Category: Overland Travel

Overland travel is my favourite way to see the world. You can only see so much out of a plane window, and I’m obsessed with watching a country roll past, meeting local people and enjoying traditional customs on an overland (or sea!) journey. This category will detail how-to guides about overlanding in various parts of the world, as well as hopefully provide you with some inspiration to travel overland yourself!

Girl looking out over Caspian Sea at sunset

Taking the Caspian Sea Ferry from Aktau to Baku: A Complete Guide

Ring ring… Sdravstvuite…. I mumbled sleepily into the telephone. A rapid monologue in Russian followed, which I deciphered to mean ‘you need to get up’. It was 3am. I stumbled out of bed, turned the light on, and packed my last bits. My contact for the Caspian Sea Ferry (details…

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Krabi to Bangkok Night Bus Review

Arriving into Ao Nang was a rather surreal experience. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely more along the lines of chilled out fishing village – the days of which are obviously long gone. Instead, I was greeted by a huge party strip with more bars…

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How to Travel from Mongolia to Kazakhstan by Train

When I was overlanding from Bali to London, I wanted to go to Mongolia, and I wanted to go to Kazakhstan. So I had to find out the best way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan, which obviously didn’t involve a flight. Simple, right? Actually, it’s not that easy. On…

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Taking the Eastern Express Train from Kars to Ankara, Turkey

Travelling by train is my jam. I’ve taken trains all over the world – mainly on my trip from Bali to London with no flights – and it’s without a doubt my favourite way to travel. When planning my Turkey itinerary, I wanted to make sure that I saw as…

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Cheapest Way to From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 2019 (Bus and Train)

I’ve spent quite a lot of time travelling by train in China, and I really enjoy it. It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable and affordable. So I knew how I was going to get to Ulaanbaatar. Train, of course! It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable… then I looked at prices on Travel…

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How to get the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

I don’t know why I found getting the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai so difficult. I’ve taken chicken buses through Guatemala, I’ve travelled by train all around China and I’ve taken international coaches through Europe. But for some reason, I just seemed to mess up everything about the train…

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Why You Should Take a Solo Road Trip At Least Once In Your Life

“There’s heavy rain forecasted, right?” I asked the woman in the Hebel general store, a tiny village just over the Queensland border. “Will the road from here be alright?”. “It’s a highway”, she stressed. “Floodwater doesn’t go over the highway. Who are you travelling with?” “Myself” I replied. “I’m travelling…

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12 Things to Know Before Going on a Road Trip around Australia

There’s nowhere quite as perfect for road tripping as Australia. Its size means that you really feel like you’ve achieved something by driving from north to south or east to west; but there are enough stops on each road trip route to keep you inspired. It’s a perfect way of…

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A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is a fantastic place for more adventurous travellers. There’s no specific path through the country, no tourist shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; and the question of how…

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