I’m going to a country most people don’t know exist – Timor-Leste

Have you ever heard of the country Timor-Leste, or East Timor? If not, you’re not alone. Most people don’t know it exist. It’s one of the least visited  countries in the world and I am going there in a few weeks. About Timor-Leste Timor-Leste, or Easttimor, is one of the youngest countries in the world. It was declared its dependance 2002 after years of being adjoined with Indonesia. It is located among the south eastern islands that belong to Indonesia, sharing the island Timor with them. “Timor” comes from the Malay word timur, which means east. The word “Leste” means east in Portuguese. So Timor-Leste means East-East. Portuguese together with Tetum are the two official languages and the portuguese comes from the country being colonised during the 16th century until 1975 when they were first declared independent. Only to be invaded and occupied by Indonesia 9 days later. How I…

Island hopping – The Philippines

Island hopping between Coron – El Nido is one of the most deserved busy and common tour in the Palawan area. During high season you need to be quick to book ahead as the chance of trips being fully booked is common. Especially if you have certain dates you need to stick to. I cannot recommend this enough.  What you get You start the tour in either Coron or El Nido. During the days you go around to different islands and stop to snorkel by coral reefs. There are tours like this with diving instead of snorkelling like most of the tours do. You get served all the meals, which are included in the prices, freshly made by a cook on the boat. Depending on the company, you get different sized boats and groups. The one I was on had room for everyone to lie down and sleep, tan and just relax…

Äventyr i Taman Negara Nationalpark

*English version comming soon* – Detta var en resa sponsrad av MalaysiaExperten.se, men upplevelserna och åsikterna är mina egna – Äventyr i Malaysias nationalpark Taman Negara Om Taman Negara Världens näst äldsta tropiska regnskog med 130 miljoner år på nacken. Dag 1 – Nattpromenad i djungeln På morgonen blev jag och några till upphämtade i Kuala Lumpur i en minibuss som släppte av mig vid en liten by där jag fick åka båt på floden till hotellet Mutiara Taman Negara Resort . De andra åkte bil resten av vägen men jag rekommenderar verkligen båtturen(om det inte är regnsäsong) som är så rogivande och vacker. Jag kom fram med båten till resortens lilla brygga och gick upp för att checka in. Jag fick nyckel och min alldeles egna bungalow. Efter en varm dusch, tupplur och trerätters middag på Mutiaras restaurang hade solen gått ner och det var dags att gå på en guidad tur i djungeln…

Travel Diary – Week 2

Island Hopping Since I had gone to bed first of everyone, I thought I’d be the first one to wake up. But just after 6 when I woke up and took my earplugs out, I could here several people were already awake. The was a typhoon heading towards where we were, north of Palawan from Cebu and so we had to get up and leave for El Nido earlier than planned. We packed our stuff and swam out to the boat where we were served breakfast. Pancakes. Yes, even for me – the vegan. Our lovely chef had gone above and beyond to make me good food. We arrived to the area just outside of El Nido quite quickly, and by then the captain had gotten information that the typhoon would arrive later than expected. So to make up for the change of our planned route for that day, our…