Maldives, a beautiful country that allows you to relax and forget

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

What I miss most about the Maldives is the sound of the water gently splashing against the steps that led down from the deck of our over the water villa, to the lagoon reef. Normally I was watching the sun set or rise. I miss sitting on the same deck, with my legs dangling over the side, spotting fish as they swam by. I miss the genuinely happy, cheerful Maldivian, … Read More

Trip gone wrong

Have You Ever Been On A Trip Where Everything Goes Wrong?

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Have you ever had one of those trips where everything went wrong? Where one thing after another didn’t go to plan? For me it was my trip to Nepal and India in 2010, a truly disastrous trip I took when I was a solo traveller before meeting David, and unfortunately it tainted my memories of what was a one of a kind experience. I had been looking forward to visiting Nepal … Read More


Pick of the Week: Underwater hide-and-seek

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Every time we plan for a trip that will involve some beach time, we ask ourselves the very same question: “Are we going to dive there this time?” And the answer is always the same: “We totally will!” Since we got qualified as PADI divers in Thailand in 2013 (wonderful dives in Koh Tao by the way!) we cannot help fitting a dive or two in our travel schedule every time we … Read More

Travelling off the beaten path to Georgia (the Eastern European country)

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I had never even contemplated going to Georgia until I met a guy at a conference who was working in Azerbaijan at the time and couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved Georgia. He was a part-time photographer and showed me some beautiful pictures of various parts of the country. That was it, I was going to Georgia! Not long after moving to Munich I had a casual talk with … Read More

Gili Trawangan, a little slice of paradise

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

We’ve all seen those postcard perfect photos on Instagram of dream-like deserted islands. Every time I see one of those pictures I start to drift off to fantasy land and picture myself lying by the pool or on a golden sand beach with turquoise water with a cocktail close by and a good book. When you enjoy travelling, exploring new cultures and going on adventures, and try and do it … Read More

How we went from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the harder and more adventurous way

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

There are two types of trips: those that go completely according to the plan and those more interesting ones that leave room for improvisations. Also, there are two types of travelers: those who prefer their comfortable and planned schedule and those that enjoy the unexpected. What type are you? If you are more like the second type, more like us, you would have totally loooooved to join us for our … Read More


Bali Virgins

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

This summer we decided to go to Bali and Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T.) for a week before going to Sydney, my home, for three weeks. We know we are a little behind the times when it comes to visiting Bali, especially for an Aussie, and we were sure one week would not be nearly enough time but we hoped we would be able to get a little taste of what Bali … Read More

Vietnam – A photographers paradise

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

You really do need to carry your camera around with you everywhere you go in Vietnam, not only to capture the beautiful scenery, the people and crazy big city lifestyles but to capture the everyday normal occurrences that are not so normal for a westerner like myself. On my arrival to Vietnam, I was in a taxi driving to Kate’s place when I saw a family of five on a … Read More

Vietnam – Hanoi to Halong Bay, and back to Hanoi

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

So after flying back to Hanoi I made my way back into the city to visit the water puppet theatre. I would recommend it as something to see once. The whole show is performed on water by puppeteers who are knee need deep in water behind the curtain, it’s actually quite clever how they do it. Most of the show is in Vietnamese, however this does not detract from the show … Read More

Vietnam – Phu Quoc

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

After having such a busy schedule in the first week I was really looking forward to Phu Quoc and just relaxing on the beach and enjoying a bit of pampering. I am stayIng at Mai House Resort, not the best value for money in Vietnam but I guess you are paying for location, location, location. Don’t get me wrong the rooms are nice little bungalows set in a tropical garden … Read More