Long Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand -- a stunning sunset
22 Feb 2017

Long Beach, Koh Lanta: The Ultimate Lazy Beach Destination in Thailand

Sometimes we need to be lazy. Obviously not so lazy that we swell to 500 kgs and have to be lifted out of our house with a crane, but a rest every now and then is a good thing. While travelling around Thailand you’ll probably want to stop somewhere for a

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Two days in Oaxaca, Mexico
14 Feb 2017

Two Days in Oaxaca, Mexico: Colonial History and Ancient Ruins

Mexico is full of colourful colonial towns and mysterious ancient ruins, and if you’re spending 2 days in Oaxaca you’ll get to see great examples of both. The city’s colonial core boasts bustling markets, imposing churches and a sprawling convent, while Monte Alban, the Zapotec ruins above town, offers a

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A day in Sydney, Australia
09 Feb 2017

A Day in Sydney: What to See During a 12 Hour Stopover

Venture into the city or hang around the airport eating expensive junk food…? That’s always a tough decision to make. On a recent 12 hour stopover in Sydney I decided to make the most of a sunny spring day and explore central Sydney. Thinking of doing the same but don’t

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Kanchanaburi travel guide, Thailand
04 Feb 2017

Kanchanaburi Travel Guide: War History and Waterfalls in Thailand

Whether you’re looking to splash around in the shallow pools below Erawan Falls or get deep while comprehending the hardships suffered by prisoners of war, my Kanchanaburi travel guide has you covered. This small city in western Thailand, situated on the River Kwai, is more than just waterfalls and war

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28 Jan 2017

Stonehenge: Worth a Visit or Just a Pile of Rocks in a Field?

If you’re planning a visit to England, or if you live there, you’ve probably wondered whether or not to visit Stonehenge. Someone is bound to have told you that it’s either just a pile of rocks in a field or an un-missable historic (and possibly spiritual) treasure. What’s it really

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23 Jan 2017

Hiking in the Pin Valley: One of the Best Things to Do in Spiti, India

If you’ve been following my travels in Spiti you’ll be well aware of what a scenic little corner of the world it is. Postcard worthy views stretch out in all directions from pretty much every inch of high altitude earth. One of the best things to do in Spiti is a

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10 Jan 2017

Behind the City Walls of Cartagena, Colombia

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 to

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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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