Vietnam Bucket List: Local Cooking Class in Hoi An

Hoi An is one of the most famous spots on the traveller circuit in Vietnam. It is well-known for its perfectly preserved old town that is a great example of a South-East Asian trading port dating back in some areas to the 15th century. The majority of the old town is painted yellow and beautifully…

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Vietnam Bucket List: DIY Mekong Delta Trip

A totally iconic part of Vietnam, and one which I didn’t want to miss while travelling there, is the infamous Mekong delta. The Mekong is a truly special river as it connects every country in South East Asia, acting as a major trade route between China and the southern countries. It also boasts some of…

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The Truth About the Gili Islands: What are they Really Like?

The Gili Islands are three small islands immediately off the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia. A hazy history shows that they only began to be significantly populated from the mid-seventies, and today there are around 1000 local families living across the 3 landmasses. Gili Trawangan, which is the most westerly island, is the largest…

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Bali Bucket List: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

Before I got to Bali, there was only one activity that I was desperate to do during my visit, and that was to see the sunrise on the top of Mount Batur. Australia and New Zealand were full of hikes and breathtaking auroras, but I had yet to combine the two. While Mount Batur in…

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Bali’s Best Healthy Cafés on a Budget

Anyone who loves all food that’s plant-based, organic, ‘super’ and ‘clean’, just like I do, will know that Bali has a special reputation for being the mecca of this type of cuisine. It’s less to do with Indonesian food following those principles, and more the fact that Bali has become a hub of bohemian spirituality…

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Australia Bucket List: Uluru

Truly a great wonder of the world and one of the most iconic structures in Australia, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is perhaps one of the most naturally remarkable places I will visit on this 6-month backpacking adventure. Standing at 318m tall and 8km wide, the red rock is what you might call an…

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Fraser Island: Like No Other Place on Earth

Exhilaration. Fascination. Appreciation. These are the feelings you are bound to experience from a trip to the largest sand island in the world. Fraser Island is the product of a series of weather movements carrying sand out of the eastern rivers of Australia and back again towards the land over hundreds of years. The overlapping…

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48 Hours in Sydney: Bustle and Beaches

Sydney, perhaps the slickest of Australia’s cities, is one of those places that simply cannot be missed when travelling in Oz. It is often thought to be the capital (actually Canberra) and it’s not surprising why. Sydney offers its inhabitants and visitors the ultimate balance of city and coast, and all the iconic sites in…

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Australia Bucket List: The Breathtaking Blue Mountains

If you’re ever travelling in Australia and you find yourself in Sydney, you simply must not miss out on a trip to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. These awesome creations of Mother Nature get their name from the blue hue that is formed from the lush mounds of green rolling infinitely into the…

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48 hours in Melbourne: Eating and Exploring

Out of all of the cities that I visited while travelling through Australia, Melbourne was one of my favourites. It ticked a lot of boxes for me – food, culture, atmosphere, landscape, the list goes on. Although when meeting other travellers, I found those who did not have a local guide, struggled to appreciate Melbourne…

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