Out to the Hongs

Of course I had picked the day with the worst weather to go on a boat trip to Hong island. It had just stopped raining when I got up at 7AM. The sky was grey and cloudy. I got picked up at 8 and was the only person on the tour staying in Krabi Town.…

Koh Rok, please never change

My first adventure on Koh Lanta was a speedboat trip to Koh Rok. I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing. This could be hit or miss. I was picked up by a minivan and then we cruised towards long beach, picking people up along the way. The second person was another solo traveller,…

Some days things just work out

Today was going to be an active day. Well… holiday active anyway. Koh Lanta is a fairly big island, too big to explore on foot, so there are a few roads you can take to have a look around the island. The main mode of transportation seems to be the scooter. Both locals and tourists…

Cuba’s little gem

The parque nacional Alejandro de Humboldt can be found about 45km outside of beautiful Baracoa. It was high on my list because it would reveal a bit of Cuba that couldn’t be seen anywhere else. This is a part of the world where things are still being discovered. Not only is this a mountainous area,…

Summer in the city

Has summer finally really arrived? Today it seemed like it. I drove out to Sumner to blow off some steam at the beach. Although the beach itself isn’t idyllic or anything, it was a beautiful place. The beach is surrounded by hills that are covered with houses and there is a promenade to walk on.…

Meeting some locals

A trip starts well when you begin with a scenic drive. The Chapmans peak drive is one of those. Stunning views are waiting around every corner, with changing landscapes along the route. The coastal road starting from Cape Town, takes you to Cape Point, but offers some good places to stop along the way. A…

Crystal clear

On my long holiday in Cape Town I decided to go where the South African go for a holiday. Langebaan is a holiday town on the West Coast, filled with fancy holiday homes and a long white beach. It is absolutely stunning and I totally get why people come here to relax and enjoy the…