The Mayan ruins of Tulum

Tulum is an up and coming resort town on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsular. The main street is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants for every budget. It's the base for visiting the Mayan ruins with the best location - on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Diving into darkness and swimming with turtles

Diving around Playa del Carmen We chose to dive with the highly recommended Scuba 10. The crew was rad; Gerardo hooked us up in the shop, Irene taught the Open Water while I tagged along on a refresher dive and Chino took us deep into the cenotes (sinkholes and underwater cave systems). A standard two-tank... Continue Reading →

Chilling out in Cancún and Isla Mujeres

Mexico is probably up there in my Top 5 favourite countries in the world, especially the Yucatán Peninsular. Beautiful beaches, ancient temples, incredible diving and delicious food, all suitable for any budget. The locals were friendly, helpful and found our poor understanding of Spanish hilarious. Cancún This will probably be your first stop. Most people... Continue Reading →

Suit up in Hoi An

Hội An is known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s history is reflected in its architecture, from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. It's a beautiful little town with some lovely cafes along the water... Continue Reading →

Beach life in Sihanoukville

This up-and-coming beach town is another part of Cambodia that has a bloody history. During the civil war the Khmer Rouge used the massive Independence Hotel as target practice, they also made the mistake of hijacking an American container ship and the town was bombed by the U.S Air Force. Even after Pol Pot was... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Koh Phi Phi

Getting to Koh Phi Phi If you're following a typical backpacker route then you're probably on Koh Tao looking for a way east. Look no further than the slave ship. A big wooden boat with two floors and very low ceilings overcrowded with sweaty, sea sick backpackers sleeping on thin, narrow mats on the floor... Continue Reading →

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