The Top 4 Most Beautiful Destinations in Northern Laos

Whenever I am asked advice on where to go in Southeast Asia, I always recommended to try and head to Northern Laos. From the stunning scenery, jungles, mountains and the hill tribe villages, to the friendly locals who are still curious about you, plus the amazingly slow and simple pace of life that has since […]

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9 Cheap things not to miss in Ho Chi Minh City 

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as ‘Saigon’ until 1975) after a long journey from the sleepy town of ‘Kep’ in Cambodia. By contrast, as we arrived off our bus into Ho Chi Minh City we found that we had instantly stepped into a sea of scooters. Attempting to cross the road here made me feel […]

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How I saved £10,000 in less than 10 months to travel the world

So I’m doing a post on this as I’ve been asked about it so many times now. Some call me frugal, some call me tight with money, I say I’m just good at saving money! Back in 2013 I had recently graduated and I had literally no money to my name. I began saving to travel in […]

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16 Weeks in Southeast Asia – What does it cost?

We spent 3 and a half months in South East Asia in 2014 as part of our round the world trip. In this article I will lay out our budget and reveal my total overall spend. Our budgets are Per Person and include everything except – travel insurance, vaccinations, external flights and our Vietnam visa- […]

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Thailand – How to Escape the Crowds

After spending a few days on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan I found myself online, researching ‘off the beaten track in Thailand’. It’s not that we didn’t find the island’s in the south beautiful; parts of the islands were stunning. And we were certainly happy at first to have a few drinks and a dance and spend our […]

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