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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05 Dec 2016

Two Days in Bali: A Stopover on the Island of the Gods

Your level of excitement about visiting Bali depends heavily on whether you’re a redneck Australian or middle-aged Julia Roberts fan looking for love. If you fall into those categories you’ll want to plan a longer trip, but for the rest of us, two days in Bali is probably enough. I’ve

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02 Dec 2016

Island Hopping in Raja Ampat: A Beach Paradise in Indonesia

A lot gets made of the fact that Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands. While a lot of those are probably just rocky outcrops poking their heads out of the ocean, there are a lot of island destinations to choose from. Raja Ampat, a group of small islands

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28 Nov 2016

Hiking to Ki Monastery, Spiti: The Long Way Round

Chances are that if you’ve seen photos of Spiti, the remote, high altitude region in northern India, Ki Monastery would have caught your attention. It’s the largest monastery in Spiti, housing over 300 monks. The stacked white buildings stand out amidst the sharp serrated edges of the surrounding hills, while a

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Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam -- the nicest town in Southeast Asia?
22 Nov 2016

Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam: The Ultimate, Best, Most Awesome Guide

There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance, a line which I’m in danger of crossing. Is this really the ultimate, best most awesome list of things to do in Hoi An? Well, I did kind of live there for a few months earlier this year and I have visited

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16 Nov 2016

Borobudur and Prambanan: Exploring the Best Ancient Temples in Indonesia

There are many facets which make up the perfect trip to Indonesia. You’ll want to visit some beaches, climb a volcano and get to know some of the many cultures which make up this fascinating country (or, like many Australians do, you could stick to the trashy beaches of Bali

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Koh Mak, Thailand: Not quite a Thai Island Paradise
09 Nov 2016

Koh Mak: Not Quite a Thai Island Paradise

So, you’re looking for a Thai Island paradise…? You’ll want perfect white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, colourful sunsets and swaying palm trees. The beaches should be almost deserted and the interior of the island should be full of waterfalls and emerald green hills. Koh Mak isn’t that island. It’s nice

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