Exploring and Diving in Koh Lanta

We always knew that we wanted to do our PADI dive course whilst we were in Thailand, we just weren’t sure where or when. After leaving Krabi, we knew we would have a few days to kill before we were going to meet Rich’s cousin Jeanine, so we started looking at the best places to…

Rottnest Island

Two days before we left Perth to travel up north we decided to spend the day out on Rottnest Island. Rottnest Island is a small island, about 19 square kilometres, and about 18 km off the coast of Perth. It’s inhabitants are predominantly wildlife, most famously the Quokka, and there are ferries that go to…

Margaret River and Busselton

On one of our weekends we had off in Perth, we were able to head south to explore a little bit of Margaret River, which is the wine region of Western Australia. Due to having a fairly tight budget at that time, and the copious amounts we tried in South Africa, we chose not to…

Perth

We spent almost 7 weeks in Perth during March and April before making our way north. If I’m honest, we flew into Perth because it was the cheapest place to fly into and it was the shortest flight, rather than any big desire to see Perth. But, in hindsight, I’m glad we did, because we…

Rich’s Beers of the World – South Africa

Beer: Mountain Weiss Brewed by: Newland Spring Type: Wheat Beer After 2 weeks of lager lager lager in Tanzania and Kenya, the wider selection of beers offered in South Africa was much appreciated. But what beer to select first? It was tough choice, but when we sat at the Quay Four bar in the Cape…

Rich’s Beers of the World: Kenya

Beer: Tusker Lager Brewed by: Kenya Breweries, East African Breweries Brewed in: Nairobi, Kenya Type: Pale Lager Thoughts: Beer is cheap in Kenya and we drank a lot, but there was quite a limited selection, which centred almost entirely around Tusker… Tusker is to Kenya what Guinness to Ireland. Hence we were forced to drink…

Rich’s Beers of the World: Tanzania

Beer: Kilimanjaro Premium Lager (Sab Miller AB) Brewed in: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Type: Pale Lager Thoughts: After a sucessful 6 day hike up (and down) Mount Kilimanjaro, it only felt right to relax with a beer named after the mountain. It was served in a cold bottle, whilst our group sat on sofas outside…