My Myanmar travel guide

I spent four weeks in Myanmar, the full 28 days that you are allowed to stay on one visa. I met many people who just had 10 days. Some people asked me “What on earth did you do for 4 weeks?” My question is “How can you only do 10 days?” I loved travelling in…

Preparing for Myanmar

In 2012 Myanmar opened its doors to tourists. Since then a lot has changed and things seem to keep changing rapidly. For 2016 Myanmar expected a 25% increase in tourists compared to the year before. People are finding out that tourism is big business, but can the country cope with the increasing amount of visitors?…

What I would have done differently in Cuba

I had a blast in Cuba. I fell in love with this beautiful country. Before I went I had read a lot about this country. But it is ever changing, especially now, and you can’t be prepared for everything. There are a few things I would definitely do differently if I would go again.I felt…

The groundwork

When I started thinking about what to do this winter, my eye fell on South East Asia. It’s a region I’ve passed through on my way to Australia and New Zealand and has been on my mind on and off. I haven’t actually seen a lot of it though. Looking at my limited budget, not…

Cuba, making an itinerary

Cuba is an amazing place to visit. It is changing quickly and I was glad I decided to go and not think about it for too long. People I met over there told me that even in the last 6 months things had changed, especially the availability of internet. I guess we will see what…

Off the grid

Exciting things are happening. I’ve got a massive bag leaning against the wall, filled with not only my ski gear, but baking stuff, magazines and any other things that I will not bring on my trip. On Monday I’m moving out of my house and into a new adventure. I’m finally going to Cuba! I’ve got…

Exploring the south of the south

I’m done working! For now at least. I’ve got a small budget and we’ll see how far it takes me. I can’t wait to get my van on the road and start exploring. I’m kicking off with a loop through the south of the South Island, which will look somewhat like this: Highlights on the…