Intrepid jungle trekking through Siberut Island off the western coast of Sumatra continues…Continue reading “Sumatra: Siberut Island Jungle Trek, Part 2”
The first part of intrepid jungle-trekking at Sumatra’s isolated Siberut Island is to encounter Indonesia’s remaining indigenous – the Mentawai.Continue reading “Sumatra: Siberut Island Jungle Trek, Part 1”
The long intrepid journey continues from Bukittinggi in western-Sumatra, south-west to Siberut Island – one of the islands forming the Mentawai Islands off Sumatra.Continue reading “Bukittinggi to Siberut Island, Sumatra”
Sumatra’s sultry Bukit Lawang jungle village…where you can experience Orangutans up close and personal!Continue reading “Sultry Bukit Lawang, Sumatra”
My top 19 highlights – dip your toe in South America and discover an unbelievable adventure that will force you to stay longer!
Ever wanted to hunt for the elusive pink freshwater dolphin or the infamous beast-swallowing Anaconda snake, in Bolivia’s Pampas? Continue reading “Bolivia’s Pampas: Pink Dolphins and Anacondas”
What better way to explore Bolivia’s remote Madidi National Park in the Amazon jungle, than trekking with indigenous locals?
Bolivian transport in any form is challenging. Taking the flight from Sucre to Santa Cruz de La Sierra, then another to Trinidad, for the crazy onward bus to Rurrenabaque, is an experience that you’ll never forget… Continue reading “Bolivian Transport: Sucre, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Rurrenabaque”
Armed with a fresh visa for another 30 days in Laos, it is time to start moving again and head out of Vientiane to the more quieter spot of Thakhek, and to see spectacular Konglor Cave in the Phu Hin Bun National Park. Continue reading “Thakhek and spectacular Konglor Cave – Southern Laos”
You know it’s not going to be a good trip when the driver starts handing out plastic sick bags and anti-sick tablets, before your minivan even leaves for Vang Vieng in northern Laos! Continue reading “Vang Vieng – backpacker haven in Northern Laos”
Luang Namtha is the gateway for wonderful treks to hill tribe villages and spectacular rice-bowl valleys surrounded by mountainous vistas from every periphery! Continue reading “Trekking in Luang Namtha – Northern Laos”
What do mosquitoes, leeches, and salt have in common? Simple, experience all three on any of Taman Negara’s jungle treks in Malaysia after rain. Continue reading “Malaysia’s Taman Negara: Mosquitoes, Leeches, and salt”