Kandy is a surprisingly big city nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka's Central Province, a busy, dirty place surrounded by an endless sea of green. There are a few things to do here and it's worth a quick visit on your way to or from Ella. I didn't have any intention of visiting Colombo,... Continue Reading →
So you've survived your first few days in Kathmandu but now it's time to explore this beautiful and chaotic city! It has a lot to offer, amazing food and handmade craft stores, temples and stupas, parks and rivers. All of these things are (just about) within walking distance of Thamel, but it's very easy to... Continue Reading →
I was pretty nervous about arriving in China... there are few places so utterly different from England, and from most countries I've visited! The language, the culture, the food, everything about it would be a brand new challenge to me. But I love a good challenge.
Spend at least three days here visiting the famous Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, the Moscow Kremlin and the world's most beautiful metro!
Spend at least three days exploring the "Venice of the North" and get your fill of Russian Orthodox cathedrals, churches and convents!
UK cities actually do have a lot to offer, but when you think of UK cities it’s important to not just think of London. Whilst London is arguably one of the biggest and the best, there’s still much more out there to consider. However, it all depends on the type of experience that you’re looking... Continue Reading →
After three months of travelling through southern and eastern Africa, I was beyond ready for decent WiFi and some downtime. I had two days in Dubai before I flew to Central Asia and I’m not ashamed to say I spent one of the days hiding from the heat in my dorm, making the most of... Continue Reading →
Perched on the northern coast of the Northern Territories of Australia, miles and miles and miles away from any other city, is Darwin. The humidity might kill you before the crocodiles do, but there's a good backpacker scene and it's a perfect base for exploring the national parks of the Northern Territories.
If you want almost permanent good weather, white beaches with turquoise surf, a cosmopolitan city and plenty of activities to keep you occupied then look no further than Perth (except it's quite far away from anything). I spent two weeks here and fell in love with it, it's well worth that flight across Australia! Explore... Continue Reading →