Backpacking in the Philippines: 5 Reasons why Cebu City Is One of The Best Places to Visit Every Summer

Looking for a place to visit for your summer vacation? Cebu City is the perfect choice for your next adventure. This city has a lot to offer a traveler looking to make lifetime memories. Check out just some of the reasons by Cebu City should be number one of your list of summer destinations.    Sumptuous Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: 5 Reasons why Cebu City Is One of The Best Places to Visit Every Summer[…]

My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city I wrote about a few times before and on my travels, it’s the only city outside the U.K. that I have visited in each of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. That;s five years in a row – ridiculous. Bizarre when the previous 33 years, I neglected it completely as I Read more about My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey[…]

Backpacking in India: The Golden City of Kanchipuram

   A witness to numerous cultural, historical and religious events, the ancient city of Kanchipuram (or Kanchi) is situated on the banks of the Vegavathy River. It was popular as the capital of the Pallava Empire between the 4th and the 9th century. Located just about an hour and a half away, Kanchipuram is easily accessible by Read more about Backpacking in India: The Golden City of Kanchipuram[…]

Backpacking in Vietnam: Top 5 Memories

Vietnam Visa and Things You Need to Know

If you are foreigners and want to visit Vietnam, you may be required to apply for Vietnam Visa. In this post, we would like to provide you with useful information on Vietnam visa application. We hope that this guideline will be helpful for your trips. Vietnam Visa exemption There are some countries in the world Read more about Vietnam Visa and Things You Need to Know[…]

Backpacking in India: My Best Five Memories

It took me a while to arrive finally in India. I was 35 years old and it was my 113th country to backpack. I look back fondly on my time there, as right now it feels like the last time I truly enjoyed backpacking. I wasn’t to know that back then. 1.Arrival in Delhi – Read more about Backpacking in India: My Best Five Memories[…]

Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories

Being based in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015 (give or take a few side trips and jaunts around the world) allowed me to see most of Asia, and as of August 2017, there are only 6 recognised Asian countries I have yet to visit (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Maldives). I was so busy working, Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Lonely Planet Guides on Your Travels

If you have followed my journey the last 10 years on here, you will know that I love to be the tourist, every day of my life. I am a very spontaneous tourist who ventures anywhere and everywhere I can. “If it exists as a place, I’ll go there” – Jonny Blair. I am a Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Lonely Planet Guides on Your Travels[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram in. But my liver subsides as I get older. I’m not going to tour 20+ bars in a city in a few Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia[…]

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