About

Welcome family, friends and followers to the personal travel blog of Chris and Hyo Jin. For those unfamiliar to us, we are a globetrotting duo from Canada and Korea respectively. For the past 10 years or so we have been heading out into the world in search of exotic cultures, cuisine, landscapes, and wildlife. Our travels to date have taken us to such destinations as Korea, Japan, China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua, the Philippines, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania (and all the countries of North America and some European nations as well). The world is an amazing place full of amazing people… so come and join us on our journey down the not so lonesome road.

This blog was created in November of 2012. If you like the photos you see and would like to see more from previous travels, then click on the following link…

Under repair, sorry 😦

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I would love to ask you more about the driver you hired in the Baliem Valley and how you went about that. It seems to be the way to go. Please email me if you have time. Cheers. Keith.

    • Hi Keith, sorry about the delayed response. Since we didn’t have a contact for a driver/ guide when we arrived in Wamena, we just headed to the one and only Internet cafe in the village and asked the owner if he could recommend one. If he is still guiding, then I can absolutely recommend our guy whose name was Jonas (he was quite old already and that was 4 years ago). If not, then I’m sure they can help you locate another capable English-speaking driver/ guide. I would say that if you want to travel more independently in this region (not in an organized tour), then this is your only real option. To go it completely on your own would be very difficult (Jonas even got us through a roadblock set up by young armed punks who were demanding money from people and who knows what else) and you would miss out on many cultural experiences and other experiences that can come only from a local and native speaker. Have fun and wish you a great trip.

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