These two little islands were separated from the supercontinent Gondwana approximately 80 million years ago. There were no land mammals or snakes present in New Zealand at this time, and the result of this was a unique and flourishing bird population. Despite many species becoming extinct since then, the land of the kiwis still has … More Beautiful Birds of New Zealand
As the boat dipped and bobbed leisurely towards the dock I realised I had no idea what to expect from this place, my first experience of one of Thailand’s famous tropical islands. All I knew of Koh Tao was that it was considered the diving capital of southeast Asia and it was kind of small. … More Thai Style Part 2: The Gulf Islands
When you tell people you are going on a Round The World trip usual responses include: “I’m so jealous, I wish I could do that!” and “If only I could afford such a trip!”. People assume you’ve got masses of savings or your parents must be paying for it. The truth is, myself and my … More Long-term travel: how are we doing it?