Unusual Places in Bangkok

Back when I started traveling, Bangkok became a city I came to know well. Even though I technically didn't live there, I did work in a tiny village a couple of hours north of the city, so I frequented the city pretty regularly. Ever since then, I've returned to Bangkok as a visitor plenty of times, and my love for it only keeps growing. If you're visiting, chances are[...]

The Ultimate Bandung Travel Guide

Bandung is the third-largest city in Indonesia and one of the most interesting destinations in Java to visit if you want to explore some of the most thrilling natural wonders the island has to offer. Think striking sulfur volcanoes, incredible hiking opportunities, quirky accommodation options, and amazing city sights. If you love exploring the outdoors but enjoy a goo[...]

Overlooking the volcanoes in Yoygakarta in Java, Indonesia

Backpacking Java: A Volcano-Packed Itinerary

What can I say about backpacking Java? If you'd ask me what I thought of the island a year ago, I would have told you I hadn't liked it. Not even a little bit. My first time in Indonesia was a complete disaster. I caught dengue fever, I caught bedbugs, I lost my phone, my computer broke and I wasted two days trying to find a place to get it fixed. It rained all the fre[...]


Things to Do in Bukit Lawang: Orangutans, Humongous Flowers, and More!

Confession: I had no idea Bukit Lawang even existed until just a few days before I actually got there. Okay, no, I didn't just randomly hop on a flight to get to Bukit Lawang, but I was already backpacking Java and had booked flights to return to visit Borneo, because orangutans are, like, one of my favorite animals (even though I say that about all animals). But t[...]

Baby Orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra

Fantastic Bornean Animals and Where To Find Them: The Best Wildlife Encounters in Borneo

Borneo is a mecca for wildlife encounters. If you're on the planning stages of your Borneo itinerary, chances are that you want to spend most of your days exploring Borneo's jungles. Top Wildlife Encounters in Borneo If you're a wildlife junkie like me, then Malaysian Borneo needs to be on your radar. While the most iconic animal is undoubtedly the Orangutan, the i[...]

Finding Paradise at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: A Guide To Kota Kinabalu’s Islands

  Kota Kinabalu is such an underrated city. It has such a relaxed vibe, a killer food scene, and plenty of hipster coffee shops where I'd go to work every evening. But this post isn't about Kota Kinabalu, so why am I *still* gushing about my new-found love for the city? No, this post is about Adul Rahman Marine Park. Or put into simpler (and easier to pronounce) words[...]

Seeing Orangutans the Right Way: Sepilok Orangutan Center

  The first thing you'll notice is the shake of the trees. If you're anything like me, your heart will be palpitating like crazy from excitement at this point. Slowly after, you'll begin catching glimpses of orange specks amid the leaves as orangutans swing towards the feeding platform. --- Even though Borneo is a mecca for wildlife sightings, the stars of the show ar[...]

Borneo Itinerary: Two Weeks In Sarawak & Sabah

I loved Borneo, guys. I know that's a weird way to start a blog post, but I really felt so hard for part of the world that I'm already cooking up plans to return next year. As you might know, I had really bad luck during my trip to Asia earlier this year. Catching dengue fever in Sri Lanka was not fun and the three weeks I spent in Borneo after recovering were a rem[...]