Quito – Ecuador

We apologize for the lack of updates recently, we have been busy travelling. We will try to keep you all more up to date in the future. Since our last blog post we haven’t actually moved so far in terms of distance but we have still been up to quite a bit. About 2 weeks…

Traveling down South

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) We have known for some time now that we will be doing volunteer work in Ecuador starting November 23, so we have slowly been moving down the country, making our way towards there since we hiked the lost city trek six weeks ago. After having had a great…

Salento and Cocora Valley

Next stop for us was Salento. A small, quiet town in the Zona Cafetera (The coffee region) of Colombia. Although very small and can be fully explored in a couple of hours it still manages to be one of our favourite places in Colombia so far. There are lots of hostels, cosy bars, restaurants and colourful gift shops…

Six days in Medellín (Including video)

(För svenskt text, scrolla längre ner under bilderna och videon). Just like many of you may have done, we have also seen Netflix’s series Narcos and followed its main character, Pablo Escobar. In the series we can see, among other things, how ‘he’ (saying his name in Medellín today is quite frowned upon) takes control…

Cartagena and the bedbugs

(För svensk text, scrolla ner under bilderna.) Next stop in Colombia was Cartagena. Probably one of the most visited places in Colombia by tourists. This former Spanish colonial town sits on the Northern coast looking out over the Caribbean Sea and is popular among both backpackers and all-inclusive honeymooners. Our journey there started with a…

Mandalay and U-Bein Bridge

Mandalay was our second stop on our way through Myanmar. Again, we had to take a night bus. 10 hours on a bus may sound like a nightmare but really isn’t so bad if you are able to sleep as much as possible. Mandalay is big by Burmese standards and feels slightly more modern than…

Bagan

If you’ve ever googled Myanmar then you have most likely seen a picture with a bunch of temples with some floating hot-air balloons around them in front of a beautiful sunset. A stunning photo indeed, which is one of the reason we decided to head that way after a few days in Yangon. Bagan is…

Ipoh and Penang

Although we visited these two Malaysian towns over one month ago now, we still thought they would be worth mentioning. Ipoh is probably more of a stop-over town where people don’t stay for more than a day or two. We saw very few tourists during the days we were here, which is always very nice,…

Kuala Lumpur and a hidden gem

KL, like the locals are calling it, is Malaysia’s capital city. Everyone who is travelling through the country will certainly make a stop here at some point. The Twin Towers and Batu Caves are two of the most visited attractions that you must take a selfie next to if you want to follow the tourist…

Melaka (Malacca) – Malaysia

Booked a bus on the wrong day and had to pay double for another bus to be able to go keep traveling as planned. Our wallet wasn’t happy but we made it across the border and were given a Visa for 90 days in Malaysia. Arrived in Melaka, a city on the west coast a…

Singapore – Welcome to the future

The republic of Singapore, a small country or one big city if you so prefer.  Proudly independent since breaking away from Malaysia in 1965. Today, 5.5 million people live here and it has become one of the world’s most powerful and forward thinking cities, and believe it or not their first spoken language is now…