Our experience of Thailand over the years includes the beautiful islands in the south (both East and West), Bangkok Capital City, Hua Hin, Ayutthaya, Krabi, and the northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Pai. We first visited Chiang Mai 7 years ago on holiday, but did not get to appreciate how vast this City is and how much it has […]
Not too sure how it happened? Seems like it was overnight that we decided to sell the house, buy a smaller one to rent out and go travelling. Living groundhog’s day through work does that I suppose.
It was definitely stressful, but worth it!
Written by Matthew Twyman (the other Flipflop!) First time riding a scooter in Asia may be a little daunting. Are they dangerous? Does my insurance cover this? Are there any driving rules in Asia at all? (and believe me in some countries it seems as if rules and traffic lights are completely irrelevant) and finally, what would my mum […]
Travelling in Asia is fun, exciting and easier than you think! We have enjoyed some beautiful places throughout our time in Asia, so we wanted to share some tips with you. We have selected some cracking destinations, in no particular order! However, I can tell you that my favourites were Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan! 1 – […]
We hadn’t heard of the Gili Islands until a good friend of ours recommended them to us. As we were going to be in Indonesia for a few months during summer, we planned on fitting them in whilst on our trip to Lombok. These 3 small islands, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, just off the North West coast […]
Bali’s neighbouring island Lombok offers a much quieter vibe with coastlines that are equally as stunning, revealing luscious green landscapes, untouched scenic beaches with hardly anyone on them apart from Fishermen. Most tourists tend to visit Lombok’s North West Gili Islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan) which they often reach by boat from Bali, bypassing the mainland. This is a […]
A month before we set off on our travels around Asia, I started to research luggage options, especially as I knew we needed backpacks. My husband Matt mentioned only taking hand-luggage, but just the thought of it made me shudder! I am the typical person that will over pack for a 2-week holiday, so how could I only […]
At the time of writing this, we had been travelling through Asia for 11 months and spent 3 of these in Bali. We have had some amazing experiences whilst in this beautiful part of the world, which I wanted to share here! In no particular order, here are our 10 best Bali moments: 1. Discovering Canggu […]
We always thought of Bali as a paradise island and an expensive destination, as this is how it’s portrayed in the West. Well, this is not quite the real picture and now that we have explored the island for a few months, we have discovered some lovely places and some that should be avoided. So here we give you a […]
We always wondered what Japan would be like, although we never really imagined we would actually go there. Our travels through Asia had to include this amazing country, but we knew it was expensive so our decision was to visit only for 1 week. Why Kyoto? To explain the real reason why it was Kyoto and not another […]
Travelling through Vietnam opened our eyes to how diverse South East Asia’s countries and their people are. It has been the highlight of our travels through Asia so far and a good destination to make our budget go further. It is very cheap to eat, drink and stay in nice accommodation for less than in other asian countries. Great […]
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island full of wonders, from paddy fields to mountains, stunning coastline to national parks. Sri Lanka will cater for anyone, whether you wish to hike, mountain climb, surf, dive, visit a national park full of animals or bathe with elephants. It is all possible! There are many different itineraries you can choose from, depending […]