In part 1 we named five (six if you include the picture at the top) great travel coffee experiences. Hopefully you get the idea that it’s about more than the quality of the coffee itself and also about the experience of being in that coffee shop or cafe at that particular time.
Here are five more of our favourite travel coffee experiences from around the world that deserve recognition so far.
A break at Two Towers Bali on the island of Nusa Lembongan, off the coast of Bali. Photo by Steve Collier. Copyright, 2015.
Finding a great spot to sit down, relax, unwind, catch up and plan our next adventure is something we look forward to when we arrive in a new place. It can be pretty intense trying to work out a location having just arrived after a twelve hour bus ride in 30°C heat and carrying your backpacks.
It’s important to take a moment and find a place to relax, soak up the vibe and think about the next move. People watching is one of our favourite activities while traveling and sitting down gives you time to look out for those characters you might otherwise miss. Ordering something at a coffee shop can help you feel more comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. You’ll be surrounded by locals and that grounding constant of a good brew is relaxing.
Some of these places were researched before arriving and some were found by chance. So, without further ado, here are five of our favourite coffee experiences so far.
*Disclaimer: Nic doesn’t actually enjoy coffee but in these places we both ordered drinks and enjoyed the experience. Chances are if somewhere does great coffee there will be a selection of equally excellent non-coffee based drinks.
Arriving by boat on Ko Lipe, Thailand from Langkawi, Malaysia. We would have really struggled with suitcases or bigger bags here! Photo by Steve Collier, 2015.
In these posts, we aim to help you avoid all the unnecessary clutter and hassle that comes with hauling your whole home with you across the world and instead enjoy adventuring with a lighter load meaning you’ll be more mobile and you won’t develop a bad back! Here are some of the tips and equipment which you should find useful…
When we set out on our trip to the far side of the world we knew it was going to be long haul and the seasons in New Zealand are so variable that we needed gear for varying climates. Instead of spending more money on clothes and whatever we needed while we were away it made sense to take as much as we could fit into our bags. We did pick up a few invaluable items however which made our travelling a lot easier and more efficient.