Melbourne is the first city we visited in Australia and after exploring Japan it was quite a change. We only spend 3 days in Melbourne which was totally enough to get a feeling for the vibe of the city and visit the main attractions. Make sure you plan 3-4 days additionally to explore the famous Great Ocean Road close to Melbourne. We had so much fun dancing through the markets, enjoying strolls along the river and finding all the street art. And I think I don’t even have to mention the amazing vegan food in Fitzroy.
Unbelievably azure water in seven shades of blue, water sports like sailing and kayaking and outstanding vegan food in a relaxed Mexican town. This makes Bacalar one of our favourite places in Mexico. We like it so much that we even stayed longer than in Tulum. You can never get enough of the view of ever-changing blue colours amid the jungle and mangrove of the Yucatan Peninsula. Plan 3-4 days to fully enjoy all what Bacalar has to offer.
Wakatobi is the third largest marine park in Indonesia and has the highest number of fish and reef species in the world. We think this might be the last healthy and thriving coral reef in the world. Diving in Wakatobi is just breathtaking. The water is full of life. We saw big schools of giant trevally, barracudas tonnes of reef fish and huge coral formations. Read everything about our trip.
After hearing lots of concerns about going vegan in South America we didn’t expect much. But we were truly amazed about finding a vegan mecca in Cusco. As serious foodies we had trouble saying goodbye to all the vegan goodies like tiramisu, cheesecake, lasagne, sushi and even blue cheese. Yes you read right vegan blue cheese. Here you go our favourite vegan restaurants in Cusco.
We never expected we would stay in West Papua for so long, but its wonderful nature and unique culture really got us. Not many people travel to West Papua and the development in the area goes slowly which makes it a place you will not find anywhere else in the world, so pristine and beautiful. There is not much information available online or in print and the flight connections are scarce. So we summarised our favourite 2 -3 weeks West Papua itinerary here. Don’t miss out any highlights and save time an resources flying efficiently.
A visit to Baliem Valley is a trip to another world and an unforgettable experience. However, the section about Baliem Valley in Lonely Planet is rather anemic, lacks vital information and has no photos. This article will provide you with all the information you need before starting your hike. But most importantly how to find a guide and what to bring if you are on a budget for an authentic Papua experience.