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tangkoko national park

How to visit Tangkoko National Park, North Sulawesi’s wildlife jewel

We are surprised that, with such a bounty of wildlife, Tangkoko national park in North Sulawesi still remains such an offbeat nature reserve in Indonesia. It’s one of those forest reserves, like the Tawau Hills Park in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, that really deserves to be better known — also don’t […]

PELNI the World’s last cruising ships

PELNI Ferry Survival Guide: Wicked tips to enjoy a ride on the World’s last long-distance Ships

With so many cheap airfares available in Asia these days, who would ever think of traveling by sea, trading a handful of hours for long days on a ship? We did (well, we also spent two weeks train hopping from Siberia to Europe, or cycled for 5 days between Kuala […]

touring with folding bikes

4 Crucial Things We Learned Touring with Folding Bikes

We have been toying with the idea of touring with folding bikes for a long time. Not only we have met several inspiring touring cyclists in incredible places over the years, but we also felt that after using buses, trains, planes, hiking, hitchhiking in odd places, 4-day-long boat trips on […]