Stingy Nomads

NEWS! What are we up to?


Stingy Nomads becoming famous! We featured in an interview with online couples magazine ‘Hero and Leander’, focusing on us traveling as a couple. Some interesting questions and stories looking at romantic moments… Read the rest

Diving Perhentian Island, Malaysia

Diving Perhentian. Diving off the Perhentian islands are good with about 20 dive sites within the  surrounding archipelago accessible by small boat. The reefs are beautiful and rich in marine life.

The Perhentian Islands lie approximately… Read the rest

Perhentian Kecil (small) island

Perhentian Kecil, snorkeling, diving and relaxing

We had a great time on Perhentian island and really loved it. Why? First of all warm crystal clear water, very nice for swimming and snorkeling. Second, the island has no roads, no cars, motorbikes… Read the rest

Top Ten Dives in The World

This is our top ten dives around the world and only includes places that we have dived ourselves. For more information, photos or videos on each place, click READ MORE to go to the appropriate blog entry. This a top ten list in no specific order.… Read the rest

Flight cancelled – let’s walk

TRAVEL DISASTER STORY The trek to Everest Base Camp was the first of many long treks that Alya and I did together. We had some interesting obstacles during our 12 days walking. We were however only really tested after we thought the trek was over…… Read the rest

Penang National park

Penang National park, Malaysia

The smallest National park in Malaysia, 2300 hectares nevertheless it’s size it’s worth of visit. Penang park locates 15km from Georgetown, easy to get by public transport. Bus №101, leaves… Read the rest

Backpacking in Panama

Panama was a dark horse in Central America, we did not know what to expect. Travelers coming from South America to Panama on a yacht visiting the San Blas islands could not stop talking about an untouched, perfect tropical paradise beyond imagination.… Read the rest

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

Salkantay to Machu Picchu

Amazing scenery and good alternative to Inca trail, we could easily do it again but without an agency. Everybody knows about Inca trail, people try to book it and arrange everything beforehand, pay a lot of money … Read the rest

Floating markets around Bangkok

Floating markets and more 

The two main floating markets near Bangkok are Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa. The first one is the most touristy and I don’t mean Thais from Bangkok.

We decided to stay overnight at Amphawa since it’s… Read the rest

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About Us

Alya (Russia) and Campbell (South Africa) met staying in the same dormitory in the Philippines in 2014, more than two years on the road, diving, trekking, hitchhiking, camping and challenging ourselves while spending as little money possible. Read more about us