Enchanted Island: Koh Mook

Koh Mook enchanted us with its ultra laid back island vibe, soft white sand, deep primary forests, and sparkling emerald water. We landed on the pretty beach after a two hour speedboat ride from busy Koh Lipe to find a strip of sand with people milling about, waiting for their ride to the next island. […]

Island time Malaysia: Langkawi

After our recouperation break in Kuala Lumpur, it was finally island time. Malaysia has some incredible beaches, and it was hard to choose just where to go first. But, as we were heading in the general direction of Thailand, we decided to go north. Our plan was to go to Penang – a colonial island […]

Leaving Nepal…for now

As we leave Nepal, I’m filled with mixed emotions. I’m ready to leave. The pollution and dust have given me a painful asthmatic cough that keeps me up at night, and I’m ready for some clearer, warmer air. But on the other hand, I’m not ready to leave at all. I feel like we’ve barely […]

Kathmandu: The spiritual side

The shops, restaurants, signs, traffic, noise, colours and perpetual motion of Kathmandu can be so in your face that you forget there is a quieter spiritual side to this city. The thousands of temples, shrines and stupas intermingle Buddhist and Hindu cultures and practices so seamlessly here that you might not even realise that one […]