Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.

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Tet Countdown - Vietnamese New Year

Travelling Vietnam during Tet 2024

Tet is the celebration of Vietnamese New Year, the country’s biggest holiday and their first day of the …

Canggu -Indonesia

Canggu

How to get to Canggu Canggu is a fast-growing surfing village located on the west coast of Bali. …

Ubud - Indonesia

Ubud

How to get to Ubud Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali. Located about 35 km from the …

Raja Ampat Indonesia

Raja Ampat

How to get to Raja Ampat Raja Ampat is a diver’s mecca situated in West Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost …

uang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

How to get to there Activities Where to stay How to get to Luang Prabang Leaving from Duration …

Quy Nhon Vietnam view on beach

Quy Nhon

Contents How to get there | Discover | Secret Escapes How to get to Quy Nhon Leaving from …

Komdo National Park Flores

Komodo Island

Home of the Legendary Komodo Dragon Komodo Island is part of the Komodo National Park UNESCO World Heritage …

Bali - Indonesia

The Best of Java in 7 days: Java To Bali Trip Itinerary

Java to Bali trip itinerary After seeing Yogyakarta, many travellers visit Mount Bromo, an active volcano in the …

sewu waterfalls in java

How to visit the Sewu waterfalls

Tumpak Sewu Waterfalls is a multi-tiered waterfall in East Java, some 70 km south of Mt. Bromo. Loosely …

Passport for Visa stamp

Visa Guide for Vietnam

3 Steps to Check Which Visa You Need in Vietnam Want to know in a minute which Visa …