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Walking the streets of Quito old town, Ecuador:
18 Jan 2017

A Day in Quito, Ecuador: Exploring the Old Town

We walked through the doors of Quito’s “Gold Church” (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús) and were immediately surrounded by a golden glow. We found the church version of El Dorado, but the fact that photography is forbidden left us a bit frustrated. We took a few anyway (sorry Jesus, if you exist)

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10 Jan 2017

Behind the City Walls of Cartagena, Colombia

The rain pounded the streets of Cartagena. Due to poorly chosen footwear (this seems to be a recurring theme in my travels) we had to walk slowly over the slippery sidewalks. We waded through ankle-deep puddles and crossed streets overflowing with traffic and rain, eventually arriving at the deserted entrance

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06 Jan 2017

Ollantaytambo: Inca Ruins Above One of Peru’s Nicest Small Towns

If you’re visiting Peru then you are probably, at some point, going to make your way to Machu Picchu. Most people pass through Ollantaytambo on the way to the famous Inca ruins, but many don’t realise that this tiny town, with its own impressive ruins and laid-back atmosphere, is a memorable

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Wat Rong Khun, the white temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
03 Jan 2017

A Trip to Wat Rong Khun, Thailand’s Infamous White Temple

Tourists in Thailand often complain of being “templed out”. There are certainly a lot of wats (temples) in Thailand and some of them do start to blend into each other after a while, but the white temple in Chiang Rai, known locally as Wat Rong Khun, is sure to impress

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18 Dec 2016

Cycling Around the Temples in Bagan, Myanmar

Recently, while doing a bit of a blog overhaul, I bumped into a folder full of photos from Myanmar. I started to get annoyed that I had never written about Bagan, one of the most impressive ancient wonders in Southeast Asia. I figured that since it was over four years

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11 Dec 2016

Walking from Kibber to Tashigang: One of the Best Day Hikes in Spiti, India

If you’re looking for a scenic day hike in Spiti then you won’t do much better than the walk from Kibber to Tashigang (and back again). The path takes you up over rocky hills, past a tiny village, through crops, above tiny ponds and eventually to an ancient hillside monastery

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