When to Splash Your Dosh on Nosh in NZ

My friends and I didn’t choose to ride a garishly green and purple Jucy camper-van (reminiscent of Scooby Do’s Mystery Machine) to turn heads, in fact, these vans do scream “BACKPACKER’S-BELONGINGS-INSIDE!” and did result in ALL of our possessions being … Continue reading

How to Make the Most of 6 Days in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Plans, itineraries, pre-booked accommodation- they’re all for holiday-makers. spontaneity is what sets backpackers apart from other travellers. However, when you’ve booked return flights which are bleakly approaching and you still have two whole countries to devour in no time, decisions … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like A Tourist: Chiang Mai’s Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre

Chiang Mai: a transition from beach-bumming, an escape from the oppressive humidity, a place to enjoy a sudden decline of high-school flashpackers and where street meals over 20THB are a thing of the past. The jittery 20 hour sleeper train … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Pho(get it)

On the 3rd January I visited Pho in Soho on Wardour Street. This restaurant is named after Vietnam’s national dish, Pho is noodles and often beef or chicken in a stock that takes hours of preparation. The soup is served as … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Koh Samui, Finding Comfort in a Curry

Koh Samui wasn’t my cup of green tea. Areas such as Chawang and Lamai are heaving with neon lit back-allies where you’ll be greeted by a swarm of ladyboys attempting to pull you into bars that attract male westerners, sharing … Continue reading

A Big Thank You from a BIG Mouth (Liebster Award)

BIG thanks to Natural Euphoria for nominating me for a Liebster Award, it really does mean the whole (small) world to me! I can’t even believe that people are taking the time to read my blog, let alone give me … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Full Moon and Sweet Sticky Rice

Before I reached Koh Phangan I approached the thought of The Full Moon Party (FMP) with strong ambivalence. The FMP is affiliated with horror stories of drug over-dosing, rape and even death which had left me wondering whether I should … Continue reading