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Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Wow, can you guys believe I’ve been living in Antigua for a whole year already? When I think about the day that I arrived and immediately fell in love it feels like it was yesterday! Every year during Holy Week and the other weeks leading up to Easter, hundreds of thousands of people descend on Antigua […]

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Road trip! From Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand

If there’s one thing I wanted to do in New Zealand (other than catch up with friends and family), it was a road trip. While I initially planned to go down south to Queenstown, my mum suggested a road trip from Christchurch to Wellington, invited my brother along, and suddenly it was a family affair. We left […]

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5 Signs the Expat Life Could be for you

Welcome to my new “Life as an Expat” series. Recently I’ve had a ton of questions about living as an expat, so in the next few blog posts I aim to answer them, and share a little about how I make my life as a perpetual expat work. Here are 5 signs the expat life could […]

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Exploring the Bagan Pagodas by Electric Bike

I count my trip to Myanmar with my good friend Izy as one of my highlights of 2014. While Yangon was fun, we were both itching to explore the Bagan pagodas, and spend some time taking it easy after a rough few months. There are more than 2,000 pagodas in Bagan, spread out over just 16 square miles, and […]

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My Travel Plans for 2015

Happy New Years everyone! It’s officially New Year’s Eve, and I’m about to go inhale Mexican food and margaritas, watch some fireworks in the old city, and then go dancing. Yay! While I’m a little sad that I’m not celebrating with my friends from Beijing, today I’ve been thinking about all of my travel plans for […]

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Taking the Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When it comes to public transport, I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to be able to get any rest. It’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it. I can’t sleep on planes, buses, or in cars. Don’t ask me why. I’ve learned not to take sleeping pills, because I never actually fall asleep, and just […]

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How to Ride a Scooter in Thailand (and not die)

If you’re thinking about traveling to Thailand, chances are you’re going to want to rent a scooter at some stage. While I don’t claim to be an expert, I’ve been riding a scooter in Chiang Mai on and off for six months now, and I have a few words of advice. As soon as you […]

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Should you Travel to Myanmar?

Myanmar is a country with a dark history, and like many countries in Asia, Kings fought over it like dogs scavenging for the last bone. With a population of over 50 million, Myanmar is home to a large number of ethnic Chinese and Indians, along with 100 other ethnic groups, making it incredibly diverse, both religiously and culturally. Tourism […]

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Watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai

If there’s one thing that all tourists do in Thailand, (other than drinking copious buckets on Khao San), it’s watching the Muay Thai in Chiang Mai. Last week I went down to Tha Pae gate, and to be honest I was prepared to be unimpressed since I’d watched it last year, and every second fight had ended in […]

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Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

There were only a few things that we really wanted to do in Yangon, and we had heard that the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda was not to be missed. As usual, we procrastinated and nearly ended up missing it, but after a quick $3 taxi ride we arrived at the massive pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 […]

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Why I have no Sympathy for Tourists Mauled by Tigers in Thailand

Once again, another tourist has been mauled by a tiger in Thailand. The latest one was at a tiger park in Phuket, and the man was a 49 year old Australian named Paul Goudie. When asked why he thought the animal attacked him, Paul replied that he had been riding an elephant earlier in the […]

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Getting a Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok was no fun at all

If you’re thinking about getting a visa for Myanmar in Bangkok, there are some things you need to know. Our experience wasn’t the greatest, and while these kind of days are all part of long-term travel, there’s no need for you to make the same mistakes we did! After reading the many blog and forum […]

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Why I’m taking a Social Media Detox in Myanmar

When I think about visiting Myanmar, one of the things I’m most excited about is that it’s probably going to be difficult to use the internet. For a travel blogger and self-confessed social media addict this is weird right? But I’ve decided it’s the perfect time for a social media detox. Here’s the thing: I’m starting to […]

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Where to get a Wax in Beijing

This post is for the ladies, although I’m sure some of my male readers are also interested in taking care of their er….excess body hair as well. Waxing is definitely not a big thing in China, in fact most Chinese girls haven’t begun shaving their legs, which definitely made me feel better in winter when I’d […]

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