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We Saw Wild Dolphins!

Guess what! We saw wild dolphins! It was at the end of our boat trip to Rinca and Komodo Islands. It was the perfect end to the perfect cruise. As you know, we had arranged with a local boat owner to take us from Labuan Bajo.

komodo island and komodo dragons

Komodo Island and Komodo Dragons

As part of our cruise from Labuan Bajo we visited Komodo Island. The visit to Komodo Island was very much the same as our visit to Rinca Island had been the day before: we moored at the island, we went to the visitor centre and organised a ranger to go with us and then we […]

off to find komodo dragons

Off to Find Komodo Dragons!

We were finally setting off on quite an adventure to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Komodo Dragons, found in the wild only in Komodo National Park in Indonesia. We were in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island and the day before we had contracted a boat and a local crew to take just me and […]

how to organise a boat trip to rinca and komodo

How to Organise a Boat Trip to Rinca and Komodo

In Labuan Bajo we traipsed around the travel agencies in the blistering heat. Everywhere was too expensive and no one wanted to barter, yet they all wanted to fill the last few spaces on their excursion boats.

Unforgettable day in Cabrera

An Unforgettable Day on Cabrera

I had never been to Cabrera, the smallest of the five Balearic Islands, despite having lived on Mallorca for over ten years, so when our Winter Activities group got the chance to go on a trip with Mar Cabrera earlier this spring, I jumped at it.

klotok tour itinerary

Klotok Tour Itinerary

Here I’m going to outline for you the exact klotok tour itinerary that we followed. If you are seriously thinking about going to Borneo and staying on a klotok for a few days then you need to have your itinerary clear. We were four people and we paid 7,500,000 (seven and a half million) rupiahs

living on a klotok

Living on a Klotok

During our stay in the rainforest we were living on a klotok. Let’s start with what is a klotok, and then you can share your thoughts about living on one… What is a Klotok? A klotok is an Indonesian river boat made from wood and is found on the rivers of Kalimantan in Borneo.

Mekong Delta Floating Market

Bartering From A Boat In The Mekong Delta

One of the most exciting and unique markets I’ve ever visited was the floating market in the Mekong Delta during my backpacking trip to Vietnam. In fact, Vietnam was our previous Destination of the Month. You can see the full itinerary of the month-long backpacking trip here.

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Halong Bay Expedition from Hanoi

We stayed in Hanoi for just a few days before we hauled our backpacks on and set off to explore the rest of Vietnam. Our first visit was to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. View Larger Map For US$100 per person we were transferred by mini bus the 3 hrs from Hanoi to Halong […]

Best Boat Trip in Puerto Pollensa

The Best Boat Trip in Puerto Pollensa

Last weekend, thanks to Toni from, I went on the best boat trip in Puerto Pollensa. No, the best boat trip in Mallorca. In fact, the most luxurious boat I’ve ever been on… It was the Gran Atalaya sailing boat in Puerto Pollensa.

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Two Brand New Boat Trips in Puerto Soller

On Sunday I had a brilliant time with a group of friends on the brand new yellow and black Taxi Boat in Puerto Soller. And a few weeks ago I had a totally different, but equally wonderful, experience on the brand new Sunset Cruise, also from Puerto Soller.

Alcudia Port

Boat From Alcudia to Cala Ratjada Market

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to join a brand new boat trip from Alcudia to Cala Ratjada Market. This new idea comes from Barcos Brisa, based in Alcudia, who offer many boat tours all around the dramatic north coast of Mallorca.

Palma Bay Boat Cruise

A Boat Trip From Nowhere to Nowhere

I took a boat trip from nowhere to nowhere last week when I was in Palma de Mallorca! I know that sounds very strange but it is very true! And what’s more, I had such a great time…

Cologne River Cruise

Cruise the Rhine

A cruise on the River Rhine is one of the nicest ways to enjoy the city of Cologne; you get a completely different perspective of the layout of the city and you get to enjoy wonderful views from the comfort of the river boat.