Trekking in Luang Namtha

After transiting from Myanmar through north Thailand, we finally arrived in Laos! We had been looking forward to visiting the country of 6.5 million people, where the low population density (compared to its neighbors) and relatively low tourist numbers sounded very appealing. Our first stop after an overly convoluted border crossing at Chiang Khong (bus […]

Krabi and Phuket

Tonsai

With some diving in Ko Tao behind us we were heading to Krabi on the Andaman Sea side of south Thailand next. My parents were coming to visit us in the beautiful bay between Phuket and Krabi Town. While it is one of the most expensive parts of Thailand, it’s also one of the most […]

Ben Lomond Track

Ben Lomond

Queenstown We had heard a lot about Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand, situated at the foot of a mountain range called The Remarkables and right at the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Shortly after driving into Queenstown, we noticed how clean and neat everything seemed, and David said it reminded him of a smaller […]