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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