Taste Real Thailand, Travel like a Tourist: City Snacking in Bangkok

There’s one thing that travelling has taught me: don’t listen to everything people tell you. Others had painted a picture of Bangkok as a missable city unbearably clogged up with sweat, motorbikes, people, pestering Tuk-Tuk drivers and seedy back-streets.  This … 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

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

Beating Snake Hearts, Creepy Crawlies and Frog Guts: SE Asia’s Gory Gastronomy.

In the Spirit of Halloween I’ve decided to conjure up all the deadly delicacies I consumed around South-East Asia. I vowed to myself to try  EVERYTHING, no matter the colour, texture or life-form, however revolting or repulsive it may be. … Continue reading

Camping In-Outdoors: Overnight Camper Van Spots (and some hostels)

Below is a list of tried and tested campsites and hostels for those looking to travel New Zealand by camper-van. These have all been trialled by budget backpackers who travelled NZ in a self-contained Jucy camper-van from Auckland to Wellington … Continue reading