Hi guys, how have you been? Long time no see, huh? I’m writing this on a reverse side of a printed train ticket on my way to Leuven from Amsterdam, typing it in Kyiv a few days after, almost unedited and, finally, publishing from Amsterdam, two months later.
As you know, I’m a big admirer of sunsets. Sunset time is also one of the most breathable times of the day here in Southeast Asia when you can be outdoors
and not die of heart attack.
On the first day of our recent trip to Ko Lipe we happened to have some pre-diving downtime, so we just walked down the shore and saw a crowd gathering on one of the beaches. Time for the sunset.
We’ve heard about this little island just above Langkawi from a bunch of friends. Usually they would need to catch their breath when talking about it – they were that excited about their stay. Knowing there is no decent diving in Langkawi as it’s technically the Strait of Malacca, we thought nothing good can be so close by. And were mistaken!
Every 6 months I have this question and now and then people ask me about it, so I thought I’d sum it up here – the hardship of how to choose where to go diving.
So sit comfortably, it’s a how-to nerd with you and today’s story is about diving and the hard and complex process of choosing where to go diving in Southeast Asia, what to keep in mind and a few tricks I use.
One of the most eye-opening experiences of the past few years was volunteering with EPIC Homes (you can read a post I wrote about it). It’s such an unexpected reality check, perspective-adjustment and gratitude-expansion activity! I do believe that giving your time to projects like this is essential (any project that resonates with you really).
I needed to take an IELTS test (International English Language Testing System) for a visa. I’ll tell you more later, everything is still in process now, so not to jinx.
The results came in yesterday and I wanted to share the experience and how taking IELTS actually ended up helping my daily life. And this might come handy to those of you who need to take the test for visas as well.
Whooosh! Did you hear that sound? That was 2015 passing by so fast I didn’t even notice. Wow, what a year. Time to wrap it up, shall we?
A while back we went to Penang for a weekend (can’t remember if there was any special occasion, there must have been, probably a film festival or something) and on a Sunday morning we went for a hike. This was my first beach-jungle hike and if you happen to be in Penang, I do recommend you do it.
I have a pretty collection of inspiring hotels and places I would love to stay at someday. I am a bit of a bookmark hoarder, I confess, I save a lot of different links (hotels, things to do or see, cafes to go one day etc) and I thought, why not share it with you? That way one of us gets inspired and sooner or later goes, right? Double-win.
Since many of you found my previous post about KL getaway hotels useful, I thought I’d share more. So here’s the second round: 7 inspiring tree house hotels in Asia. Bookmark, share and enjoy!