Destination guide

A little story about Tasmanian devils

When I made my trip to Tasmania, I had to learn more about the Tasmanian devils, naturally. The thing is, they are now an endangered species. They once used to roam Australia but now they are only confined to the island of Tasmania. They were not well liked for centuries. In the 1800’s many people falsely believed that Tasmanian devils were responsible for killing livestock so they took efforts into eradicating them. The effort was almost successful. It wasn’t until 1940 that the Australian government declared the devils a protected pieces. Thankfully, their numbers have grown since. 

A little story about Tasmanian devils

Checking out the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

Although I spent just about all my time in Canggu while I was in Bali, I did spend a day exploring a few other places. One of them was the Monkey Forest in Ubud. It’s a pretty popular destination for when you’re in Bali. It makes sense; who wouldn’t want to see some monkeys running around? As any responsible traveller, I’ve done my research on the place after I visited it. What I found out was pretty interesting. Overall, the Monkey Forest is a good place.

Checking out the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

Hiking Adam's Peak for the unfit

Adam’s Peak, locally know as Sri Pada, has an interesting history. The mountain has significance in almost all major religions. In Buddhism, it’s believed to be the footprint of the Buddha. In Hinduism, it’s the footprint of Shiva. While in Islam and Christianity, it’s believes to the first footsteps of Adam on Earth. 

Many people climb the mountain as part of a pilgrimage. Some, like myself, do it as a touristic stop. The mountain is beautiful from the ground. But it provides even better views once you climb its high peak. I’m not the fittest person in the world. I was a bit timid about climbing it. But, I did just fine. Let me tell you about it.

O, I forgot to mention that I did the climb in the middle of the night to watch the 6am sunrise.

Hiking Adam's Peak for the unfit

Morocco from the Atlantic coast to the Algerian border in 4 days

I came to Morocco to sleep in the desert. It’s been my dream for over two years. I booked myself 10 days in Morocco. Flying in and out of Marrakesh, I decided to spend all my time here expect with a few excursion. I realized that I managed to see Morocco from west to east in only my first four days. I saw its Atlantic coast by visiting Essaouira on my second day. And, I got to see its Algerian border through my desert trek. Sleeping in the desert is also part of my 25 before 25 bucket list - #9.

Morocco from the Atlantic coast to the Algerian border in 4 days