After Penang we were in dire need of some cooler temperatures so we hit up the higher altitude Cameron Highlands next. There in a town called Tanah Rata we found much cooler breezes and some beautiful treks to explore the local area. Apparently this area was first developed as a hill station in the 1920s […]Read More Tea & scones in Malaysia? You betcha, only in the Cameron Highlands…
We had wanted to escape to the cooler Cameron Highlands after the oppressive heat of KL but we found ourselves traveling in the midst of the Malaysian school holidays so all the hotels and guesthouses were seemingly completely packed. Rather than pay higher prices, we switched destinations and headed to Georgetown, Penang next instead. Penang was […]Read More Five Phenomenal Days in Georgetown, Penang
We’re no food experts, but we do love to eat. And since we went on a serious Vietnamese street food binge while we were in Hanoi (thanks are in order to the amazing authors of some of our fave blogs, Stickyrice and EatingAsia, for all the guidance), we decided to put together our top 10 […]Read More Chanman’s Top 10 Hanoi Street Eats
We love big cities. Cities are where we seem to feel most at home. We spent over six days in Hanoi, most of them overcast and wet but we still managed to fall in love with this city. Really it was a combination of a very walkable city, a dynamic local scene, a great variety of […]Read More Finding food heaven in Hanoi
Heeded by warnings that it would be difficult to travel in and around Tet, we opted to stay put in Hoi An for 6 nights and spend our new year’s eve there. We’d heard many great things from friends about the charm of this little Unesco Heritage town, so we were definitely looking forward to […]Read More Chúc mừng năm mới from Hoi An!
Warning! very long post to follow… Is it too early to call it? We just might have had our best travel experience ever. If it isn’t the highlight of our 6 month trip, it’s for sure landing in the Top 3. I’m not quite sure where to begin. Jesse’s obsessive reading and researching on what […]Read More Six days on the back of a motorcycle? Why Not!
As I mentioned in a previous post, we’d heard a lot about the scams that tourists run into at the Poipet border crossing from Thailand into Cambodia, so we applied for our e-visas online to help avoid some of the hassle. In addition to this, we took the advice of our hotel in Siem Reap […]Read More Siem Reap: our first taste of Cambodia…
Every so often in our travels it’s the place we stay at – and invariably the people we meet there – that end up having the bigger impact on our impression of a city/village/island than the scenery itself or the activities that we do. In the case of our four days in the small fishing […]Read More A special time in Salak Phet
So we’d heard a thing or two about Bangkok’s reputation for being a real mecca for street food…which, for those who know us well, meant it was finally time for us to make the pilgrimage here. And so we came with empty stomachs …and boy did we eat :D Jesse and I often talk excitedly […]Read More Bangkok Street Food, Yes We Can!