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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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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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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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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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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