Inside Manila: A Walk Through The Slums Of The Philippine Capital

October 20, 2014

The mud is black.

There’s trash everywhere.

And the smell is…well…the smell is like a mixture of wet clothes and rotten wood. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, but definitely distinct.

I look around at the kids running through the alleys, the women selling ‘useful trash’ such as Read more

This blog is for me, too

October 9, 2014

They say there can be too much of a good thing.

Too much fun. Too much money. Too much travel.

Too much travel? Really?

Yes, really.

As I sit here in my hostel in Quito, typing away on a rainy afternoon, I realise what a tired and jaded traveller I’ve become. I’m in one of the most diverse and Read more

How to research your travel destinations (for free!)

September 1, 2014

I’ve already talked at length on this blog about how to find a cheap flight and how to find the right accommodation. However that’s (usually) only the first step; you still have to decide what to do once you land!

Researching your destination will probably end up taking up most of your time (unless of course, you’re booked on a tour), so it helps to know exactly where to look and how to find what you’re looking for. Continue reading

The dark side of travelling

August 28, 2014

It’s an exciting life, being a traveller. Every day you witness new things, you meet interesting people, you discover new ways of living and you eat food you never knew existed. You find yourself inspired by things you never thought you’d care about, and a new version of you is moulded with every new experience. If there’s one Read more

Solo Female Travel: Chasing dreams with Trisha Velarmino

August 25, 2014

Today’s Solo Female Travel interviewee is one hardcore backpacker. From the volunteering for free beds, to the 30 hour bus journeys, to the exploring small cities in faraway places, she’s really done it all. I thought Read more

Photos of Soi 38: An introduction to Bangkok Street Food

August 21, 2014

While Bangkok certainly has some of the most delectable street food treats in the world, the scene itself can actually be quite intimidating. Several popular spots are hidden far from the comforts of the tourist centres, many stall owners don’t understand English, and Bangkok itself can sometimes be quite a difficult city to Read more