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Baja California Road Trip Itinerary Mexico

Your Ultimate Baja California Road Trip Itinerary

Oceans, mountains, valleys, desert, giant cacti, whales, sea lions, tacos and beaches – taking a Baja California road trip down Mexico’s famous Ruta 1 (Route 1) gives you a lot to play with; over a thousand kilometres of coastline to play with, in fact. I visited the Baja California peninsula for the first time a few years ago but I… Read more →

Guide to a Baja California road trip in Mexico driving from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas including things to do in Baja California, driving tips and safety.... Read more →
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How To Go Wine Tasting in Ensenada

Want to know how to go wine tasting in Ensenada? Want to know which vineyards to visit, which wine tour company to book with, where to stay and what to do in Ensenada? You’ll find it in this guide. Step into any bar in Mexico and the drink of choice is overwhelmingly beer. Which may explain why Mexican wine is… Read more →

A guide to how to go wine tasting in Ensenada, which vineyards to visit, which tour company (with 10% off), where to stay and what to do in Ensenada.... Read more →
Myanmar Itinerary and Places to visit in Myanmar

Myanmar Itinerary – Places to Visit in Myanmar

In this article you will find out how to plan your Myanmar itinerary. At the end, I include a suggested: 7 days Myanmar itinerary 10 days Myanmar itinerary 2 weeks Myanmar itinerary 3 weeks Myanmar itinerary I’ll also give you a run down of the main places to visit in Myanmar, tips for getting visas, taking transport and booking accommodation in the… Read more →

How to plan your Myanmar itinerary including the main places to visit in Myanmar and suggested itineraries for 7 and 10 days and 2, 3 and 4 weeks in Myanmar... Read more →
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The Best Bagan Pagodas – Which Ones to See

There are thousands of Bagan pagodas – I know, because I’m pretty sure I saw them all. Ok, maybe not but swinging by almost 20 of them made it feel like I’d seen every pagoda that exists in the city. While it may have been exhausting at the time, it gave me a good basis for comparing the various temples. From… Read more →

Guide to the best Bagan Pagodas including the biggest, the best, some hidden temples and a local map to help you plan your sightseeing in Bagan.... Read more →
Things to Do in Bagan

Things to Do in Bagan – The Land of Pagodas

In this article you will find out the best things to do in Bagan, Myanmar – the land of pagodas… Once upon a time, Bagan was under a siege of development. Between the 11th and 13th centuries over 10,000 temples, pagodas and monastaries were built in the city. Today, around 2,000 of them still exist; all crammed into a 13… Read more →

A list of the best things to do in Bagan including temples, hot air balloon rides, hiking mount popa, sunrise, sunset, where to eat and where to stay.... 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 Tour – Things to Do in Inle Lake

Looking to take an Inle Lake 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 sinewy… Read more →

Ultimate guide to how to take an Inle Lake tour, the best things to do in Inle Lake Myanmar, what to see and where to stay, including Inle Lake photography.... 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 →
3 days in Hong Kong

3 Days in Hong Kong – What to See and Do

Want to know what to do when you have 3 days in Hong Kong? Read on… On my first visit to this Asian cultural hub, I was so jet-lagged that my 3 days in Hong Kong were a blur of sights, snacks and somewhat insane sleeping hours that culminated in me ordering breakfast with a beer in an Irish bar… Read more →

How to spend 3 days in Hong Kong including where to stay, where to eat and drink, how to get around and a day by day itinerary for visiting Hong Kong.... 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 →