayas : Bohol, Siquijor and Apo Island

After flying from Boracay to Cebu (and pay more taxes and other fees to get out), we took a fast ferry to Bohol, one of the main island of the Visayas. Bohol We arrived in Tagbilaran, Bohol’s capital, which is a big noisy commercial city with no other interest than being one of the only […]

The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

After some rock jumping in the Crystal Creek, we made our way up to Cairns, where we were met on the next day by Thomas’ parents freshly out of the plane. We spent a day discovering Cairns, which is reputed to be the best city of Queensland. It wasn’t what we expected: the city itself […]

Coming back (alive) from the Outback

We had the occasion to check out a number of thing on our way back from the Outback. Kings Canyon About 300km north from Uluru is Kings Canyon and its 270m-high cliffs and a palm-lined valley floor. It took us 3 hours to hike around the canyon rim, descending down to the Garden of Eden […]

The Outback and Uluru

Our outback journey has been intense. We went from Adelaide to the Red Center, taking a detour through Flinders Range National Park and the mythic Oodnadatta track, before heading back to Sydney by opal mining city Coober Pedy. A lot of driving and hiking was involved, and it was an adventure-full week. Let’s start in […]