Day 1- We left Kuala Lumpur and headed for Medan the capital city of North Sumatra. Initially we’d thought about staying in the city to explore for a couple of days, but after some research we decided to go straight to Bukit Lawang for some jungle trekking. Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village spread out along … More Indonesia: Bukit Lawang & Padang
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. We had a flying visit to the city during our month travelling Asia. We were excited to head to the city having kicked off our adventures trekking on the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. The flight from Kathmandu was delayed and the airport was like an overflowing cattle … More 1 Day in Kuala Lumpur
Day 1 We arrived in Kathmandu at 11am. Having used booking.com to book our accommodation and airport pick up we hoped this would go smoothly, a little weary after 14 hours traveling through different time zones. Of course our pick up wasn’t there waiting for us! We got out of the airport and the stifling … More Trekking the Himalayas, Nepal
For many of our adventures we end up off the grid, this means ensuring we are well prepared when there are no facilities available to us. With the added difficulties of one of us being gluten free we set out to find tasty freeze dried meals that we could live on out in the wild. … More Fuel for Adventures.
Having decided we (especially Pata) could do with learning some winter skills, what with how much we like walking in wintery conditions, Pato went about finding us an instructor. We love Scotland, and it provided the perfect environment for practicing winter skills in harsh, snowy conditions without leaving the country. We found Jonathan Preston a … More Winter skills
Weather is something that we always have to consider when we are heading out to the mountains, and some times due to complacency we relax a bit especially in warm countries. For instance, when I am walking in the UK, I naturally expect rain, fog, cold… etc, but when I am walking in Spain, as … More Never underestimate the mountains.
Snowdon the highest peak in Wales and one of the highest mountains in the UK is located in Snowdonia National park in North Wales. The easy access to the mountain make it one of the most popular mountains in the UK. In fact summer can be quite unpleasant unless you like crowds! There are several … More Snowdon (Miners’ path(w))
The Dolomites are mountains that I didn’t know existed until I saw a picture on social media and instantly fell in love with them. They are a mountain range in the very north of Italy known for their incredibly sheer sides and the dolomite rock they are made up of. For this reason they are … More Storm on The Dolomites
Walking always makes up part of our adventure and while Greenland was predominantly a kayaking trip, we also planned a 3 day trek to see the amazing Qooroq glacier that fills the fjords with icebergs in the area we’d been paddling over the past four days. This plan was soon put to bed when we were … More Why we failed at finding the glacier.
We hadn’t specifically intended on visiting Iceland but with how the flights worked out to Greenland VIA Keflavik we ended up choosing to have a one night/two day stop over in Iceland to explore the country a bit. We booked a cute little Airbnb in Keflavik and booked a hire car through Procar before arriving. This meant … More Iceland: Watch out World’s own ‘Golden Circle’ Self-drive trip.