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 […]

Hiking Mount Rinjani

Rinjani

A few days of amazing relaxation on Gili Air made us a bit restless and ready for some exercise. We had seen Rinjani, the second highest volcano (fifth highest peak overall) in Indonesia staring across at us from nearby Lombok while we were on Gili Air and were interested in hiking up. Lonely Planet quoted […]

Gondar and Simien Mountains

Gelada Baboons

Only about an hour after crossing the border with SudanĀ into Ethiopia the landscape changed dramatically. Instead of flat land and some green fields, we now drove through the Ethiopian highlands, with lush green fields, trees, huge mountains, and cliffs. Every new turn on the road surprised us with more amazing views than the last. The […]