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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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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Travels in Transylvania – A 6 Day Itinerary

For months I’d been dreaming of being up in the mountains of Transylvania; medieval castles perched steep in the rocky mountain tops surrounded by misty clouds. Villages of cute little houses where people still ride on horse and carriage. Medieval towns with cobbled pebble streets, pointy church tops and colourful old houses with wooden shutters […]

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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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What is it like staying with an Akha Tribe in Laos?

To experience something “truly authentic”. Surely that’s one of the main reasons why we travel? To completely understand a local culture that’s different to our own and experience their way of life. To immerse yourself in how others live; to eat like them, sleep like them and travel like them. And the more different, the better; That’s […]

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A Working Holiday in Australia – What I Did Wrong

Throughout our travels, we often came across people who have made travelling their LIFE – they have been travelling for years and years. They don’t ever want to go home. The world is their home. I was intrigued, how can they afford it? One way to do this, obviously, is to stop and work in […]

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