Flashpacking Thailand’s Gulf Islands

Thailand’s Gulf islands, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, each bring to mind a different type of tourist, those on package holidays, partying backpackers and scuba divers. We fit none of those categories but found there is more to each of these islands than first expected. Having previously visited Koh Phangan and Koh Samui […]

Sanur and the Gili Islands

After the relatively cool temperatures of Australia, it was back to the heat of Bali. First of all we stayed for two nights in the town of Sanur as our flight landed late and this beach town is easily accessible from the airport.

Perhentian Islands

Wow. I’d heard a lot about these two islands off the East coast of Malaysia and our visit definitely didn’t disappoint. We stayed on Kecil (small) island which is more popular with backpackers while Besar (big) island has more of a family feel to it. There’s not much on these islands other than the hotels. […]