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Semuc Champey, Guatemala – A Scary Bridge Crossing

This old wooden bridge in Guatemala, is safer than it looks. I know this as it didn’t look too safe to cross on foot. Little did I know we would be crossing it in a bus.  I took this photo a little before we crossed, I was amused at how unsafe it appeared, at this point I didn’t even realise that …

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5 Years of Travel in 100 Photos

Lee and I have spent most of our time travelling and working abroad since we met in New Zealand in 2009. When we met, we were backpackers with Working Holiday Visas, taking whatever jobs we could find to keep our travels going. These days, we have established an online income via writing and travel blogging, which allows us a lifestyle …

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Travel Photo – Peruvian Beauty

As I was editing my photos from Colca Canyon this one really stood out. The ladies were selling fabrics and scarves at the top of the lookout where people come to see the condors. The colourful traditional dresses and stunning mountains really struck me, if nothing else this was really good practice for Machu Picchu .

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Budapest’s Ruin Pubs in Photos – Drinking in the History

Getting drunk in an old abandoned factory might sound a little dodgy, but in Budapest it’s the hip thing to do. The Hungarian capital is known for it’s historic “Ruin Pubs” – which are bars that are made from old tenement houses and factory buildings that were once doomed to be destroyed. These old buildings haven’t been renovated very much …

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Vientiane in Photos – Laos Travel

Pha That Luang - Vientiane Laos

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos and it has a very different feel than most capitals of the world. It has a real small town atmosphere rather than the feeling of a city. I suppose Laos does not really have cities, just small towns and villages with seemingly more temples than cars. Many backpackers don’t spend much more than a couple …

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Photo of The Week: Riding Elephants in Thailand

elephant riding in thailand

After all the Chang I had been drinking I realised that the two elephants on the beer bottles logo were the closest to the real thing that I had seen in Thailand. When the opportunity arose to go riding Elephants in Thailand, I could not refuse. Getting on was tricky, we were on a raised deck and had to climb …

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Photo of The Week: Magellan’s Cross, Cebu City, Philippines

magellans cross

This is one of those instances where the story behind the photo is much better than the photo itself. Everybody has seen a cross before, right? Yup Magellan’s Cross isn’t that spectacular, its just a big cross housed in a small chapel. You cannot even see the cross as it is encased in an even bigger tindalo wood cross due …

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Photo of The Week: Hong Kong’s A Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong - A Symphony of Lights

A Symphony of Lights was somthing we were really looking forward to. As we only stayed one night in Hong Kong we only had one chance to see the famous harbor show. We rushed down from our scary hostel located in the notorious Chungking Mansions and made it to a great vantage point on the Avenue of Stars just in time for the …

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Beautiful Boracay in Photos – Philippines Travel

When people at home read about our lifestyle they assume that we spend all of our time relaxing on white sand beaches in paradise. Of course this is not always true. However, sometimes it is. During our recent travels through the Philippines we stopped for a while to enjoy Boracay, which is the quintessential holiday paradise island. You can walk …

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Why Photographs are the Best Souvenirs

Souvenirs are a big part of travel, whether you buy them from a shop in a busy tourist area or a friendly local gives you something to remember them by. Whenever you have been somewhere amazing, you want to have a physical reminder to show your friends and to keep for yourself so that you can reminisce about your trip.

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A Guide to the North Borneo Railway – Our Day on the Tracks

We spent a day on the old North Borneo Railway (now called the Sabah State Railway) a 134KM stretch of track originally built in the 1890’s. Train travel is one of the types of transport that I really enjoy.  The scenic routes taken by trains often offer views you would never usually see.  Our day started early, as we wanted to do the …

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Visiting Orangutans in Borneo

visiting orangutans in borneo

It was feeding time and we were waiting patiently. Every time a gust of wind caught a branch we would direct our attention and focus our eye. We were visiting Orangutans in Borneo in the jungles  just outside Kuching. In the distance the trees started rustling just a little  more, people started to point and that’s when I spotted it. Swinging …

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Exploring the Beautiful Malaysian City of Melaka in Photos

As we rode in the taxi from the bus station to our hostel, Melaka impressed us at first sight. It’s colourful pinkish-red buildings and brightly decorated trishaws with blaring music and fake flowers got us excited about spending some time in this UNESCO World Heritage City. Melaka is a great city to walk around in because although it is a …

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Photo of The Week: Singapore

Singapore skyline

It looks like a hurricane has blown a cruise liner on top of a skyscraper, but this amazing structure was actually built this way. The Marina Bay Sands is one of the most impressive buildings in the Singapore skyline and it is the most expensive casino property in the world with a value of $6.5 billion USD. This ridiculous resort …

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Taiping Zoo – My First Ever Visit to a Zoo in Photos

Taiping Zoo was my first ever visit to a Zoo.  I have always loved animals and people found it hard to believe that I had never been to a Zoo.  At 24 years old I figured it was about time I changed this.I was in Taiping and had a few hours to kill in this pleasant small town in Malaysia (which frankly …

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Photos: 48 Hours in Washington, DC USA

In June 2012 we spent 48 hours in Washington DC before catching our flight to Bangkok. We really enjoyed walking around the monuments and seeing the sights of this beautiful city. We believe Washington DC has a lot to offer every type of visitor, from families with kids to couples to solo travelers. It is easy to navigate, has countless …

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