Nacpan beach, one of the beaches of El Nido, Palawan, The Philippines
30 Jun 2018

14 of the Best Beaches in Southeast Asia

This post was first published in 2015, but I’ve been to a lot more Southeast Asia beaches since then so it needed an update! Are you planning a trip to Southeast Asia? There’s so much to see – from ancient history, pulsating cities and stunning natural wonders, but perhaps the biggest

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Exploring Prague using tips from a local
13 May 2018

The Best Things to Do in Prague According to a (Sort of) Local

Originally posted 26/9/2014, updated 13/5/2018 “Going local” seems to be the fashionable way to travel these days, but what does it really mean? From what I can gather, you do the things that locals do, eat where they eat and generally try not to look like tourist. I’m not one

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Should you believe the hype about Budapest, Hungary?
02 Apr 2018

Awesome Things to Do in Budapest (But Should You Believe the Hype?)

Originally published 25/5/2015, updated 2/4/2018 “We’re Arctic Monkeys and this is ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – don’t believe the hype”.  That was the first thing I heard the band’s singer say, and it turned out they were one of the few hyped-up indie bands of the

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The easy version of the Quilotoa Look, Ecuador
29 Sep 2015

The Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador: The Easy Version

The Quilotoa Loop is a multi-day trek between rural Andean villages in Ecuador. We chose to skip the “multi day” part and head straight for the showpiece attraction, the amazing Laguna Quilotoa, a crater lake full of varying shades of blue water. Feeling lazy and want to do the same?

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Salento and the Cocora Valley: Exploring Colombia's coffee zone
10 Aug 2015

Salento and the Cocora Valley: Exploring Colombia’s Coffee Zone

My dad once told me that when I became a man I’d start drinking coffee (or maybe it was the other way around). Well, at the age of 30 I think it might have finally happened. I tried some good quality coffee in Salento, Colombia and really enjoyed it. Maybe

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Camel riding: The 3 day Sahara Desert tour from Marrakech, Morocco
24 Jul 2015

The 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech: More than Just Sand and Camels!

Bright orange sand dunes contrast with the black shadows of camels and their passengers. This could be any time in history. Those travellers could be merchants traversing the sea of sand we call the Sahara Desert in search of riches, or they could be tourists complaining about the lack of

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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
30 May 2015

Backpacking in Indonesia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia can be a daunting prospect. There’s no way to see it all on one trip, so if you’re thinking of going backpacking in Indonesia

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Should you go to Koh Phi Phi?
14 May 2015

Should You Go to Koh Phi Phi, Thailand?

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Koh Phi Phi and I’m guessing most of it has been negative. Koh Phi Phi is the perfect example of a Thai island paradise gone crazy, changed forever by ruthless developers and too many tourists. So then, should you go to Koh

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