Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka – a Sri Lanka beach getaway

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka – a Sri Lanka beach getaway

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka – a Sri Lanka beach getaway We wanted a city escape from the busy Colombo and Negombo. And after some research we found that Hikkaduwa is the place to go. It is said to have one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka on the west coast with many activites on offer. So we headed towards Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa is a small town that where hit by the Tsunami back in the days. Many people lost their homes but the town has mande a quick recovery. Many locals make their living from small wellness centres, spas and tailors. They are located on the south side of the main road while most local food vendors and the market is located on noth side. We liked Hikkaduwa. The people are friendly and the beach is relatively good. Probably not one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka as the water can be a bit rough but it is excelllent for surfers. Accomodation Accomodation and food can be cheap in Hikkaduwa. If you eat at one of th many hotels you might end up with an empty wallet. Try to walk along the main street and grab a bite to eat at one of the locals favourites. Keep a lookout for people. They are the best sign to good Sri Lankan food. A room can vary from 1000-3000 Rupees depending on your preferences. There are resorts as well as co-operative beach hotels. Sights & attractions The main attraction in Hikkaduwa is the beach and everything that comes with it. Many tourists like to spend a day at the beach and sunbath […]

Monkey fun in Krabi Thailand

Monkey fun in Krabi, Thailand Thailand has a lot of things in addition to great beaches and good food. Get cultural and head out to a tiger temple or one of the many famous limestone caves that are plotted out across all of Thailand. In Krabi Thailand you’ll get the chance to meet new friends while you’re getting cultural. See our encounters in this video from our latest Thailand travels.  

Dreaming of Kilimanjaro

Dreaming of Kilimanjaro Before we even went on our long Asia adventure we had plans of going up Kilimanjaro. We ended up in Indonesia, Nepal and others countries in Asia instead which took us up to mountains like Mt. Batur and the Himalayas. And did we get a taste for those mountains?! you bet we did. Looking at photos of Kilimanjaro and the savannas of Tanzania doesn’t really make it better does it. One day we will be there to climb it. In the meantime we hope you’ll enjoy our previous travels. Click on the link read all about our amazing nine day mountain adventure in Himalayas Himalayan adventure 0/9 – Preparations Himalayan adventure 1/9 – Getting there! Himalayan adventure 2/9 – First day trekking Himalayan adventure 3/9 – Day 2 trekking Himalayan adventure 4/9 – Langtang Day three trekking Himalayan adventure 5/9 – Arriving in Langtang Himalayan adventure 6/9 – The storm Himalayan adventure 7/9 – Almost there Himalayan adventure 8/9 – Syabrubesi Himalayan adventure 9/9 – The Finale Featured image: Flickr.com      

The Jungle adventure in Chi Phat, Cambodia

The Jungle adventure in Chi Phat, Cambodia Chi Phat is a small eco tourism village society with approximately 35 households located in the west of Cambodia. Surrounded by the Cardamom mountains, one of the last remaining rainforests in South East Asia, it makes this spot perfect for adventures. We spent a couple of months here as volunteers. One of our tasks was to hike or bicycle up to the next village to map and trace any new potential tourist spots. No one had ever mapped this village so we thought this was a very honourable task. We chose to go by mountainbike since it was faster. It was said that it usually takes two hours to get there by mountainbike. There are no roads in Chi Phat and no road to O’Kay village which was the targeted destination. An orangy and red dust road that had been transformed to a long, wide line of mud would lead us there. We were in the middle of the rainy season and there would be no stopping on the rain part. So we figured we should just throw our selves out there. After passing wodden houses on stilts, oxes and huge electrical cows as the locals call them (old fashioned tractors) we turned left on the slippery orange mud into a small path. This path was even muddier and more wet than the other road. We had been told that this part was so leech infested that we should expect at least one or three big ones sucking our blood by the end of that path. It was hard to steer and the […]

Trekking in Sweden – Swedish summer holiday 2015

Trekking in Sweden – Swedish summer holiday 2015 Sweden is a wonderful country to visit in the Swedish summer. If you like the very very cold it is even nice to visit in the colder months. But now that summer has knocked on the doorstep it is time to get adventurous Swedish style.The Swedish highlands and the Kebnekaise mountain is a beautiful way of spending a summer hiking and trekking around the landscape. But where to start? We would love to go on a Swedish highland trail. Does anyone know where to go trekking in Sweden, which trails and how to get there? Any info would help as we are desperate to get adventurous here in Sweden. Do you need a guide to go hiking and trekking up north? and do you need special permits? Have you gone on a trail up north that you can recommend? Many questions to answer but we’ll be just as happy if you could give us any information about the adventures that lies ahead up north. Thanks from the MahzTravel team