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Mount Semeru (3,676m): All You Need To Know About Hiking The Great Mountain ‘Mahameru’

Mount Semeru (3,676m): All You Need To Know About Hiking The Great Mountain ‘Mahameru’

Introduction Mount Semeru (3,676m) is the highest mountain in Java and also an active volcano that erupts a plume cloud every few moments. It is also called “Mahameru”, which means the Great Mountain or where the gods reside. It is easy to see why because…

All You Need To Know About The Asahan Trail For Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir!

All You Need To Know About The Asahan Trail For Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir!

Gunung Ledang (1,276m), or Mount Ophir, is a popular hiking destination for amateurs or first-time hikers. Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir is only 1,276 m but it is the highest mountain in Johor, Malaysia. There are 2 main trails to the summit. The commonly used Sagil trail…

All You Need To Know About Hiking Mount Kerinci (3,805m): Indonesia Highest Volcano!

All You Need To Know About Hiking Mount Kerinci (3,805m): Indonesia Highest Volcano!

Introduction Mount Kerinci (3,805 m) is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest mountain in Sumatra.  It is still an active volcano and is part of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, the largest national park in Sumatra Island, Indonesia and also home to the endangered…

All You Need To Know To Plan A Trip To Hike Mount Kerinci (3,805m): Indonesia Highest Volcano!

All You Need To Know To Plan A Trip To Hike Mount Kerinci (3,805m): Indonesia Highest Volcano!

Introduction Mount Kerinci (3,805 m) is the highest volcano in Indonesia and the highest mountain in Sumatra. It is surprisingly quite straight forward to plan a trip to hike Mount Kerinci, the only difficult thing being deciding the transport options. Mount Kerinci is still an active volcano…

A Guide to 1 Day in Okavango Delta from Maun

A Guide to 1 Day in Okavango Delta from Maun

Introduction Okavango Delta is an amazing once in a lifetime experience due to its pristine wildernesses. The Okavango Delta isn’t a hilly wetlands, but like a flat wetlands with a myriad of meandering waterways where the height variation across the delta is less than 2…

How to DIY local transport overland from Zambia to Botswana in 1 day: Livingstone -> Kasane -> Maun via Kazungula border crossing

How to DIY local transport overland from Zambia to Botswana in 1 day: Livingstone -> Kasane -> Maun via Kazungula border crossing

I generally do not like travelling by plane just to visit places. In fact, given a choice, I prefer to travel overland even if it was a 18 hour bus ride because it gives me a sense of the local life and a glimpse of…

Victoria Falls (Zambia) – How to DIY from Livingstone

Victoria Falls (Zambia) – How to DIY from Livingstone

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s seven natural wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and straddles across 2 countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. There are 2 sides to it, the Zambia and Zimbabwe side. The Falls are 1.7 km wide with a vertical drop of…

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) – How to DIY from Livingstone

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) – How to DIY from Livingstone

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s seven natural wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and straddles across 2 countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. There are 2 sides to it, the Zambia and Zimbabwe side. The Falls are 1.7 km wide with a vertical drop of…

Mount Merbabu (3,145m): All you need to know about hiking on a budget

Mount Merbabu (3,145m): All you need to know about hiking on a budget

Mount Merbabu (3,145m) is a dormant stratovolcano, located on the Java island of Indonesia nearby Jogjakarta. The name Merbabu is also known as the ‘Mountain of Ash’ from the Javanese combined words; of “Meru” for mountain and “awu or abu“ for “ash”. To me, Mount Merbabu (3,145m) is like the calm quiet sister to the…

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…