Meeting locals and making friends

What We Learned From Making Friends With A Group Of Dive Masters

Meeting locals is always one of the most rewarding parts of exploring new places. Sure we came to see the sites, to learn, and to explore new things… but the best way to do that is through meeting people, getting to know locals, and making friends. We find that we get so much more out of our experience this way.Continue reading What We Learned From Making Friends With A Group Of Dive Masters

Exploration Guide For Perhentian Kecil in Malaysia

Exploration Guide: Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Only a short 30-minute fast boat ride from Kuala Besut, this backpacker getaway is the perfect island to escape to as you make your way through peninsular Malaysia. Days can easily turn into weeks, as we quickly discovered after exploring the island for a few days (we ended up extending our stay from 4 to 7 days). “No hurry no worry” should be the catch phrase of Kecil as most people spend their days diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear water and lounging around soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches. Continue reading Exploration Guide: Pulau Perhentian Kecil

journey to Perhentian Kecil

Our Journey From Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil 

After spending two days (which really felt like three since we’d arrived at 7am after taking a 10 hour night bus from Mersing) in Kuala Terengganu enjoying the air-conditioning at the Space Inn, the food in China Town, getting some exercise by the bay, and the Monitor Lizards we found in the drains it was time to explore a new place. Next up… the Perhentian Islands, specifically Perhentian Kecil, the smaller backpacker paradise.Continue reading Our Journey From Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil 

Exploration Guide: Pursuit of Paradise – Gili Islands & Lombok

If you are traveling throughout Bali, you will inevitably run into countless groups gearing up to head to the Gili Islands. These three tiny tropical islands are fringed with picturesque white sand beaches and sit in crystal clear, turquoise water. Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno are visions of paradise in their richest form.Continue reading Exploration Guide: Pursuit of Paradise – Gili Islands & Lombok

Off the beaten path Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)

Off The Beaten Path: Jungle Trekking to Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)

On our first and only full day on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, we awoke not knowing exactly what we wanted to do with our short time there. We wanted to head off the beaten path and get some exercise so we decided to rent scooters and take an adventure to the remote Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall). Little did we know we were about to embark on a much bigger adventure than we anticipated.Continue reading Off The Beaten Path: Jungle Trekking to Air Terjun Guripak (Guripak Waterfall)