In the morning of January 1st 2013, some poor devil sleeping in the same dorm in Kuala Lumpur felt that he needed my laptop, my Kindle, my DSLR and my GoPro more than I needed them.
Let him get drunk into oblivion with the money he will get.
On my side, I will have a bitter afternoon this January 1st and then from January 2nd, I will enjoy this trip just as I did up to now.
Happy New Year!

Selangor-Kuala Lumpur Borders, Malaysia

The joy of traveling off-season

If there is a destination that has holiday weather all-year round, you should always travel off-season. You will enjoy the same place, in the same conditions but for a much lower price, at a much easier pace and the crowds will not be there to wake the agoraphobic in you.

Another good reason is that you can drop in unannounced at the Lonely Planet’s « our pick » hostel and still find a bed. This is what we did today and it was as easy as arriving home. We are now in Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, México. A beautiful place. It is still a bit crowded with local tourists despite this not being the season because  local tourists come here any weekend if the weather’s good but you can still get around without feeling like it’s too crowded.

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico