Category Archives: SE Asia

My husband accidentally stayed in a LOVE hotel

My wonderfully, intelligent husband, who is a little bit naïve (and that’s why I love him all the more) has started working and spending quite a bit of time in the Far East. This post is all about how he accidentally stayed in a LOVE hotel in Japan WITHOUT ME. What is a LOVE hotel!!??...

Magpupunko, Siargao. Visiting THAT rock with kids

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ is the Filipino moto for travelling their breath-taking islands and what an amazing find the tidal pools of Magpupunko are for adventurous families and kids! Siargao’s famous spots Siargao has three ultra-famous spots. Right!? I’m pretty sure that most people will have seen them on either Instagram or Facebook....

Battambang with kids? Here’s what to do

Just a short distance from Siem Reap, Battambang looks and feels like a country town, and it’s often overlooked by many travellers, however it is Cambodia’s second largest city and there’s plenty to do.  The city sits on the Sangkae River in the north west of Cambodia and has built up a reputation for having grand...

Which beach on Siargao?

Siargao Island, land of white beaches, rolling waves, glorious islands, docile cows, luscious rice paddies and tropical fish but which beach on Siargao will you visit?  Outside General Luna and Cloud 9 most beaches are very quiet and undisturbed by tourists. You’ll need your own transport to get to these but you’ll be rewarded for...

Did we catch the last bamboo train in Battambang?

One day whilst I was aimlessly surfing wastebook (cough aka facebook), I came across a video of a bamboo train (also called a Norry) that rattled noisily and quickly through the lush Cambodian countryside. It looked so much fun that I decided we should go!  It was a bit of a whimsical decision but it...

Sungai Pinang Village; Why you should visit

Sungai Pinang is an isolated fishing village on the coast of western Sumatra; Indonesia’s most northerly island. However, it is not a place that you might just happen upon by mistake, it’s incredibly secluded and the roads make it a challenge and pretty inaccessible. In fact, I would say it’s easier to get there by...

Swimming in Volcanic Hot Springs in Berastagi, Sumatra

After hiking the volcano Sibayak we were taken to an authentic Sumatran volcanic, hot springs to soak away our troubles. Read on if you want to know where we went and how much it cost. Volcanic Activity Indonesia and its 17,504 islands are a hot bed of seismic activity! Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s islands, sits...

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