Category: All Destinations

What is Getting A Long Distance Bus Through Sumatra Really Like?

Have you ever wondered what getting a 60 hour bus in Sumatra is like? Probably not, right? But I’m going to tell you anyway, because I recently took a 60 hour bus through Sumatra and wow, I have so much to say. So I’m travelling overland from Bali to London….

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Where to Stay in Mexico City: Mexico City Neighbourhoods Guide

When I was 15, my father moved to Mexico City, having been transferred there for work. I spent the remainder of my teenage years living half in the UK, half in Mexico (ok, it was more like 3/4 in the UK, 1/4 in Mexico, but that doesn’t sound as good),…

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I was repatriated from Mexico because of COVID-19

Last time I wrote on here, I was in Mexico, planning to self-isolate for a while, then once it all blew over, head out and see some more of this beautiful country. Just over a week ago, this was still my thinking.  Now, I’m sitting on a sofa in my…

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Why I Keep Coming Back to Mexico

A few weeks ago, I arrived back in Mexico for the 16th time. I’ve been to this country more times than any other – even France, which I can reach by car and train from where I’m from in just over 2 hours.  The first 12 trips to Mexico weren’t…

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Where to Stay in Byron Bay: Areas Guide

I arrived in Byron Bay on a night bus from Sydney one September morning. The subtropical town had just come out of winter, so it was still jacket weather, but was starting to get warm. I remember walking down Johnson Street, ecstatic that I’d finally reached the town that I…

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Two Weeks in Malaysia Itinerary for First-Timers

Malaysia is a really special place. It’s got a wealth of culture – due to its strategic position between east and west, and north and south, it has influences and many people from India, China and Britain. It also has some older influence from Portugal and the Netherlands. While this…

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Reasons Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

An archipelago of over 7,000 islands, sitting to the east of South East Asia, tourism to the Philippines is increasing. But it still doesn’t get quite the same amount of tourist attention as Thailand, Indonesia or Vietnam.  This is going to change though. People are starting to realise how wonderful…

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Panay Itinerary: How to See the Best of Panay Island

The archipelago of the Philippines is a corner of South East Asia that’s strikingly different from anywhere else on the continent. The unique fusion of Spanish, Chinese, American and Native cultures make it really a place of its own. Despite travelling around a lot of South East Asia over the…

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Is Boracay Worth Visiting in 2020?

Boracay is one of the most famous islands in the Philippines. Its beaches and sunsets are legendary, and it’s this that attracted a range of tourists, from backpackers to luxury travellers, over the years.  It’s a stellar example of being a victim of its own success, however, as more and…

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2 Weeks in Pakistan Itinerary for First-Timers

I’ve heard a lot of amazing stories from travellers to Pakistan this year. So when Samantha, a traveller who has visited and adores the country, offered to write a 2 week overland Pakistan itinerary for this blog, I jumped at the chance! Here’s Samantha’s top tips for making the most…

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