We came because of world-class, warm water waves but didn’t expect the island to be that unique. The little-known island Simeulue on the north-west coast of Sumatra and its distinctive water buffalos feel like traveling in time, perhaps even to a different planet. In the following article, I will share my thoughts and tips of our first stop in our three months’ trip through Indonesia. Surf in North Sumatra – right on!
Turquoise water, white, powdery beaches beneath your feet and background noise that solely consists of birds? On the Caribbean Island Isla Holbox, you will find exactly this paradise feeling. Holbox Island is the perfect place to close your eyes, listen to the sound of the ocean and relax. To make your stay even better, we bundled some helpful tips around the hidden gem of Mexico.
While backpacking in Sri Lanka you spend money on one of the beautiful places on earth. But as we are backpackers we need to spend money wisely. Therefore the following blogpost should give you some tips where you can save money for budget backpacking in Sri Lanka.
Once you have arrived in Asia, you will see a lot (!) of Tuk Tuk’s. Also in Sri Lanka, the three-wheeled taxis are commonly used and you will see and hear them everywhere. As soon as you step out of the airport, you stroll through markets or you just try to cross the street, locals will try to pick you up by inviting you with a (sometimes friendly) “Tuk Tuk?” or “transport?”. Driving Tuk Tuk in Sri Lanka is fun and here you will get some advice to travel safe and cheap.
This guest post is written by Pierce. Julian met him in Dublin during his postgrad and spent some nights talking about past travel adventures and upcoming plans. After being in Dublin for one year Pierce moved to Brazil for a while and is now living in China, exploring Asia. In this post, he shares his impressions of one-week backpacking Philippines.