Two weeks in Bali – a personal summary

We Landed at Denpasar airport and made our way through to the arrivals exit where Frida’s mum, Maria, was jumping and waving with excitement (completely expected, having not seen her for 6 months). After a few hugs and a quick introduction to Ameer (our guide and coordinator for the villa that we were to stay…

Goodbye Vietnam

(For english version, please use Google Translate) Ytterligare två månader har nu passerat (totalt 5,5 månad på resande fot) och vi är redo att säga hejdå till Vietnam. Vi anlände en grå och dimmig förmiddag (normalt väder i norra Vietnam) till Hanois flygplats där vi direkt blev prövade av de attackerande taxichaufförer som ville köra oss…

A week in the middle of the country

After Ho Chi Minh City we took a domestic flight up to the centre of the country and spent a week in the towns of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue… Da Nang Da Nang is Vietnams third largest city but feels much smaller and quieter than both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. We…

Mekong Delta River

While waiting for the air-conditioning to kick in and cool down the hot and humid hotel room we had at the time, we started to look for trips away from the intense heat in Ho Chi Minh City. We found a tour called Mekong Delta River Tour which was highly recommended on TripAdvisor and it…

Sapa and Fansipan

Sapa is a colourful and charming mountain village in northern Vietnam, close to the boarder with China. The village lies in a valley about 1500 meters over sea level and is surrounded by the The Hoàng Liên Son mountain range, which includes Indochina’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. We decided to take a four-day trip…

“Vinaka, thank you very much”

Not long after you have learned the greeting word, Bula!, you will learn how to say thank you. Fijian people seems to apricate it a lot if you can say “Vinaka” whenever you feel grateful, pleased or just want to show some good manners. And that’s it. If you know how to say hello and…

A rental car brought us more freedom

After hitchhiking for 2.5 months from the top to the bottom of the North island of New Zealand (and saving loads of money along the way) we thought it was about time to splash out and live a little luxuriously for a few days. By luxury, we don’t mean sleeping at fancy hotels and eating…

The grandfather volcano-Mount Ruapehu

One amazing thing about New Zealand is that, in terms of nature, it has it all. Beaches, forests, jungles, farmlands, snow-peaked mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, a continuous coastline and desert. If you like the outdoors what more do you want. Another thing, that we haven’t mentioned yet and is an important part of New Zealand’s…

Severe weather warning for the National Park – Part 2

If you read our last blog post about the severe weather warnings for the National Park then you might be wondering what happened to us and how it ended? Unfortunately the predictions turned in to reality and the unseasonable, and rather dangerous weather stopped us from starting the four day hike we had been looking…

Severe weather warning for the National Park

(För svensk text scrolla längre ner) About a month ago, we booked one of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks‘. We chose the Tongariro Northern Circuit for its stunning nature and views from the top and around its three large volcanoes (still active by the way) in the land of the Maori’s. Until now, we had been…