Our Top 10 Indian Experiences

  Our Top 10 Experiences in India   10. Floating on a small canoe past the burning bodies at the crowded ghats of the mighty Ganges River.   Every fire is a different cremation… 9. Taking our first steps onto the luxurious houseboat, floating on beautiful Dal Lake surrounded by mountains & silence.   Gazing out onto gorgeous Dal Lake 8. Jungle Johnnie’s slice of paradise, indulging in western comforts,visiting the... Read More

CouchSurfing with Jungle Johnnie!

  At the elephant camp, with the Ultimate Host!   Backpacking in India is hard. There’s nothing easy about it. The travel is intense with hours and hours spent sweating in old cars bumping down flooded streets, or sitting in cramped trains with families of 15 sharing your seat with you. After weeks of living on ‘edge’, always on guard, fighting to keep my rupees in my pocket and not in the hands of greedy men– it... Read More

Melaka with Mr Tea

With KL sufficiently done & dusted we left on the relatively short bus journey south to Melaka. A mere two hours on the bus & we had arrived in Melaka with another 10 minute bus ride to the centre where we were supposed to meet our new Couchsurfing host Mr Tea… please note Mr TEA, not Mr T. Small Chinese Malaysian man, not 300 pound brick shit house with a darker complexion than an eclipse!    Town square Melaka is... Read More

Kuala Lumpur – Couchsurfing the Capital

We had a relaxing final day on the Perhentians with little to write home about before setting sail for the mainland the next morning to get the earliest bus to Kuala Lumpur. We JUST made it in time for the morning bus to KL. The ‘highly intelligent’ boat companies had come to the inexplicable conclusion that the ONLY boats leaving in the morning should dock at Kuala Besut at the EXACT time the ONLY morning bus to KL was leaving…especially... Read More


Our couch surfing Host Dan (bottom right) and fellow couch surfer Finally got a chance to couch SURF, and as expected great experience. Well, other than the 3 minutes that the guy was beating his dog for barking. That was kind of unnerving… but minus that, we stayed 2 nights in his apartment, went out to eat at Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese restaurants. He was even sweet enough to take us out for some pig’s intestine. He was smart... Read More

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