The Day I Decided To Run A Marathon

It was two days before my 28th birthday, and I sat in a hotel room in Wellington (NZ) thinking ‘bloody heck I’m nearly thirty!’

I started to think about all the things I was sure I would have achieved before thirty, and realised the time was slowly running out.

Despite never having run a day in my life, I had always been sure I would run a marathon before turning thirty. No idea why I assumed this life event would happen with no intervention from me, I just thought it would. Continue reading

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Top 5 books to read in India

These are some of the books I read while in India which I would recommend to fellow travellers. Whether you read them before, during or after your time in India I’m sure you’ll enjoy and relate to them. I found it was a great way to get additional insights into my experience in India, and found explanations for things I would otherwise remain clueless about. Even if you have no plans to visit India I’d say they’re all books worth a read regardless.

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Money saving tips for travel around New Zealand

New Zealand can be a fairly expensive country to travel around, especially in comparison with Asia. However there are a few things you can do to keep your budget down. Here are a few suggestions:

Bookme.co.nz
One of the most expensive aspects of travelling around New Zealand has to be the activities. Skydives, white water rafting, zorbing etc – it all adds up. A great website to check out is bookme.co.nz. They offer great discounts on an array of activities from bungee jumps to spa trips. And the savings can be large. For example I booked black water rafting via bookme and saved $100!

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Save money on skydives and much more on bookme.co.nz


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Where to find Vegetarian food in Tokyo

Finding vegetarian food in Japan isn’t always easy, but it is possible. These are just a few options to sample while in Tokyo:

T’s TanTan (Tokyo Station)
This vegan restaurant has to be one of the easiest, and best places to try ramen. There are a selection of noodle soups, which you can ponder over without worrying about where the soup stock came from. Not only are there Japanese options, but also some Korean cuisine. The main dishes cost around 800yen.

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Vegan ramen in T’s TanTan

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