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

Oktoberfest

How to Survive Oktoberfest as a Gluten-Intolerant

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

Imagine you’re all set up for your first genuine and worldwide famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Yeah, I know, there are more than 3000 Oktoberfest venues around the world, including Australia, USA, Canada and China among other countries. But the one in Munich is the original and you should definitely experience the real deal. So, you just booked your flight tickets to Munich (the one in Bavaria, Germany, not in North Dakota, USA), … Read More

Sydney Opera House

Try not to fall in love with Australia (if you can!)

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Right now we are just back from our last winter Australian trip to visit Michelle’s family and see a bit around along the west coast. For me it has been the first time I set foot in the big continent and I can already say with confidence that I’m officially in love with this country. “Why?” Let me tell you why and maybe at the end of this post you’ll be … Read More

Top 10 things to do in Sydney, recommended by locals

Top 10 things to do in Sydney recommended by locals

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

This is a hard list to compile as there are so many great things to do in Sydney regardless of whether you are visiting for the first time or are a local, the choice is endless. Ok, I’ll admit, I am maybe a little bit biased when it comes to Sydney this is why we engaged the help of others to help compile this list. Even though Australia is a … Read More

Llançà, Costa Brava, Spain – Part 2

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Michelle already did a great job in her last post about her impressions as an outsider of my home town, Llançà. A great location on the Costa Brava (Spain) for culture, food, sport, history and relaxed experiences for all budgets. Now it’s my turn to add my insider tips. Ready? Steady? Go! I have to admit that traveling with Michelle back home so many times has given me the chance … Read More

Costa Brava

Seeing ones home town through two different pairs of eyes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

We spent last weekend with David’s family in the north of Catalunya (Spain) and realised how different our views of the area, the people, the traditions and the food are. We thought it would be a lot of fun and quite interesting to share some insider and outsider tips with you guys and impressions of the area from the point of view of David and myself. A quick bit of background … Read More

Russia

From Russia with Love

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle

Russia had always seemed a bit mysterious, a bit unknown to me. So when my friend Inga said she would come  travelling with me in April 2012, to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Riga, I felt excited but nervous at the same time. The first week of the trip couldn’t have been more contrasting compared to the second week. In this post I will tell you about our experiences in … Read More

london ice cream

Long weekend in London: friends, shows, shops, views and eats.

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Not that we ever needed an excuse to go back to London. On 1st May this year we had a long weekend free so decided why not pay a visit to the motherland, for me anyway. I was looking forward to catching up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while and shopping as well as being in a country where I didn’t have to think about the language I … Read More

Africa – Living a dream

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I had wanted to go to Africa and go gorilla trekking ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist as a teenager. To date I have been lucky enough to visit Sub-Saharan Africa four times and know that I will visit again some day. In July 2010 I did a camping tour around Southern African with Geckos Adventures. We started at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and made our way across … 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

Kirkjufell, Iceland

A Road Trip Around Iceland, the sensational land of fire and ice

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Iceland has always been on our bucket list. One rainy Sunday afternoon we watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It didn’t take long for us to bite the bullet and booked flights that same afternoon. We only had a week available to see as much as possible. Everything we’d read suggested that we needed longer but we decided to attempt to road trip around the island anyway. Since October … Read More