Backpacking in Ecuador – 3 week itinerary

Backpacking in Ecuador - 3 Week Itinerary

Our 3 weeks in Ecuador were jammed packed and took me far out of my comfort zone and into a buzz of adrenaline and happiness. We didn’t even expect to love Ecuador as much as we did, but the country was beautiful. So much so that little Ecuador quickly joined Bolivia in being our favourite 2 […]

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Lagoons, volcanos & salt flats: 4 days travelling Bolivia’s unearthly southwest

Lagoons, Volcanos & Salt Flats: 4 Days travelling Bolivia's unearthly southwest

The Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat spans further than the eye can see until the horizon disappears at the end of it,  then there’s the lagoons that shine strange colours from red to green and blue, some are filled with flamingos, and snow capped mountains and volcanos rise above them creating picture perfect mirror reflections. […]

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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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My Ultimate Morocco Itinerary

Morocco is a country of variety. It’s possible to travel from snow capped mountains to huge orange sand dunes in a single day. From ancient architecture, donkeys & carts and crumbling medinas to shopping malls and luxury resorts on tree lined streets, I truly believe that Morocco has something for everyone. For us, we wanted […]

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The Versatile Blogger Award – My Second Blogging Award!

I created Zo Around The World back in April 2016, as a fun way to write about my travels so that I would never forget all the amazing places I have travelled to, as well as to help and inspire others who want to travel there too. I decided my blog niche would combine 2 […]

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How to travel Malaysia on the cheap

Malaysia is one of the more expensive countries of the Southeast Asia region. It almost feels like 2 totally different countries; the Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, separated in half by the South China sea. We visited the Peninsula Malaysia in December 2014, it certainly felt more ‘western’ than it’s bordering county of Thailand and it’s not […]

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I’ve received my first award – The Liebster Award!

I've received a Liebster award!

This week I received my first ever blogging award – The Liebster Award. In case you’re wondering what on earth this is, the word ‘Liebster’ means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, cute, endearing, valued, welcome… and the award is given to new bloggers by bloggers. I was so happy to receive the news that that the lovely […]

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My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in India

India is one of my favourite countries in the world. Around every corner there is something new, every moment a new surprise, every day a notepad of new stories. India surprises you, it amazes you, but most of all, it leaves you craving to travel there again and again. I stepped foot in India for […]

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The Fairy Tale Land of Cappadocia – A Budget Travel Guide

Cappadocia is a place that should be on every travellers bucket list. It’s scenery is like no other and even when you’re there, it’s weird and wonderful landscape is hardly believable. These rather odd looking geological formations are otherwise known as ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and at night, you can even sleep inside one. How to Get There A popular way to […]

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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, deep jungles, remote mountains and the ethnic hill tribe villages, to the friendly locals who are still curious about you, plus the amazingly slow and simple pace of life […]

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