El Nido, the Philippines So, that next test I briefly alluded to in the last post? Well, I better hope that I’m really over my broken leg, because I’m about to tackle much harsher terrain than the city streets of Japan… Third largest island on the planet. One of the oldest rainforests …read more
Beware the tourism industry. Anytime we travel, we’re constantly told that we need to both do and buy something to truly experience the place we visit. Entrance tickets. Outdoor activities. Quintessential meals. Packaged day trips. Organised tours. Gone to Paris and didn’t visit the Eiffel Tower? Visited Peru and didn’t hike Macchu …read more
It’s that retrospective time of year! 2011 has been amazing, to say the least, and as 2012 is just around the corner, I thought I’d take a minute to look back on some of the adventures that really stood out. This list is in no exact order, but all 11 of these …read more
We don’t get much of a sunset here in Seoul. You might catch a few clouds changing colours above your head as the night moves in, but once the sun dips down towards the horizon all the colours and all the light are lost between the towering apartment blocks and the haze …read more
Chill in warm wood-toned bars with a hookah at hand. Play poker til late in the common room. Party, a lot. Steel yourself against exhaustion and wake up early for an adrenaline rush. Watch others first… …and then jump. Explore one of the only white-sand malls you’ll ever find. Spend your time …read more
Breakfasts of fresh fruit. Walkways lined with giant shells. Memories and travel stories. Memories and local stories. Fruit shakes all day, every day. Colours and trikes. Kiosks overladen with vegetables, soaps, dried fish and spice. Freshly machete’d coconut and afternoons on the sand. And this exact vista, here.
You might think you’re a world traveller. You might think that you’ve seen other places, that you’ve experienced other cultures, but still, sometimes, your own sheer ignorance will surprise you. I didn’t know much about Manila when I landed. I’d planned to immediately fly out again, but due to some scrambled bookings, …read more
I just got back from 16 days of swimming, snorkeling, partying, dancing, cliffdiving, island hopping, chicken bus riding, tropical paradising, sunrise catching, firefly watching, cave exploring, murderer meeting, fire spinning, late-night snogging, midday chilling, raw food detoxing, outdoor yogaing, and moonlit jamming under the Milky Way in the middle of the jungle …read more
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