Living the dream in Langkawi

Getting there and where to stay While in Penang we were offered an easy option for getting to Langkawi for RM60, but we decided to do it ourselves and use public transport. It might not be quicker or easier, but it's always cheaper and makes for a much better story. We took a free ferry …

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Living the dream in Whangamata

Pronounced Fung-uh-ma-tar. I was lucky enough to live in this idyllic surf town for three months. I worked part-time in a bar and spent my days kayaking, surfing, swimming, sunbathing and reading. The waves here are perfect, good for beginners too. It has a cool vibe, and some good summer activities and festivals. The huge …