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Lamu Island, Kenya: A Journey Back In Time

Lamu Island, Kenya: A Journey Back In Time

It is advised to fly from the Kenyan city of Malindi when travelling to Lamu Island but with the Land Cruiser we had borrowed from a friend for our cross-country journey it seemed that driving was inevitable. Researching possible safe places to park before flying proved to be futile and we were not comfortable entrusting […]

Cuba Cruise Debut!

Cuba Cruise Debut!

When Canadians think about Cuba they often think of the cheap all-inclusive resorts with great beaches but not much else. Certainly not the food and often seldom the culture. But Cuba has a whole other side to it; fascinating history, gorgeous topography and kind people. Sometimes I like to think of Cuba through the eyes […]

Photo of the Week: Boy Hoop Rolling on Lamu Island, Kenya

Photo of the Week: Boy Hoop Rolling on Lamu Island, Kenya

This photo was taken by Matt on our trip to Kenya last September. It is one of my favourites from our trip. Lamu Island, Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Kenya’s oldest inhabited town, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. It has no cars and the main method of transportation for […]

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Southeast Asia

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Southeast Asia

1)   It’s Cheap! – It’s easy to get by in Southeast Asia for $25/day and many do it for even less. Daily meals and drinks can easily run you less than $10/day. Accommodation prices vary but $5-$10 hostels, guesthouses and hotels are easily available. If you want to save money on accommodations then CouchSurfing or […]

Top Ten Attractions When In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Top Ten Attractions When In Buenos Aires, Argentina

1) Recoleta Cemetary –  “Open daily from 8am to 6pm, this is the final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. Weather permitting, free English-language tours are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. If you can’t take a tour or want to explore on your own, cemetery maps […]

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Pulau Weh Booking Information – Dirty Details

Read here for our account of Pulau Weh diving Read here for our experience in Pulau Weh NOTE: The PDF guide to Pulau Weh (at the end of this document) is the most recent one we could find on the island, from 2008. Times and prices will have likely changed.   Indonesian Travel Visa – […]

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