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Taking the Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

In this article you will find details of how to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay including booking your ticket, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.  There was no way I could go to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and not travel the road to Mandalay. Rudyard Kipling had all but… Read more →

How to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay - booking tickets, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.... Read more →
Myanmar travel guide - know before you go

Myanmar Travel Guide – Know Before You Go

Looking for a Myanmar travel guide? Here’s everything you need to know before you go… Myanmar is unlike any other country in Southeast Asia. Having only opened up to tourism in recent years, infrastructure can be lacking and travel can be challenging but this won’t be the first Myanmar travel blog to tell you that travelling through Myanmar is totally worth it…. Read more →

The ultimate Myanmar travel guide with over 100 tips including costs, accommodation, getting around, food, culture, health and safety and sightseeing tips.... Read more →
Inle Lake Boat Tour

Inle Lake Boat Tour – Things to Do in Inle Lake

Looking to take an Inle Lake boat tour? Here’s a review of the tour I took, things to do in Inle Lake, where I ate and where I stayed. As I watched the sun set over Inle Lake, I caught sight of a local fisherman who was expertly balanced at the back of his boat. In one graceful move, he raised a… Read more →

Looking to book an Inle Lake boat tour? Here's a review of the tour I took with Rickshaw Travel including the best things to do in Inle Lake & where to stay... Read more →
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How to Get a Vietnam Visa

How to get a Vietnam visa used to be a pretty straightforward question – you had to get it in advance, from an embassy. Full stop. However, as tourism continues to increase, the Vietnamese government has begun to adapt. While this is great news because it introduces easier and sometimes cheaper ways to visit Vietnam, the entry rules and methods… Read more →

Find out how to get a vietnam visa - up to date info, cost comparison, official visa links and pros and cons of each way of applying for a Vietnam visa.... Read more →
Tonlé Sap in Cambodia

Tonle Sap in Cambodia – The Trip that Changed my Life

No matter which way I slice it, the beginning of 2010 was a monumentally shit time for me. My personal life had fallen apart and I couldn’t stop crying. My sleeping pattern was in tatters and in the darkest parts of the night I lay in my bed, straining my eyes against the dim bedside light, flipping through travel brochures…. Read more →

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Read how to visit, where to stay and why this trip changed my life.... Read more →
Planning an affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

Planning An Affordable Copper Canyon Tour Itinerary

If you’re looking for an affordable Copper Canyon tour itinerary, read on. The Copper Canyon had been on my ‘bucket list’ for years but, to be honest, fear of straying into Narco territory put me off. Then, one fortuitous day, I bumped into a girl from the Netherlands. She was tiny (smaller then my 5ft self), blonde (so, much more… Read more →

This self-guided affordable Copper Canyon Tour itinerary includes first class train, rooms (inc. luxury night at the canyon) & food for under $350/5 nights... Read more →
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The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Depending on the metrics you use, the Copper Canyon in Mexico is either four or seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. But that difference between four and seven times hardly seems relevant – you just need to grasp that the Copper Canyon is immense and, if you take the train through it, it’s likely to be one… Read more →

Planning a trip to the Copper Canyon in Mexico? This travel guide covers it all from booking your ticket, choosing a route, safety and how much it costs.... Read more →
50 Best Travel Books of all time

50 Best Travel Books of All Time

What is it about a book that can transport you to a new destination in just a few pages? Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming of taking one, picking up a book about travel – or even a book that has such an evocative setting, it has the same effect, it’s one way to travel when you can’t… Read more →

What are the 50 best travel books of all time?From popular titles to some more obscure suggestions from my own travels, these are the best travel books ever... Read more →
Life after being a digital nomad for 5 years (1)

Coming home after being a digital nomad for 5 years…

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. It involves hamstrings and scalpels… Read more →

What's it like when you quit the digital nomad lifestyle after 5 years and finally go home? From the good to the bad and the ugly, here's the truth you need to know.... Read more →
The Things I No Longer Say

The Things I No Longer Say

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →