Travelers “year after”

I knew immediately it will be really difficult to overcome last years journey. Moreover when January started with new full time job and I was spending all free time by rebuilding my apartment. Only preparation of travelers presentations could remind me some trips… That is why I couldn’t miss a chance to try icefall climbing…

Malaysia days 1 – 3: Kuala Lumpur

I have to admin I have had more enjoyable flights than this. All night in planes without sleeping, arriving at 5am Malaysian time, but would be 10am for me (New Zealand time), not a great start. Fortunately I found great CS host Rowena, who made my day. She loves backpacking, diving, climbing etc., so we…

New Zealand days 10 – 13: West coast

I found Valentin’s lift offer on Facebook – leaving Sunday or Monday from Queenstown, need to arrive to Wellington on Friday, wanna stop at Wanaka, Franz Josef glacier, etc. – pretty much as my plan, no reason to hesitate, let’s go together. Valentin is travelling alone because he does crazy stuff which not many people…

New Zealand day 4: Milford Sound

The only good thing about yesterday was my accommodation in Te Anau. My couch surfing hosts Hamish and Aurora (from Holland) are amazing, just moved to new house in this beautiful town and talking about our travels in front of fireplace was really great. They actually met on CS as well. Hamish traveled from Africa…

Australia days 28 – 31: Cairns

Reason to go to Cairns? Of course the Great Barrier Reef, the best diving place in the world. We booked our tour with Compass, but as the weather was not perfect and there were not many people, they joined our group with more luxury Reef Experience trip – not complaining about having better boat for…

Australia days 22 – 27: East Coast

Our +- 3 000 km East Coast journey in luxury motorhome from Sydney to Cairns started on Wednesday. Me and Piotr picked up the car, drove an hour to Avoca Beach (just next to “famous” Copacabana beach) where we picked up Candice, then the three of us moved to Newcastle where Irena joined us and…

Australia days 15, 16: Melbourne

Returning car in the airport was simple, they even let me leave there my camping equipment as tomorrow I will come there again to rent another car and with little complicated journey we made it to Melbourne city. Unfortunately this took too long time to catch 10am free walking tour, but at least I could…

Australia days 12 – 14: Victoria

Renting a car in Adelaide airport was pretty simple, there was no traffic on Sunday morning so I quickly picked up Florian in his hostel, picked up my staff, greeted Max and we started. First day was just about long highway transfer to Grampains national park. Well long – compared to Darwin – Adelaide it…

Indonesia days 10 – 17: Turtle islands

“Konservasi biota laut Berau” is entire name of Indonesia non-profit sea turtle protection organization founded by Czech biologist Hanou Svobodova (www.morskezelvy.cz) based in islands BilangBilangan and Mataha. With 10 (in winter) and up to 50 (in summer) turtles coming to nest here daily, it is the 7th most important place in the world where turtles…

Indonesia days 6, 7: Maratua

Maratua is very quiet island with 4 villages and approximately 3500 people living there. Last year government decided to support tourism here by building an airport – which is covering one third of the island! As the locals don’t speak English, government has solution – move here tourist guides from Java. Unfortunately this means there…