After two weeks of seeing various Chinese cities I was desperate to get into the mountains of Sichuan. I wanted to visit the rainbow lakes and forests of Jiuzhai Valley National Park but it was closed due to landslides, so I chose the next best option, Huanglong National Park. And boy, was it worth it,... Continue Reading →
Flores is a small town crammed onto a tiny island in Lago Peten Itza, connected to the mainland by a causeway in the south. It's one of my favourite spots in Central America; the narrow cobbled streets, colourful buildings, cute little restaurants and hotels, all overlooking the water. It's easy to get here from Belize,... Continue Reading →
After a few days on Caye Caulker of amazing Caribbean food and swimming with a variety of marine life we packed up our bags, hopped on the water taxi and ended up in Belize City. I've heard from a lot of people that it isn't a safe place to stay, so we decided to leave... Continue Reading →
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.
Mérida is a beautiful city with a rich Mayan and colonial heritage. There are busy squares and markets surrounding old churches and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to keep you entertained.
There are so many temples to explore around Siem Reap. Watch the sunset at the legendary Angkor Wat, get lost in Baphuon, pretend to be Laura Croft in Ta Prohm and feel small under the towering faces of Bayon. This is not a place to be rushed, take your time to explore, a few days... Continue Reading →
If you want to explore Indonesia then Java is a great starting place. It's the geographic center of it all and has a lot to offer, from active volcanoes to ancient temples to busy cities. Javanese, Sundanese, and Madurese are the primary languages used, many people use Indonesian as their second language, it's easy enough... Continue Reading →
Our fourth and final trip out of Dhaka and into the ever-changing landscapes of Bangladesh was to the southwest corner, home to the Bengal tigers and mangrove forests of the Sundarbans. The journey south We were back on the bus for this trip, and halfway through our journey to Khulna we arrived at the banks... Continue Reading →
Leaving Dhaka We were up at 6am, riding a tuk-tuk through the chaos to get to the bus station. After eying all the battered and dented buses we were directed in the right direction of ours, complete with a smashed windscreen and a few huge scrapes along each side. It seems like nothing when you... Continue Reading →