Tag Archives: backpacking

27 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

Travel can be expensive. Keeping costs down on the road can make a huge difference to your bank balance and even prolong your trip! Here are my favourite tips and practical ways to save money while travelling regardless of your budget!

8 Reasons Why Travelling Alone Is Good For You

Travelling alone can seem scary and overwhelming. While many would like to try it, going on that first solo trip can be a daunting experience – what happens when you get lost or start feeling lonely? Yet, solo travel is one of the most rewarding ways to see the world.

8 Great Things to See and Do in Marrakech

Marrakech sights

Here is a list of some of the best things to see and do on your visit to the Moroccan capital.  Let me know if I have missed anything out in my list of Marrakech sights in the comments!

Get lost in the Marrakech souqs

Wandering around in the Marrakech souqs is an essential Moroccan experience, so put away your map and dive in.

Ouzoud Falls: Escape to a Moroccan Oasis

Ouzoud Falls

We heard it before we saw it, the rumbling sound of the waterfall just underneath us. We followed the path and soon got our first glimpse of the cascades in all their glory, carefully peering over the edge into the valley, watching the water plummeting into the river below.

7 Best Places to Eat and Drink in the Marrakech Medina

There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in the Marrakech medina. From curb-side stalls selling bread and orange juice to open air restaurants serving the finest Moroccan food to upmarket cocktail bars, Marrakech medina has options for all tastes and budgets.

Where In The World? – Koh Chang, Thailand

 

Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island,  isn’t on many first time visitors’ bucket lists. While tourists flock to Phuket for their package holidays and backpackers do the obligatory island hopping on the “Banana Pancake Trail”, Koh Chang’s white sandy beaches are still relatively unspoilt.

Cycling Hidden Bangkok: Khlong Toey and Bang Kra Jao

Those that have been following my updates on Facebook would know that I have become somewhat of a keen cyclist on my latest trip to Thailand. Not because I cycle at home – I don’t even own a bike – but because I like being active on my travels and think that exploring on two wheels is one of the best ways to get a feel for a place.

Cruising Around Koh Chang Archipelago

Koh Chang Archipelago Cruise

Koh Chang Day Cruise

The speedboat appeared from around the corner and made its way to the beach, hopping across the waves. We jumped on and a couple of minutes later were climbing onto the deck of Thaifun’s boat where we were due to spend the majority of the day cruising around Koh Chang and the nearby islands.

5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Things To Do In Paris

There is never a shortage of things to see and do in the City of Love. From grand palaces and celebrated art museums to beautifully landscaped gardens and romantic walks along the Seine, Paris is teeming with opportunities for exploring. However, there is a lot more to the city than the usual suspects of Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacré-Cœur so I decided to try and get off the beaten track on my latest visit to France’s eclectic capital.

Where In The World? – Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Lantau

Lantau

Lantau

The biggest island in Hong Kong also happens to be one of its most scenic. Only a ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Lantau offers an alternative HK experience. The island’s twisting roads take visitors through dense forest, up mountains and past picturesque beaches and settlements.