Although Bali had been scheduled as a “holiday” from my long term trip. When I heard it was possible to hike up the highest volcano on the island, I thought ‘heck I enjoy walking, this will add to the relaxation’. How wrong I was!
Arriving in Malaysia, after three months in India, I was incredibly excited to be somewhere more developed. Although somewhat apprehensive about costs, and rather worried I would spend too much.
Luckily I was pleasantly surprised, Continue reading
After 4 months travelling without a cup of ‘real tea’, I was pretty desperate to try the afternoon tea at the Imperial hotel in Delhi.
Often referred to as ‘High Tea’, afternoon tea means having a pot of tea with scones, finger sandwiches and cakes. Generally speaking it’s one of the great British delights in life.
While preparing for long term travel I spent a fair bit of time researching which backpack to buy. I narrowed my choices down using certain criteria:
▪️Small enough to take on as hand luggage (40L max)
▪️Top and front loading (for easy access)
▪️Airflow back panel
▪️A pretty colour (yes, this is a totally unnecessary, girlie criteria)
And in the end I settled on the Osprey Sirrus 36L (in purple), which ticked all the boxes. Especially the pretty colour! Continue reading
Having visited many cat cafes around the the world, I couldn’t possibly resist the opportunity to go to one in Japan. After all, this is where it all started!
I opted to visit Cat Cafe Calico, which has over fifty, well cared for cats! Continue reading
Without a doubt, the best way to travel around New Zealand is with your own set of wheels. It gives you flexibility and independence the buses and tour companies just cannot offer.
Should I buy or rent?
This is likely to be determined by the length of time you plan to stay in New Zealand. Continue reading
Bus travel has to be one of the easiest ways to get around India. Typically it requires very little forethought – you can either turn up on the day, and hop on, or book a seat the day before for peace of mind. I’ve never known the buses to get booked out the way the trains do. Therefore they offer more flexibility. There are various different types of bus in India, and I’ve summarised a few Continue reading
The Marina Bay Sands is a striking feature of the Singapore skyline, and one of the city’s most iconic hotels. Opening in 2010, the hotel boasts an infinity pool on the 57th floor.
In order to swim in the pool, you have to be a guest at the hotel. And with the starting price for rooms being a costly S$439, it’s beyond many travellers budget.
However if you’ve got a hankering for the view. And fancy something more substantial than a peek from the SkyPark. Consider trying the cheese and chocolate buffet in Club55. Continue reading
Havelock island can simply be described as paradise. Located in the Andaman Sea, 1,370km from the mainland of India, and 150km from Indonesia, it is literally in the middle of no where. It’s remote location means it’s incredibly quiet and peaceful, an absolute haven if you’ve been travelling long term through India.
Here are a few reasons you should visit Havelock Island Continue reading
The government ferry system on the Andaman Islands is utterly ridiculous, but it is also by far the cheapest way to travel to Havelock Island from Port Blair A one way ticket only costs 400 rupees, and a return ticket 800 rupees.
There is a slight catch, and that is you have to buy a return ticket. This seems reasonable, as it’s likely you’re only visiting and will want to return to the airport. However, you can only buy the government ferry tickets 3 days in advance. That means if you’re staying a week or two, you cannot buy a ticket for the date you actually want to return.