Back when I was a young teenager, I remember sitting in the car one morning with my Mum on the way to school. The night before I had just watched an episode of South Park, where the guys were sent a starving child from Ethiopia and then took him to a buffet, but kept stealing his food as he was about to eat it. While obviously just Read more
This month in the SFT series I’ll be chatting with a traveller who’s certainly covered her fair share of the globe (definitely more than me!). On the road solo since 2012, she’s no stranger to travelling alone and hopefully she’ll have a few stories and advice that you guys will find Read more
If you plan on spending any amount of time on the road you’re going to be introduced to hostel life sooner or later. It’s just a part of being a backpacker.
Now, I know some of your right now are screwing your nose up at sleeping in a backpackers’ dorm room, and if that’s the case, you’ve probably Read more
Learning Mandarin seems to be the global craze these days. People from every corner of the world are flocking to China and many universities have entire campuses dedicated solely to the teaching of Chinese to foreigners. International students are spending thousands of dollars to live and study Mandarin in China’s top institutions, Read more
I usually pack quite light when I travel, but there’s always things I forget now and then. The items on this list are things I’ve forgotten at least once, and at times that’s gotten me into trouble somewhere along the way.
If you’re putting together a packing list for an upcoming trip, make sure you add Read more
Yes, we are back!
This series was a huge success last year and so I’m excited to let you know I’ll be running it one more time. Seven more female nomads, seven more interviews. I’ve got some amazing interviewees lined up for you this time and I’m sure you guys are going to love it (Read more
The plane hits the pavement. I look at the clock.
Check-in for my next flight closes at 11:45.
I do the math slowly in my head. 54 minutes to get through customs, collect my bags, and make it upstairs to check-in.
Well, it should be easy peasy, except for one Read more
I’m not sure what brought me to Okinawa.
I’d heard it was kind of cheap, sunny, laid back, and just a little bit different to the rest of Japan. But we hadn’t really planned things. We just kind of ended up there.
Of course, I’d done a bit of Read more
As we walked around Tokyo’s Akihabara district, wandering through video arcades, toy stores, and a rather popular six-storey sex shop, my friend turns and says to me, “Oh, and we should definitely have dinner at a maid cafe!”
A maid cafe?
Sure, whatever that is.
What followed was Read more
About 15 years ago, I visited Tokyo with my mother for a two week trip. At the time I was about 12 or 13 years old, and the first thing I noticed were the lights; big colourful lights towering over me, as if I was walking through some kind of human pinball machine.
Next was the people; crowds and crowds of people, packed like Read more