Who are the Yondering Monkey
We're Ed & Janieke, a couple who met eachother while working in Malaysia and now on our way to travel the world together! Edward, the Brit Monkey, is an hot air balloon Pilot and Janieke, the Dutch Monkey, a travel specialist. We both share the passion for Scuba Diving, festivals, photography, tasting international foods, trekking over mountains, relaxing on beaches, drinking red wine and drinking copious amounts of gin tonics. We yonder the world in search of off-the-beaten path destinations, authentic cultural experiences, wild adventures and the best beaches. Together we have have explored South East Asia, lived for 1.5 year in Malaysia, danced like there was no tomorow in the best techno clubs of Europe and are now living our life in Australia.
We use this website to share our advice, secrets and stories from our travels to show how you can turn your travels into a lifestyle.
Stuff we love.
Baskes views of sunrises, sunsets, the English countryside and the worlds biggest cities.
From our first encounter with Nemo to diving with sharks and Manta Rays.
Dutch Stroopwafels, English Pie, Sarawak Laksa, Malaysian Beef Rendang. You name it, we”ll eat it.
From the biggest festivals to the most obscure underground clubs in the world.
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See where and what the Monkeys have been up too
Self drive itinerary for Australia we’ve got you covered! We bought a car, made a plan and travelled in 6 weeks (February – mid-March) from Melbourne to Adelaide, from Adelaide to Darwin, Darwin to Broome and from Broome down to Perth. We had the best time ever!
Just 30 minutes from Perth, the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its mix of arty and alternative types. For people who have been to Melbourne, this city is a bit like Fitzroy. It’s arty, cool and has a lot of funky bars.
Quokkas, crystal clear water, white beaches, wildlife and bicycles, Rottnest Island is a paradise and easy to reach from the capital of the west coast, Perth.
Perth’s great claim to fame the most isolated capital in the world, or is it? It’s been disproved, proved, metrics changed for measuring the most isolated capital in the world over the years. But, how did we experience Perth?
Kalbarri National Park is a perfect stop along the west coast for snorkelling, hiking and relaxing. This beautiful area is divided into two parts. The ocean cliffs have beautiful snorkel spots, look out points and short walks along the coast whereby the river gorges area has beautiful gorges and longer desert hikes.
Shark Bay is located on the most West point of Australia and is official a UNESCO World heritage sight. The crystal clear waters, sea-grass beds full of turtles and dugongs (sea cows), dolphins and much more makes it to a place which should definitely be on your bucket list to visit.
Coral Bay, is together with Exmouth, the getaway to the Ningaloo Reef. This charming small beach town is a perfect place to stay while diving the Ningaloo Reef, snorkelling with Manta-Rays and swimming with Whale Sharks.