We found in the Philippines the perfect private island for Kite Surfing and also for a relaxed holiday on the beach – far away from the touristic crowd.
If you have the curiosity to experience what an undeveloped and new nation is like you should go to East Timor. I say new nation because this former Portuguese colony became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century in 2002. The country was utterly ruined in 1999 when the Indonesian troops who had occupied it for 24 years were forced to withdraw after a United Nations referendum resulted in its independence. Almost 15 years after this event, it still lacks in resources, and there is not too much happening in East Timor. And this is the reason why we decided to visit this little nation in the Indian Ocean. We wanted to see with our eyes how a country in its very beginning looks like.
I had long wanted to visit Bhutan. A country that stands apart in the Himalayas as it has been saved from the damaging effects of tourism that have affected the rest of Asia for the past 20 years. The rising of the popularity of Bhutan, however, cannot be denied. Slowly the country is throwing open its doors and coming out with new hotels, airports and flight connections. The high prices, on the other hand, will still keep the mass market at bay for a long time.
I know it can be hard in the beginning, but once you get used to bringing just the necessary when you travel, it is a life changer. It makes everything so much easier and more relaxed. Less time waiting at the airport for your luggage means more time to enjoy your holidays. Less stuff you have to carry means you don’t get so tired when moving from on place to another. Less stuff you bring less stuff you lose. Unless you spend two months traveling, I actually believe you can always use a carry on in your trips. You just need to follow my tips:
Melbourne is not only a fantastic city located in one of the most amazing countries in the world. It is also the starting point to stunning wild and remote destinations. We arrive in Melbourne – the dynamic Australian town – often ranked as the most liveable city on earth.Continue reading