ShoeSa itinerary: Pulau Weh

This post is about what, in my very humble opinion, is the best way to enjoy Pulau Weh and its wildlife when backpacking on a budget. If you want to know what Pulau Weh is all about, or some other options, you should check out my previous post. -Fly to Banda Aceh, and try not … Continue reading ShoeSa itinerary: Pulau Weh

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Travel guide: Pulau Weh (Gapang Beach) + Banda Aceh

Where is this? Pulau Weh is a tiny island off the western tip of Sumatra (and Indonesia) and Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province, is right across the water. "Quite a few" is the best way to describe the tourist numbers visiting Pulau Weh, having just entered the step to popularity after intrepid hippies. As … Continue reading Travel guide: Pulau Weh (Gapang Beach) + Banda Aceh

Iceland’s wildlife: what you should know

Iceland is on the up, as they say. Bloggers and outdoor-lovers are promoting it as a unique destination rather than just an accessible Arctic. Iceland Air's free week-long stopover on UK-US flights, plus budget airlines servicing Keflavik airport, has made visiting even more tempting. One of the things getting a lot of hype is the … Continue reading Iceland’s wildlife: what you should know

Taman Negara: “I don’t get it…”

The three main areas here are Kuala Tahan town itself, the river bank with all its floating restaurants and the north side of the river, technically national park land, where the only resort in the park (Mutiara) is located. I explore them all after getting settled down into lodgings, which took some effort to find. … Continue reading Taman Negara: “I don’t get it…”