Visit the largest island in the world's deepest and oldest lake.
If you only have a short time in Irkutsk, make sure you see Lake Baikal by riding the Circumbaikal Railway!
When you are on the move it's hard (and often very limiting) to carry everything you need on your back. However, this can present a bit of a dilemma, you don’t want to waste money buying items you only need for a few days, but equally risking missing these experiences altogether isn’t ideal either. Well happily there now is a middle ground available, with peer-to-peer rental platforms like Fat Lama allowing you to borrow kit cheaply from people in the local area.
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 →
This beautiful and remote chain of islands off the coast of Panama has become a very popular place with backpackers. You can choose to stay on the main island of Isla Colón or one of the smaller islands nearby, wherever you go it's easy and cheap to island-hop! It's an expensive place to be, however,... Continue Reading →
Playa Del Carmen An hour south of Cancún is the much smaller beach town of Playa Del Carmen. Getting here is as simple as taking the luxurious ADO bus for Mex$60 (£2.30) or a colectivo which can be flagged down on the side of the road. There's accommodation to fit every budget, we stayed in... Continue Reading →