Border crossings always tend to scare me a bit. We had read good things and bad things about crossing from Vietnam to Laos, especially on land. Despite all the research you try to prepare yourself with, you never quite know exactly what to expect. Here is how to bus and get […]
Explore & Eat: Hanoi, Vietnam
It is inevitable that every backpacker passing through Vietnam will end up in Hanoi for a few days. Rightfully so, as it is such a charming place with plenty to do (and eat).
An Overnight Journey Cambodia to Vietnam: Two buses and a Stranger’s Bed
The story of an overnight bus Sihanoukville, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With our shiny new Vietnamese visas in hand, we boarded a sleeping bus in Sihanoukville. We were ready to get out of Cambodia after spending an extra day waiting for us visas to be processed. We […]
Krabi & Koh Phi Phi: A Backpacker’s Guide
South Thailand is probably best known for its beautiful beaches, wild island parties, and delicious food. And I can confirm that all of those things are perfectly accurate. Here’s everything you need to know about backpacking Krabi & Koh Phi Phi on a budget.
Sri Lanka: A Backpacker’s Guide Part 1 – Hidden Gems Amongst the Chaos
About a year ago, I designed a lemon-mango Kolsch beer for my good friend Sanjay. He was preparing to leave Canada to work for an NGO in Sri Lanka – where he was born – and was hosting a going away party. Sara helped with the label design which featured […]
Penang, Malaysia: Why it should be on every backpacker’s wishlist.
The island of Penang, Malaysia has made a big mark on the backpacking radar, and for good reasons: there’s amazing, cheap food and photo ops left right centre. What more could a backpacker or travel blogger ask for?
Enjoying Pirate Beer With Malaysian Elders
Whereas Papa Yong hails from the bustling city Kuala Lumpur, Momma Yong grew up much quieter town of Kota Kinabalu. There’s an unending rivalry between the two cities between them, so it’s dangerous for me to pick a favourite. When we arrived in Kota Kinabalu it was early evening. We […]
What to Eat, Shop, and Do in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, (also known as KK), is named after that Malaysia mountain, Mount Kinabalu, maybe you’ve heard of it? Yep, the one that experienced an earthquake after those Canadian tourists went streaking naked at the top. Well us Canadians have learned our lesson and no earthquakes were caused during our […]
3 Exciting Day-Trips from Kuala Lumpur
Though Kuala Lumpur is a bustling place with many things to do, sometime it is nice to get away from the noise to discover something different and new. Here are 3 places you can go to get away from the city for the day.
Visiting Ubud Bali: if you only have 2 days
The island of Bali is the most well known of any in Indonesia. Maybe because of its rolling rice fields, or beautiful beaches, or tropical jungles, or vibrant culture. One whole lifetime wouldn’t be enough time to experience everything Bali has to offer.