Jonathan Howe

Travel Blogger

Two Monkeys Travel


Born in the south of England, Jon (he was born in 1984) spent much of his early childhood in Kenya and Malawi, before moving to the Lake District in North West England aged 13 where he acquired a northern accent and a love for lakes, mountains, waterfalls, black pudding and gravy!

After 14 years of studying and working in various (very various!) jobs, he too felt the need to get out and see the rest of the world. He loves tropical beaches, surfing, hiking, the outdoors, yoga, adventure sports and motorbikes!

He met his girlfriend and travel partner, Kach, in a backpacker's bar in Laos. They had both quit their jobs and set off to Southeast Asia to start their new lives. Now they travel the world and write about the adventures they have together on their blog.

Her real full name is Katrina Medina Umandap, originally from the stunning Philippines, Kach grew up in Manila (she was born in 1988!) and proud to be Iskolar ng Bayan, before moving to Kuwait for work and eventually scoring a job in Kurdistan. Yep, that’s right. Iraq! After a while though, even this wasn’t exciting enough for her, she quit everything for a life of travel, new experiences and adventure. She loves beautiful beaches, electronic music, yoga, mayonnaise, Nutella, 5 star hotels and haggling!

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