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Lee Carter

Born and raised in Accrington, UK, Lee has ventured far beyond his hometown, traveling throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, North America and New Zealand. He is the co-founder of Global Goose and as well as writing the occasional rant he can be found tweaking the code and taking photos of amazing things around the world. Lee and Kelly are currently backpacking around Southeast Asia and they have no plans to stop their “Gap Decade” anytime soon.

January, 2013

  • 30 January

    Why I Didn’t Enjoy The Philippines

    It took me a little while to admit it because I am a generally positive person, but after a while I realised that I was not really enjoying myself while travelling in the Philippines. I had heard so many good things and landed in the country with a confidence and pretty high expectations, but after three weeks I was left …

  • 29 January

    A Very Quick Guide to Malaysia

    This very quick guide is a condensed introduction to Malaysia. We have listed basic information and quick tips to help you understand the costs and practicalities of travelling around this diverse land. Visa In our experience getting into Malaysia could not be easier. Most countries are visa exempt and get an entry stamp on arrival at no cost. Nationalities will …

  • 25 January

    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 …

  • 21 January

    How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    Getting a Vietnam Visa in Sihanoukville could not be easier. However, finding up to date information on getting a Vietnam Visa in Sihanoukville is significantly more difficult. As the Visa applications from Phenom Pehn are usually sent down to Sihanoukville anyway if you are in the area it could save you a few days of passport separation anxiety if you just get it done …

  • 21 January

    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 …

  • 20 January

    26 Things I Have Learned While Travelling South East Asia

    Six months in Travelling in South East Asia has taught me a lot. You have strange preconceptions about a place before you visit and it is often hard to make sense of them all until you find yourself there. This is a list of 26 small details noticed from day to day life that I have noticed while living here. …

  • 19 January

    Taking the Ferry from Manila to Boracay – Philippines Travel

    Our first destination out of Manila was Boracay, Kelly had made it very clear to me she wanted to see some beach. While a lot of people choose to fly from Manila to Boracay we opted for the cheaper option of the ferry. To be precise, we took the very budget option of “Super Value Class”  which turned out to be …

  • 15 January

    5 Movies That Will Make You Afraid to Travel

    Can movies make you afraid to travel? Hollywood has a huge role in the general perception of travel and a massive influence on where people decide to go. New Zealand has benefited greatly by being shown off to millions of Lord of the Rings fans and Midnight In Paris (as well as the thousands of other movies about the City of Light) …

  • 10 January

    A Very Quick Guide to Cambodia

    This very quick guide is a condensed introduction to the Kingdom of Cambodia. We have listed basic information and quick tips to help you understand the costs and practicalities of travelling in this wonderful country. Visa The  30 day Tourist Visa on Arrival is available for most nationalities. This costs $20 USD and you will need 1 or 2 passport …

November, 2012

  • 12 November

    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.

  • 8 November

    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 …

October, 2012

  • 10 October

    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 …

September, 2012

  • 21 September

    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 …

  • 11 September

    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 …

August, 2012

  • 7 August

    Dear Hotels, Start Taking WiFi Seriously

    How to get work done, no matter where you are

    “The world has changed,” I tell Kelly, “More people check if a hotel has free Wifi now than if it serves breakfast. “ Of course I have no stats to back this up; it’s more of a feeling. A little over a year ago I was working on the reception at a busy hotel so I know what people ask …

  • 1 August

    Fish For People Who Don’t Like Fish

    After writing my “I Don’t Like Fish” post the website has been getting a lot of traffic from people like myself who don’t like fish. Whilst I am happy for them to visit my site I’m rather bemused to see the search term they are googling. “Fish For People Who Don’t Like Fish”

July, 2012

  • 12 July

    I Don’t Like Fish & The Grief That Causes People

    I don't like fish

    I don’t like fish, anybody who knows me well will know this. It’s not for ethical reasons, I’m no vegetarian. I’d eat Lamb everyday if it wasn’t so expensive! It’s the taste, seafood is just repulsive to me. I have found that people who really like fish, REALLY like fish. When I explain this to them they sometimes appear to …

June, 2012

May, 2012

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