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 …
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 …
The hill in Copacabana is steep, it only takes around 35 minutes to climb but with the high altitude that is not the nicest hike. However this view from the top made it completely worth it.
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 .
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …