Ahhhh Vietnam. How I wish I could go back and relive the 30 days I spent backpacking this awesome country. The food, the company, the culture – everything about travelling Vietnam made me smile. Well, not everything. Vietscam in the North, for example, was certainly NOT a highlight. Please, please watch out for any companies… Continue reading Vietnam: Overview itinerary
Travelling Asia, you’ll be aware of two types of travel bug.The first being the one with the hot flushes, the incontinence, projectile vomiting and a prayer to the gods that you’ll do anything to take away the pain.The second being far less physically agonising, but arguably just as painful. Yes, the holiday blues…times 1000. The… Continue reading The travel bug.
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
Brits are travelling more than ever before. We’re also spending more than ever – £3.5bn more was spent abroad in 2014 than in 2015 according to ONS. The savvy traveller, however, may be interested in finding ways to frugality. Or at least avoiding unnecessary fees abroad. Before I left the UK last year I spent… Continue reading Travel money – who to bank on?
If you’re a culture vulture you’re going to love Northern Thailand. Far removed from the island backpacker lifestyle, Chiang Mai has heaps on offer that doesn’t involve binging on buckets – although don’t worry, you can still find a party :). From the Night Bazaar to Muay Thai fights, to mediating with a monk and… Continue reading Top things to do in Chiang Mai
One of the first travel tips I received about Asia happened in the first month of me arriving in Melbourne. My new backpacker friend told me about a ‘secret’, hidden gem in the northern mountains of Thailand. He urged me to visit before it became too commercial. Pretty much ever since that advice was given… Continue reading A little slice of Pai.
The digital age has led to more convenience than ever. No big surprises with that statement.Thanks to smartphones and that little chestnut the Internet, both the savvy user and the technophobe are able to explore the world with a little more simplicity / enjoyment, neatly accompanying the many other chaotic vibes assigned to backpacking.… Continue reading Six travel apps I can’t live without