After days at sea on our Komodo Island boat trip, we finally arrived in the Komodo dragon heartland of Komodo Island. We awoke to find ourselves surrounded by beautiful humpback islands that reminded me of the hills of New Zealand’s North Island. Continue Reading
Norway’s Oslo is such a great city, especially for a winter weekend away. If you are planning a trip to Oslo, or Norway in general, then here are a few things you may not know that can help you make the most of your trip, particularly if you are on a budget. Continue Reading
After a day spent snorkelling in the most fascinating coral and a visit to the island of Satonda, we had an early dinner of chicken and rice and sat around the sides of the boat watching dark clouds roll in as the light began to fade. Continue Reading
Day 2 of Komodo Boat Trip
The brain-jangling vibrations and the smell of coffee started day two of our boat trip to Komodo Island. We emerged from our sleeping quarters via the steep white steps and were greeted with banana pancakes and papaya.
If you want to visit China but didn’t get a visa in your home country, there’s a way to gain entry to China whilst on the road.
You can go to Hong Kong, where you can gain entry without a visa in most cases, which allows you to stay in Hong Kong from 7 to 90 days, depending on your home county. In that time, you can secure a visa to China. Continue Reading
Visiting Indonesia’s Komodo Island and seeing Komodo dragons in their natural habitat is on many a traveller’s bucket list. However, getting there on a budget isn’t exactly a quick and easy trip. We took a four day boat journey from Lombok to Flores, which resulted in an almost shipwreck and a few disasters before we finally made it to Komodo Island.
Agra is all about the Taj Mahal. Perhaps India’s most famous landmark, it draws people from around the world to witness the beauty and the detailed design of a tomb built for Shah Jahan’s favourite wife.
While many come to Agra just to see the Taj Mahal, it’s lesser known mini-me, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is definitely worth seeing. Continue Reading
For many travellers, visiting Komodo Island is a must-do when in Indonesia. However, getting there on a budget isn’t exactly a quick and easy trip. We took a four day boat journey from Lombok to Flores, which resulted in an almost shipwreck and a few disasters before we finally made it to Komodo Island. Continue Reading
Before visiting Morocco, we were excited to stay in a riad. Moroccan riads are old family homes that now house tourists in beautiful settings and offer a guesthouse-like atmosphere.
We didn’t know just how beautiful and reasonable these riads would be, until we arrived in Marrakech. Continue Reading
That’s the sound of travel satisfaction, and that’s exactly how I’m feeling after my trip to Morocco. Sa-tis-fied.
When you’re travelling, you will come across some memorable toilet situations. From holes in the ground to no toilets at all, peeing on the road can be a challenge.
If you are travelling around Asia, Africa and the Middle East you’re likely going to have to use a squat toilet. While some of these toilets are less than ideal places to pee, once you master a few key tips, you’ll be able to relieve yourself where ever you need. Continue Reading
The journey to Phnom Penh was long and uncomfortable, as many a journey in South East Asia can be. A boat, a tuk-tuk, a minibus and a coach brought us from Laos’ 4000 Islands to the Cambodian border where we were herded into the harsh sunlight and sticky, heavy heat. Continue Reading