During the 13th Century, the ancient city of Sukhothai was the Capital of Thailand. Ruled at the time by King Ramkhamhaeng, the old city flourished with temples and stunning architecture, and was inevitably the Thailand’s hub for the monarchy, politics and religion. Around 800 years on and this beauty has not been forgotten. Despite its ‘ruined’ remains, the sacred site of the ancient city… Continue reading Exploring the ancient sites of Sukhothai…and escaping the hounds
Throughout my journey across Thailand the majority of backpackers I met were unfazed by the idea of visiting Chiang Rai: “the only thing to see there is the white temple.” To be honest, that’s all I was really going for. Remembering the research I had done prior to arriving in Asia, the White Temple stood… Continue reading Chiang Rai & the White Temple
Traditionally when people think of Cambodia they think temples. More specifically they think of Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world. This sacred site alone is probably the main reason that Siem Reap is the city that trumps on the number of tourists that visit Cambodia each year. Siem Reap was the… Continue reading Siem Reap: Angkor Wat & The Ancient Temples
Admittedly, it’s been nothing but radio silence from Mac. That’s what peeling bananas five days a week will do to you. There’s been little inspiration here in Tully. All the good stuff wears thin quickly as the weather turns from clear, blue skies to consistent rain fall, erasing any opportunity for outdoor pursuits – which… Continue reading Where to next?
Quite simply, go here. Especially if you’re in the Tully / Mission Beach / Innisfail area. It makes for a refreshing break from farm life. Other reasons to visit: It’s one of the most beautiful places you can go to in the area – both Murray Falls itself and its surrounding views are breathtaking It’s… Continue reading Murray Falls
New Zealand is often branded as the adventure capital of the world. It’s the birthplace of the adrenaline accelerating activity the bungy jump and there’s ample stories from travelers that have jumped out of a plane that stands hundreds of feet from the ground. But my whistle stop tour of Auckland was only going to… Continue reading Auckland: Six things not to miss
If you’re going to visit Melbourne you’d be a fool to miss out on taking a drive on The Great Ocean Road. Thanks to a spontaneous bunch of pals at our hostel, we did exactly this in one of the best kind of ways – road tripping and camping overnight beneath the stars. Checklist includes:… Continue reading A night beneath the stars: The Great Ocean Road