Organising money!

Traveling through a few different countries presents a few problems, one of those is what to do about taking money. In Southeast Asia we are traveling through eight different countries, meaning there are eight different currencies and conversion rates to deal with. Understandably we were unwilling to take either large amounts of cash or using…

Budget hotels in KL, our cautionary tale!

Booking a hotel in a new city can have its challenges; you don’t know the area, you’re not entirely sure of how much things should cost, and you generally are just a little unsure of the what to expect. It’s fairly straightforward to overcome these challenges with the easy access to online booking sights, reviews…

Visas in South East Asia with a UK passport

An important thing to consider when you start planning a trip to South East Asia are what Visas you might need and where you can get them. Our trip has quite a few different countries on the itinery, so we had to do a little bit of research to make sure we had everything we…

flying long haul, our top tips

Exotic places, by their general definition, are a long way away, and the sad fact of that for most of us is that we will be faced with a long and uncomfortable flight in economy. Long haul flights will never be pleasant, but we have a few tips to make it a little bit better….

Sensible planning; vaccinations!

Going to South East Asia is really exciting, but there are a few slightly less than exciting things you need to beat in mind before you go – things like some of the illnesses you may be exposed to and how to protect yourself against them. Even though the chances of catching some kind of…

Packing for South East Asia; our top tips!

Packing for any big trip an be a stress, and if you’re like is then you might generally leave it to the last minute! Here are some of our best bits of advice that we have learned over time to help it be a little easier. 1) Pack less! The first rule you should remember…