The Treasury, Petra

A Fascinating Trip To Jordan That Revealed So Many Surprises

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

Jordan is a country that continued to surprise us in a positive way during our week-long visit. Many people expressed concern on the safety of travelling to such a country in the Middle East. Given its proximity and how volatile many of its neighbours are, this is an understandable reaction. However, let me start by saying that I never felt unsafe in Jordan. In fact, I have been more worried … Read More

A desert road in Jordan

Is it Safe to Self Drive a Car in Jordan?

Written by David / Photos by Michelle, David and Robert

Is it safe to self drive a car in Jordan? The answer is yes, yes and yes, 1000 times yes. I get it, this is the very same question we asked ourselves before even considering hiring a car in Jordan. But the truth is, after a week road tripping between Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and back to Amman, I can say with confidence that driving around Jordan … Read More

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

High tea hall

Your Guide to High Tea Around the World

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I have been a big fan of high tea for some time now. I don’t know what it is that I like so much. Maybe it is the delicious, miniature morsels of food that you get that are comprised of both savoury and sweet delicacies. Maybe it is the fact that I normally choose the champagne option. I’m not a massive fan of tea so that’s certainly not what draws me to high tea, ironic I know. Perhaps it’s the atmosphere of each of the places, normally classy, in beautiful locations and/ or with magnificent views. The whole experience is just so civil and lovely. Everyone is always happy at high tea.

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

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

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

Bali to Gili

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

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

Vietnam – Mekong Delta

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Today I started my 2 day Mekong Delta tour on the back of a motorbike. There are quite a few tours that come to the Mekong Delta but normally with an air conditioned bus. I liked the sound of this tour because you get to drive through small villages past rice fields, fruit and coconut plantations and along roads that a bus would not be able to. My guide is … Read More

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

My early start was made less painful today since I was travelling business class to HCMC. Don’t get me wrong, I do not normally travel in style but it is just so cheap to fly domestically in Vietnam. I must admit when booking online I wasn’t sure what the plane was going to be like, a bad western assumption I know, so booked the best I could afford ( was … Read More

Vietnam – Hoi An

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

So today the hotel organised a car to take a lovely German couple and me to Hoi An (again, cannot recommend Frangipani hotel enough, so incredibly helpful and friendly). We soon discovered a day is not enough to experience all Hoi An has to offer, however we tried to make the most of it. After we had already pretended to be part of a German tourist group and had gone … Read More

Vietnam – Da Nang 

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

When organising this trip I read a few things about having to experience the train system in Vietnam so I decided to catch the train from Hanoi to Da Nang (because it doesn’t stop at Hoi An). There is also an airport in Da Nang so it made a good base from which to visit Hoi An (the main reason for coming to the area) and to fly onto Ho … Read More

Vietnam – Hanoi

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

After much catching up my friend Kate played tour guide and what a great job she did. Kate lives in one of the more upmarket areas of Hanoi, however, what I love about the area is that it is still filled with locals going about their everyday business: men sitting on miniature plastic stools outside cafe huts playing board games; little old ladies gossiping on the steps of a building; … Read More

Vietnam –  Getting there

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

When I originally decided to visit Vietnam it was to visit my friend Kate who now lives in Hanoi. Once I started researching and talking to people who had been here I became like a kid in a candy store and wanted to visit every single place recommended. Needless to say the trip became bigger than Ben Hur and  unfortunately I’m not going to see much of Kate after all. … Read More