The Ultimate Borneo Road Trip Pt 2: Kinabalu National Park

Kinabalu National Park When we were originally planning our Borneo itinerary, Kinabalu National Park was given prime position at the top of the list. We had grand plans of tackling its famous mountain, Mount Kinabalu. Unfortunately for us, the region had suffered a...

The Ultimate Borneo Road Trip Pt 1: The Route

I was in a Borneo supermarket, perusing over a road trip snack purchase – a critical decision of whether to go with chocolate or crisps (I went with both). I turned around, only to be met with an entire supermarket of people watching me. When I moved, they moved. When...

35 Beautiful Photos From Two Weeks in Burma

I am often asked to name my favourite place out of everywhere I have travelled to. And it never gets any easier. I have loved pretty much every place for wildly different reasons. And yet, if pushed, I would have to say that it’s a toss up between two places. Thailand...

This Week in Auckland: Settling Back Into the Real World

Its been a slow week here in Auckland. I arrived back from the Philippines six days ago and have spent the week recovering from jet lag and settling back into the real world and, even worse, work! After two weeks spent sunbathing on white sand beaches it was a bit of...

Chaos and Culture: A Day Trip on Yangon’s Circle Line Train

Spending three hours sat on a hard wooden bench inside a hot, dusty train carriage isn’t most peoples’ idea of a fun day out. In fact, its usually something that most people, myself included, would actively avoid. And yet there I was, willingly sat inside that hot,...

Spending the Weekend at Cuba Dupa Festival in Wellington

Wellington We had been in Wellington for a mere two hours before we started wondering why on earth we had not chosen to live there over Auckland. It may be New Zealand’s second city (despite being the capital) and it may be much smaller than Auckland, but there is...

Two Days of Solo Travel in Yangon

There were only two times on my entire ‘solo’ trip around Southeast Asia where I actually considered myself to be completely alone – my few days spent in Yangon and my short stint in Java. Neither are the easiest of places to visit as a solo traveller. However, whilst...

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