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Cycling Tours in Spain

Guest post by Maria Kruk, an author for Spain.net Favorable climate of Spain allows not to give up on cycling even in winter; moreover, summer heat is more of an obstacle for those, who adores going on long-distanced cycling or trekking tours. And cycling is quite popular in and across Spain, including island archipelagos in […]

Diver’s Paradise – Derawan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
December 12th, 2013Adventures, Asia, Destinations, Diving, IndonesiaNatalia 7 Comments

Derawan is the place to just be. It took us two full days of travel to reach Derawan, but it turned out to be my favourite spot in Borneo. Derawan was what I have been looking for in my search for a beautiful piece of Southeast Asian paradise.   After the disappointment that was Sipadan, discovering […]

Searching for Orangutans – Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

  Kutai National Park is home to tarantulas, thieving monkeys,  leaches, machete wielding park rangers and of course, the amazing orangutans. We ventured into Kutai National Park because we were looking for wild orangutans. We saw orangutans in the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and we were even surprised by an orangutan standing one meter away from us. However we wanted […]

A Surprise on a Plank –  Huashan, Shaanxi, China

I built up the “idea” of hiking up Huashan for months on end. Weeks leading up to the climb, my palms would start sweating every time I thought about hiking in Huashan. Walking on a plank suspended hundreds of meters in the air was most terrifying. The fact the Huashan is an internet sensation did […]

Motorbiking Around Coron and Busuanga – Palawan, Philippines

Traveling through Philippines was one of my favorite experiences. It is an incredible country where there is something for any traveler. I’m very saddened to see the devastation that the recent typhoon has caused to such a wonderful place. Having been in Negros months after a typhoon and an earthquake hit, I saw first hand […]

Elbowing Through the Crowd at Huangshan – Anhui, China
November 7th, 2013Adventures, Asia, China, Destinations, MountainsNatalia 3 Comments

I have been warned about hiking the most popular mountain in China on a public holiday. I chose to ignore the warnings. I chose to think that a mountain could not possibly be so packed with hikers. I was wrong. It felt like you are buying bread in 1989 Russia. It could not have been […]

Where to See Pandas in China?

Seeing giant pandas in the flesh was one of the items on my China “to do” list.  As with all other magnificent creatures I try to seek them out in the wild, but pandas are a little more elusive than Orangutans,  Proboscis monkeys and Komodo dragons.  Finding them in the wild would take a lot […]

What The Hell is Numbing Spice?

As Jonathan and I walked down to the Wenshu Temple in Chengdu we saw alluring pancakes being fried on the street. Usually we steer away from street food but they looked so appealing. What the hell, let’s grab a couple! They sizzled so beautifully on the wok. I only could imagine how divine they could […]

Climbing Mount Merapi – Java, Indonesia

The steep route up Mount Merapi was filled with a lot of hand holding. Jonathan wanted to climb Mount Merapi before we even got to Java. The kid just wants to see lava! The first day we were in Jogjakarta we ventured to the tourist office to ask if the mountain was accessible for climbers. Interestingly […]

Good news! We’re moving to…..
August 21st, 2013Adventures, Asia, DestinationsNatalia 4 Comments

Shanghai!   We have been toying with the idea of moving since a month after we came back from Korea. Jonathan recently received a pretty sweet job offer and we couldn’t resist an opportunity to live and work in an exciting place. We’re packing our bikes, our computers, our backpacks and suitcases and heading to China […]

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