Category: Blog

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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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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A Picky Eater’s Guide to Food in Asia

Here’s a fact: I’m the world’s pickiest eater. My friends still bring up the time in high school when I wouldn’t eat KFC coleslaw because it was “too spicy”. It’s not due to failings on my mother’s part-we had to sit at the table until all of our food was gone, and I certainly wasn’t one of […]

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I did it! I quit my job and I’m heading to Asia.

I’ve always wanted to do some backpacking in Asia. I’ve spent the last ten months in Australia, and while working as a Travel Agent has taught me tons about travel and the industry, it’s been pure torture selling travel while I’m longing to have my own adventures. The older crowd is fine. I can send […]

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Australia You’re Turning me into a Wimp.

I’ve got a bone to pick with you Australia. I always thought I was pretty tough. I never really pictured myself as one of those girly girls who froze in fear at the mere mention of a spider or a snake. Here’s the thing though Australia; you’re turning me into a wimp. When I look back, the reason […]

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185 Empty White Chairs in Christchurch

There are few things more heartbreaking than seeing your home town devastated by over eleven thousand earthquakes. In a special kind of irony, Lonely Planet named Christchurch number six out of ten top cities to visit in 2013, while the mayor himself has admitted that Christchurch is “munted”. There are whole suburbs of Christchurch that […]

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Reverse Culture Shock: Returning Home after Living in America

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog and honestly, it’s because moving to Australia has been really hard after living in America for so long. Anyone who’s lived overseas for more than a few months will be able to relate to the weird feelings I’ve had after returning from living abroad. This is known as Reverse […]

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My thoughts on the Homeless in America

Six months ago I went out to eat with a friend in the Gaslamp District in San Diego. I’d been here for a year so we were celebrating with some wine and a nice dinner. We were sitting at a table outside people watching as we waited for our food. A few minutes later, a homeless black […]

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