Best of Langkawi

My biggest concern before coming to Langkawi was if it's too touristic as it's likely the most famous of the holiday islands in Malaysia. I'm very happy to say my concerns were totally void! Below I've collected some highlights about what to do while in Langkawi based on our trip there in early April. Kilim... Continue Reading →

Boat tour in Kilim Geoforest park

Kilim Geoforest park is an Unesco Global Geopark, a special protected area of geological significance and thus protected.  It's located in the north east corner of Langkawi and consists of more than 100 small islands and dense mangrove forest. Exploring the park means you need to hop on a boat. You can do this either with... Continue Reading →

Review of Berjaya resort, Langkawi

For our Easter holiday we had reserved 5 days to spend in Langkawi to enjoy its amazing beaches and warm weather. This time we were 2 adults and a 12-year old, and finding a place that would both be affordable and fulfill everyone's criteria was definitely not an easy task.  Normally, I'd always prefer small... Continue Reading →

5 reasons to visit Zanzibar

There are so many reasons to visit Zanzibar, below just my top 5. Stunning beaches For me, the top reason to visit Zanzibar is its beaches: it has some of the most amazing beaches in the world with very fine white sand and incredibly turquoise water. My favourite is the beach in Paje which continues... Continue Reading →

Tanzania – introduction

You can easily cover the highlights of Tanzania in little over a week. In our case that meant splitting our time between the amazing beaches of Zanzibar and the safaris in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro region. For those interested in climbing, there's also Mt. Kilimanjaro and slightly smaller Mt. Meru. But. Even if we covered the highlight... Continue Reading →

Phu Quoc – introduction

Phu Quoc is Vietnam's biggest island and also the most southern part of Vietnam. Getting there is really easy: there are several flights from Ho Chi Minh City every day, and if you book early and not during the high season, the tickets are also cheap. You can also take a ferry, but I strongly... Continue Reading →

Khao Lak – introduction

Khao Lak is a perfect place to unwind and get a tan if you need to escape the winter. It is also a great option if you are flying to Phuket and don't want to stay on the more touristic beaches of Phuket: Khao Lak is located just within 1h drive north from the Phuket... Continue Reading →

Some great seafood dinners at Phu Quoc

On few evenings we enjoyed our dinner at Mango Bay Resort which is the best restaurant (especially by value but also good quality) in the nearby area. The restaurant does not only have good food but also great atmosphere as it is located partially above water and has large terrace. One evening we also had... Continue Reading →

Exploring Phu Quoc with a scooter

In order to explore the northern parts of the Phu Quoc island a bit more we also rented a scooter for a day (from the hotel, approx 10€/day). We first stopped at the river for some kayaking. We rented the kayaks from a lovely restaurant Phuong Vi by the river, which is also a great place... Continue Reading →

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