The Dutch Guy He’s tall. Really tall. He’s outgoing and has a great sense of humour. He calls you ‘cute’ and makes you laugh. He’s handsome in an old-fashioned way. He’s on the verge of arrogance but his wit means he gets away with it. He smiles a lot and has a sunny disposition. He … More Men Around The World
TRAVELLERS BEWARE: Children, especially orphans, are not a tourist attraction! Harmony Farm, also known as the Cambodian Children Rural Development Organisation, is a Khmer-run NGO. It is located in a village a stone’s throw from Beng Mealea temple, about 70km northeast of Siem Reap. First off I want to make it clear that we didn’t … More Visiting a Cambodian Orphanage
This blog is not about Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm or Bayon. Everyone knows these are the big ones, so instead I’m going to pay some attention to the lesser-visited but just as worthy temples you can explore while staying at Siem Reap. About 70km northeast of the city is Beng Mealea. This temple has been … More Lesser Known Temples of Angkor
‘Paradise’ means different things to different people. For some it might be cuddling up with someone special in front of an open fire with a bottle of wine; for others it is a fantastic party, dancing all night with their best friends. Maybe it’s a wild jungle teeming with animals and birds, or the top … More Finding Paradise
Upon first landing in Bangkok I was at once relieved and surprised how easy it was to get to my hostel from the airport. The public transport system here is excellent and simple to use. It comprises mainly of the BST (Bangkok Sky Train) and an interlinking Metro line. The Airport Rail Link train also … More Bananas Bangkok
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?
When you have spent months and months saving up and planning for the trip of a lifetime, the few months before you actually leave can become rather daunting and uncomfortable. For so long our trip has been 18 months away, a year away, six months away – now all of a sudden it is only … More Pre-departure Jitters
I’m a little bit of a wildlife fanatic and one of my goals while travelling the world next year is to see as many animals in their natural environment as possible. Tigers in India, condors in South America, whales in New Zealand… the list goes on. However, when I started researching exactly which species I … More On the EDGE
Morocco has beautiful coastline, scorched mountains, tasty tajines and weather as warm as its people. In my short time exploring this vibrant country I was surprised time and again by all there was to experience. Trekking on a camel from hot desert to a lush oasis filled with hundreds of native flamingoes, seeing vendors in … More Goats…in trees?