Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, a must see during 2 days in Singapore
28 Sep 2014

2 Days in Singapore: The Best of Both Worlds

Having spent over 2 years in Singapore I finally feel like I’m qualified to give some advice on how you should spend your time there. When people ask me for advice on Singapore they usually only have a couple of days to kill between flights, so I’ve created a “2

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Boats on the river on the journey from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi
12 Sep 2014

Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi, Laos: An Awesome Boat Ride

Laos is full of idyllic riverside towns and taking a boat between 2 of the most beautiful ones, from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi, was one of my favourite experiences in Southeast Asia’s most laidback country.  This stretch of the Nam Ou River is particularly stunning; the only problem is that the

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Backpacking in Malaysia
01 Sep 2014

Backpacking in Malaysia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

At first glance Malaysia just doesn’t seem as exotic or interesting as other countries in the region, but take a closer look and you’ll find everything you need for a rewarding backpacking experience. You won’t get hassled by touts and you’ll be treated to the best food in the region,

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Central Otago in Autumn
28 Aug 2014

Photographing Central Otago in Autumn

You’d think the best time to visit New Zealand (and Central Otago specifically) would be the middle of summer, but if you’re travelling in December and January you’ll most likely get some pretty awful weather.  You’ll also have to deal with a lot of holidaying locals so if you’re thinking

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The old city of Polonnaruwa, a great stop on the backpacking in Sri Lanka trail
14 Aug 2014

Backpacking in Sri Lanka: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Sri Lanka occupies a strange space in the backpacking world. People say backpacking in Sri Lanka isn’t as exotic, chaotic, cheap or challenging as in India, and it’s a long way from the Southeast Asia backpacking trail that it’s probably better suited to. While travelling through Sri Lanka I saw similarities with

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Komodo National Park tour, Indonesia: A large komodo dragon
30 Jul 2014

Komodo National Park Tour: More Than Just Dragons!

Everyone has heard of the Komodo dragon – the largest lizard in the world and part-time human eater who stalks the barren islands off Flores, Indonesia. There is far more to a Komodo National Park tour than just dragons though, including a pink beach, some rugged coastline and that calm

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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
25 Jul 2014

Exploring the 17 Islands Marine Park in Riung, Flores

The 17 Islands Marine Park in Riung would be really popular if it wasn’t so hard to get to, which means if you brave the terrible roads and overcrowded buses you’ll have an array of island paradises that are begging to be explored. I learnt, after a quick search online, that

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A Photo from the reflection pool of The Three Pagodas in Dali Old Town, Yunnan, China
28 May 2014

Dali Old Town: A Backpacker Paradise in China

From outside my window I could hear a covers band murdering an Arctic Monkeys song, I could see 4 western style restaurants, and every conversation I had with the staff at my guesthouse was fully understood in perfect English. Is Dali Old Town still in China, or had I travelled

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