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Advice & Tips, Asia, General, Philippines 18th June 2017

Is It Safe To Travel In The Philippines?

Despite a relative lack of coverage in the western media, most people are aware that the Philippines is experiencing some serious issues at the moment. In Manila it’s estimated that up to 8000 people have died as a result of the extra judicial killings designed to stamp out the city’s drug problems, whilst martial law has been declared in the Mindanao region due to terrorist activity.

General, Random 26th May 2017

10 Months On The Road – Reflections

I can hardly believe it’s time for another round up post, the months are still flying by. We’re now 10 months into our travels and as I’m writing this I’m sat in Starbucks in Hong Kong (exotic I know), watching the rain tipping down outside and trying to catch up on some admin. As it’s going live we’re in Manila, which is slightly more exotic but still fairly rainy.

General, Random 18th May 2017

My Recent Reads: Books & Blogs

I had the idea of writing a post like this for a while and have loved reading some similar ones that fellow bloggers have published recently. I think sometimes it’s kind of nice to feel like you’re getting to know the person behind the blog a little more than you normally get to from the standard posts about what they’ve been up to recently.

General, Travel Planning 24th April 2017

A Thailand Update & Some 2017 Travel Plans

Okay, so we’re now halfway through our month in Thailand, which has gone insanely fast, so I thought I’d do a quick update on how we’re getting on. Some of you might remember we set ourselves some pretty big challenges for our time here, and I figured I’d be accountable on the blog and let you all know whether we’ve met our goals or not.

We’ve also just about planned our route home from here over the next 3 months or so to round off our current travels to around a year from when we first left the UK.

General, Random 23rd April 2017

My Favourite Things About Travelling

Time to write another more personal post as I resolved to sound less like a guide book and more like a human being from time to time as I write this blog. So this time I’m taking stock on what I love the most about travelling. I mean, it’s not always easy and it’s definitely not always glamorous. I’ve written about how poor we are, how sick we’ve ended up getting and some dreadful journeys we’ve taken. We’ve been robbed, scammed and had plenty of unpleasant moments over the last 9 months of our worldwide adventures but there’s got to be some reason that we keep going!

General, Random, Thailand 10th April 2017

A 30 Day Travel Challenge from Thailand

There’s something about Thailand that makes me feel weirdly at home. I definitely wasn’t planning to be such a backpacker cliche but it seems to be going pretty well so there you go. Last time we were here was January where we stayed in Chiang Mai and I wrote all about our healthy week there which was more a travel diary than our usual blog posts, and here I go again.

We’ve just arrived on the beautiful island of Phuket where we’ll be staying in a small but perfectly formed apartment for a month to have a bit of a break.

General, Random 4th April 2017

Things I’ve Learnt From Travelling

I’ve seen quite a lot of bloggers writing about things they’ve learnt and regrets they have recently so I figured I’d jump on this band wagon as well. As I write this we’ve been travelling for 8 months and have recently cancelled our flights home as we couldn’t afford the charges for a date change. Good times to think about learning curves as we’ve travelled the world!

General, Random 29th March 2017

8 Months on the Road – Reflections

By rights I should be blogging this post from the UK, after catching our flight home from India 13 days ago… I’m actually writing from a Hello Kitty themed train in Taiwan. We’re heading from Hualien city back to Taipei ready to catch our flight to Tokyo where hopefully we’ll be able to catch some cherry blossoms. Even more exciting is the fact that my mum is flying out to meet us there for a couple of weeks in Japan and as I haven’t seen her for 8 months I’m stupidly excited!

General, Malaysia, Travel Planning 28th March 2017

The Best Things To Do In Penang: Street Art, Beaches & Owl Museums…

Penang Island has to be one of the coolest, most laid back places we’ve visited and totally not what we expected from Malaysia. Whether you’re looking for urban creature comforts like wine bars and posh restaurants, art and culture or beautiful beaches and wildlife you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in this little island as there are just so many amazing things to do in Penang. A short hop from KL by plane (£30 return Air Asia with baggage), or a 4-5 hour journey by bus or train, it’s even cheap and easy to get to.