Backpacking in the Philippines: Bohol and Cebu in 2 weeks

Backpacking in the Philippines - Bohol and Cebu in 2 weeks

The few weeks we spent in the Philippines was beautiful, like a relaxing holiday from travelling that I didn’t want to end. It’s cheap and a bit rough around the edges in places. But beautiful in every single sense of the word. With over 7000 islands to explore, it’s not got a standard backpacker route […]

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How to visit Machu Picchu as a day trip (without going on a tour)

How to visit Machu Picchu as a day trip (without going on a tour!)

So we made the decision not to do a multi day hike to Machu Picchu. We didn’t fancy a tour either. With the altitude leaving us short of breath just walking around Cusco and Shaun suffering with the flu, we actually didn’t fancy doing much walking at all. So it didn’t take us long to […]

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How to visit Casablanca as a day trip from Rabat

Casablanca is Morocco’s biggest city and is located on the Atlantic coast, not far from the capital city, Rabat.ย It has a very different feel to Rabat, it is lots bigger and busier (although we didn’t find it overly hectic at all).ย We felt that this big, major Moroccan city was definitely worth a visit to see […]

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A Budget Travel Guide to Marrakech

Our 3 week trip to Morocco started in Marrakech. I didn’t know what to expect from Marrakech, at all. But it was certainly not what I expected. I’m pleased to say it was better. It was dark when we arrived in the densely packed walled Medina, and it’s true when they say that Marrakech will […]

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A Budget Traveller’s Guide to Istanbul

Istanbul rose to become the 5th most visited city in the world in 2015. During my first ever visit to Istanbul this summer it was easy to see why. Not many cities can keep Shaun and I fully entertained for just under a whole week and our days were still packed full, plus we left […]

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My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in India

India is my favourite country in the world. Around every corner there is something new, every moment a new surprise, every day a new story. India surprises you, it amazes you, it also may scare you, but most of all, it leaves you craving for more and has the power to make you fall in […]

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What to Expect at a Turkish Hamam

It was the end of our time in Turkey and we decided we wanted to try a traditional Turkish bath, known in Turkey as a ‘Hamman’. It had been 7 years since I had last been in Turkey; I didn’t join my friends on the day they went to a Turkish bath and although afterwards […]

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