Magical Bagan: exploring the land of ancient temples

Myanmar is described as the land of temples and pagodas for good reason and Bagan is perhaps the epitome of that description. This is my experience exploring Bagan including practical tips and information.

Mandalay: the city of pagodas and friendly locals

Mandalay was the perfect entry point and introduction to Myanmar. It’s much quieter and more laid back than Yangon, despite it being the second biggest city in the country, and the people are extremely welcoming and eager to practice their English with you (as I would soon find it).

Happy Hampi

They call it Happy Hampi and I could definitely see why. It was a laidback village amidst a bizarre landscape of giant boulders and ancient temples. It reminded me a lot of Petra in Jordan where you weren’t really restricted as to where you could go and you could scramble up boulders and hills to … Continue reading Happy Hampi

Rio de Janeiro: the marvellous city

To only spend three days in Rio de Janeiro is tough. It’s a giant city, with many different neighbourhoods spread out over the hills and between the beaches on the Brazilian coast. Three days is simply not enough but I gave it my best shot at ticking off at least the ‘must-see’ sights without rushing … Continue reading Rio de Janeiro: the marvellous city

Bus travel in Morocco: it’s all about the journey and not the destination

Let me give you an insight into what bus travel is like in Morocco: it's never on time, it's crowded, it's hot, it's chaotic, it's dangerously fast sometimes and above all it's entertaining. When I wanted to catch a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes the journey time went from being 5 hours to 9 hours. … Continue reading Bus travel in Morocco: it’s all about the journey and not the destination

The islands of dreams, glamour and too many selfie sticks

The Greek Islands are a destination to dream about. It's the unique and iconic white and blue buildings, the sandy beaches and blue ocean, the fresh seafood drizzled in olive oil, the donkeys climbing the steep and skinny paths from the docks and the idea of kicking back and living the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. I … Continue reading The islands of dreams, glamour and too many selfie sticks