Tuk Tuk • The Only Way to Travel in India

This tip comes from Boston based Explorer Bonnie Marko. Traffic in India is organized chaos. Cars, trucks, people, and cows all weaving down streets with no discernible lanes. Horns blaring at every turn to announce their presence to each other. Holding its own in this throng, with a pop of yellow and a blast of…

Thailand • The Secret Sacred Route Around Chiang Mai

Thailand is one of the most fascinating places in the world, especially for the westerners because of its different culture and traditions. When I travelled trough the country I was exclaiming “wow” at every corner, but there’s a really cool experience I wanna share and recommend to do if you want to peek deeply into…

Lombok, Indonesia • Climbing Rinjani

At 3,726m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and it dominates the landscape of the relatively small island of Lombok. This is a very active volcano. There was a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further growth of the crater cone of Gunung Baru, since then renamed Gunung…

Lopburi, Thailand • Living with the Monkeys

On the way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, there is one of the weirdest cities of the world, mostly because its population is mainly composed of monkeys! Lopburi, in fact, is the city of monkeys and especially of a particular species, the macachi cinomolgo (or, generally tailed macaque ). The city, above all, is famous because of a festival, organized…

Koh Chang, Thailand • Bedrooms at Bo’s

The Thai Islands can be an intense experience whether its partying on Koh Phi Phi or diving all day on Koh Tao. If you want a slightly more undiscovered and more relaxed encounter though, Tiplr recommend you head to Koh Chang, which perfectly located for onward travel into Cambodia. On Koh Chang we stayed in…

Hội An, Vietnam • Old Town of Character, Charm and History

I came to Hội An after a quick stop over in Hue. It is pretty easy to catch an open-tour bus (they run all day, once every hour). It took me about 4 hours and cost 10$AUD. The centre of this lovely destination is very small and pedestrianized, so you will find yourself walking around most…

Koh Rong Samloen, Cambodia • A Peaceful Getaway Destination

Koh Rong Samloem is an island 18 km off the coast of Cambodia. The closest port is Sihanoukiville and the island can be reached from this port in about 45 minutes. Currently many tour operators offer trips to the island. I took the company called Koh Rong Island Travel, which runs twice daily from and…

Banguio, Philippines • Bury Your Bad Mood

If you feel bad, negative, or gloomy, this is the time to take a stroll into the Cemetery of Negativism (or Lost Cemetery), in Banguio, Philippines. It is situated at Camp John Hay.  Established by the base’s command general John Hightower in the 1980’s, it is a place where negative thoughts are buried, together with bad…

Paro, Bhutan • Unbelievable Way of Life

Bhutan isn’t a top ten destination, but maybe it’s better that way. Nature and religion mixes with daily life. Buddhism is not only a practice, but a way of approaching our world, and I am sure that the word “stress” is not used nearly as much as in the Western world. Even if no one…

Kandy, Sri Lanka – An Eclectic Gem Hidden in the Jungle

On the hill town of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, surrounded by jungle and wildlife, appears a fancy mix of colours, an explosion of art, kitsch and oddities. Is that a hidden world? It’s maybe some strange alien dropped down from Mars to create an alternative lifestyle residence? Mmmh…no, dear travellers, you can leave your worries…