Short Trips

Gunung Datuk (885m): The “Beginner” trek to Malaysia Mountains

Gunung Datuk (885m): The “Beginner” trek to Malaysia Mountains

Mount Datuk (885m) is located at Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, about an hour away from Malacca. It is one of the most popular treks in Malaysia for both locals and Singaporeans due to the accessibility and ease of doing it. It is also one of […]

Getting from Tofo – Nelspruit : My experience with Tours2moz

Getting from Tofo – Nelspruit : My experience with Tours2moz

We had completed our dive in Tofo and were done with Mozambique. It was time to make our way back to Nelspruit in South Africa. Now the question was, how were we going to get out of Mozambique/Tofo? There was no way we were taking flights […]

How to get from Maputo – Tofo : My take on Fatimah’s Shuttle Bus

How to get from Maputo – Tofo : My take on Fatimah’s Shuttle Bus

Tofo beach is popular in Mozambique for diving. It is almost natural for travellers to travel from Maputo (the capital of Mozambique) to Tofo as part of their itinerary for exploring Mozambique. However, Tofo is not a stone’s throw away from Maputo. It is situated […]

A Guide on travelling from Johannesburg to Maputo : via Intercape bus and getting visa on arrival in Mozambique

A Guide on travelling from Johannesburg to Maputo : via Intercape bus and getting visa on arrival in Mozambique

Context When we were planning our trip, we decided that the most efficient way was for us to take an overnight bus to Mozambique, Maputo specifically. We decided to leave exploring Johannesburg for the last few days of our trip as our flights were a […]

Leh : What to do in and around Leh

Leh : What to do in and around Leh

Leh (3524m) is the capital and the entry point into the Ladakh region for Stok Kangri (one of the most accessible 6,000m peaks), Markha Valley or any of the Indian Himalayan peaks. Leh is situated in between the three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh […]

1 Week in Sri Lanka : My Itinerary

1 Week in Sri Lanka : My Itinerary

I was looking for a short getaway for a week and decided on Sri Lanka.   If you wish to see it on google map, here is the link : https://goo.gl/maps/7CDjXjzhYU82 This was my Sri Lanka 1 week itinerary. Airport -> Ella ->Travelling Day -> Adam’s Peak […]

Kandy : A sweet stop for city kids in Sri Lanka

Kandy : A sweet stop for city kids in Sri Lanka

Every backpacker knows Kandy, maybe because it sounds like “Candy” so everyone wants to visit somewhere sweet. We chose Kandy to be our last stop before flying back to Singapore. Kandy is positioned as the capital of the central province and hill country. It is […]

Dambulla in a day : Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, Pidurangala

Dambulla in a day : Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, Pidurangala

To the north of the hill country in Sri Lanka, lies most of the historical and cultural sites. Dambulla is host to 2 of the more prominent and culturally significant sites. The Dambulla Cave Temple (aka Golden Temple) and Sigiriya (aka Lion’s Rock) are both declared […]

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) : Climbing Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) : Climbing Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain

Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, is often considered a sunrise hike, usually done in the early mornings so that one can see the sunrise at 2,243m on the summit. “Sri Pada”, which is Sacred Footprint” in Sinhalese gets its name from the rock formation near […]

Ella : The Scenic Train Ride

Ella : The Scenic Train Ride

The train rides around the hill country of Sri Lanka are touted to be the “World’s most scenic train ride”. That is, of course, a grave exaggeration, but it might be the most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka. Just google that Sri lanka trains/Sri […]