The Ayutthaya Kingdom existed in 1351 to 1767. During this time it was the trading capital of Asia boasting with palaces, ceremonies and huge floats of merchant boats from all over the world. It was attacked by the Burmese army who burned the city to the ground and forced the inhabitants to abandon the city. Today, … Continue reading AYUTTHAYA – Going Back in Time (Thailand)
Is Chiang Rai worth the visit? This was the question we asked ourselves as we planned our road trip in Northern Thailand. So we decided to go and check it out. Our top recommendations in Chiang Rai: Clock Tower A golden clock by day with the most unique architecture, located in the centre of a … Continue reading CHIANG RAI – Is It Worth a Visit?
After almost one year traveling full time we have managed to narrow our packing list down to the bare essentials. This is what is in our bags: 1. Eben's Backpack (Check-in) 5 x Shorts 2 x Swim shorts 7 x T-shirts 1 x Collar shirt (for embassy's) 1 x pair of Jeans 1 x pair … Continue reading What to Pack When Traveling Full Time?
Traveling and exploring many countries also mean that we want to experience all the transport methods available. Luckily time is on our side and our next stop was Chiang Mai. We decided to take Kayla (7) and Megan (5) on their first sleeper train. A train rocking the girls to sleep while Eben and I … Continue reading No Sleep Sleeper Train – Bangkok to Chiang Mai
We share some travel tips on how to travel Phi Phi island on a budget. It is actually not so difficult to arrange your own transport and tours instead of making use of a travel agency. Here is how we did it: How to get to Phi Phi island from Phuket We made use … Continue reading How to count your pennies on Phi Phi Island…with kids
How to get the best out of Sabah with limited time and a tight budget. For those new to Sabah, Sabah is the northern Malaysian state of the island of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu This is the capital of Sabah and also the starting point of our journey. Better known amongst the locals as KK. Take … Continue reading 7 Days in Sabah…with kids
A Travel Guide to One Of Malaysia's Most Beautiful Islands HOW TO GET TO TIOMAN ISLAND Stay over in Mersing --> We traveled by bus to Mersing and because our arrival time and the departure time of the ferry was within one hour, we decided to rather spend a night in Mersing, just to be … Continue reading TRAVELING TIOMAN ISLAND…WITH KIDS
The largest man-made lake in South East Asia surrounded by the world's oldest rainforest? This had to be investigated! Lake Kenyir was named after Kenyir River, one of many rivers whose level rose due to the construction of Jenagor Dam. This resulted in the mountains and hills being submerged to become 340 little islands. … Continue reading ROAD TRIP TO LAKE KENYIR…WITH KIDS
Sand as white and soft as cotton...the name says it all...Kapas (Cotton in Malay) Kapas island is situated only 6 km east of Marang, Malaysia but the trip on our ferry felt like an eternity. Smashing through the waves I held onto my two girls, being super paranoid that they will be swept off the … Continue reading Malaysia’s Cotton Island, Kapas…with kids