Tag: travel

Travel Phuket – tropical paradise, ladyboys and pickpockets

Travel Phuket – tropical paradise, ladyboys and pickpockets

Travel Phuket I arrive in Phuket from Bangkok fresh and raring to go. I love cities but was starting to ache for the smell of the tropics and the sound of the ocean. My first and only stop is the Paresa resort carved into the […]

Travel Bangkok – Streetfood, Bikes and Markets…

Travel Bangkok – Streetfood, Bikes and Markets…

Travel Bangkok From Budget Traveler to Luxury Travel in Bangkok – I’ve been ruined forever… For the purposes of disclosure I will state now that I have always been somewhat of a budget traveler. That term may immediately conjure images of an overweight, middle aged […]

How Not to Travel China on a Hi-Jacked Bus… The alternative China Travel Guide

How Not to Travel China on a Hi-Jacked Bus… The alternative China Travel Guide

My China Travel Guide, or rather my alternative guide to travelling in China using a hi-jacked bus… I never intended to write a China Travel Guide and I haven’t, but I thought I’d share a little gem of knowledge that is, in hindsight, very funny, […]

River rafting in Yangshuo and the Pet Stir-Fry I can’t mention.. | Backpacking through China

River rafting in Yangshuo and the Pet Stir-Fry I can’t mention.. | Backpacking through China

Yangshuo offers a feast for backpackers travelling through China. The Yulong river lazily meanders through Yangshuo, chaperoned by towering limestone karst peaks. Yangshuo offers an irresistible street market selling Chinese antiques that for the first time you hope are ‘Made In China’. A buzzing night food market that, well, I’ll […]

Train Travel in India, Specifically Old Delhi – ever tried buying train tickets? Ha!

Train Travel in India, Specifically Old Delhi – ever tried buying train tickets? Ha!

Train travel in India is wonderful; in fact I’d go so far to say that it is one of lifes great adventures and if you have the means, time and inclination you should travel through India on it’s legendary Indian railway. But buying train tickets […]

Welcome to India and Good Morning Old Delhi!

Welcome to India and Good Morning Old Delhi!

Good morning India! It’s 2am and we arrive at Delhi airport; greeted by another world – a combination of menace through smiling faces welcomes us. We jump straight into a 1920`s looking cab and head to Majnu Ka Tilla – the Tibetan refugee colony north […]

Vang Vieng tubing and 4000 islands Laos

Vang Vieng tubing and 4000 islands Laos

Vang Vieng Tubing may be incredibly unsafe, culturally void of any value and be a downright pleasure seeking activity. But loved it. And if they still do it one day I’ll take my kids to go tubing in Vang Vieng. But then I’ll balance it […]

Mojave Desert Fever – how not to die by two stupid backpackers..

Mojave Desert Fever – how not to die by two stupid backpackers..

Mojave Desert. Just take that in for a moment; the Mojave Desert. Here is a quick life lesson for everyone reading – never, ever, ever, drive into the Mojave desert (or any desert for that matter) without taking note of the way back, in fact […]

Laos – Jewel of the Mekong

Laos – Jewel of the Mekong

Laos has the strapline – `Jewel of the Mekong` and it truly is. Laos is a magical, undisturbed land that is filled with hospitality and innocence that seduces you from the moment you arrive and steals a piece of your heart when you leave.

Travel To Argentina – Beef, Yerba Mate and Butterflies

Travel To Argentina – Beef, Yerba Mate and Butterflies

Travel to Argentina and live the dream – a backpacking account of our trip… Before our South American trip commenced I couldn’t separate the theme tune from Indiana Jones with South America – for me South America is a land cloaked in mystery and adventure.  I was literally salivating at […]

Philly Cheese Steaks in South Street then hitting the New Jersey Attractions

Philly Cheese Steaks in South Street then hitting the New Jersey Attractions

Philly Cheese Steaks are the work of Gods and if you’re travelling through the states it’s worth stopping in Philly just to sample an authentic Philly Cheese Steak. But while we’re at it, here’s what we also got up to in one of many New […]

Hong Kong Travel Guide…

Hong Kong Travel Guide…

This isn’t really a Hong Kong Travel Guide – it’s just a few observations about an awesome city… But first, I’d like to take a moment to say how absolutely stunning Hong Kong is from the air.  Flying into Hong Kong it looks like the […]

Fugu Fish, Travelling Japan and a lesson in Respect

Fugu Fish, Travelling Japan and a lesson in Respect

Fugu Fish – ever heard of it? No? Well, this cute little puffer fish is a delicacy in Japan and if not prepared correctly will kill whomever eats it. But more on the Fugu fish in a moment, first here’s a little insight into our […]

Japanese Street Food – My First Taste of Japan (and they didn’t go easy on me…)

Japanese Street Food – My First Taste of Japan (and they didn’t go easy on me…)

Japanese street food conjures images of blissful tranquility eating articles of food that send your tastebuds to Heaven. That wasn’t quite what my first experience of Japanese street food was..! I should clarify; I love Japan. I love the people, I love the food (including […]


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