CouchSurfing with Jungle Johnnie!


Backpacking in India is hard. There’s nothing easy about it. The travel is intense with hours and hours and hours spent sweating on an old car bumping down flooded streets or sitting in a cramped train car with a family of 15 all in your seat with you. After weeks of living on ‘edge’, always on guard, … Continue reading

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Taman Negara:… The Mighty Jungle

Kuala Tahan We left the Cameron Highlands by bus & headed to Taman Negara. This gigantic ecosystem is a mountainous rainforest rich with rare wildlife, & is actually one of the oldest rainforests in the world.We arrived late to Kuala Tahan, the park headquarters, & struggled to find a hostel in the small village. After dragging ourselves round town for 45 minutes, all the while carrying our … Continue reading

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4,000 Islands of Landlocked Laos

 4,000 islands- not a fancy title, but a real place! First time I heard “4,000 islands” all I thought was, when can we go? The 4,000 islands are at the far South of Laos where the mighty Mekong runs and has literally formed several thousand islands. It’s a great place, and I’d definitely recommend it to … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai: Jungle Trek

In the jungle the mighty jungle…   3 days. 2 nights. 1 crazy ass trek group! 4 nutty Irish girls, 1 animal antagonizing Aussie & his laid-back fiance, 1 around-the-world ticket holder from Guernsey, 1 token crazy Dutch girl, a casually cool older Dutch couple, and 1 Russian who never spoke. We all followed our loopy but loyal … Continue reading

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