I’m always shopping around for good deals when i’m looking at booking a trip. I often get quotes from travel agents as well as pricing up building the package on my own, and often find flight prices cheaper on skyscanner than quoted by agents, and using booking.com to look for hotels too. I’m naturally drawn … More Booking your backpacking trip yourself
It’s been a long time since I last posted, almost a year in fact. After getting back home from our travels I found it difficult to find the time to write and finish the last few posts about our trip. My main focus after getting back was finding a job and returning to the swing … More Life After travel…..
About a year ago some work colleagues and I set ourselves a challenge to visit 30 different countries before we are 30. There’s a #30before30 tag on instgram which currently has over 25,000 pictures of others trying to achieve their goal. One particular day at work we all downloaded the ‘been’ app, an app which … More 30 before 30 challenge
I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at the age of 12. That was very nearly 13 years ago now and it’s safe to say I haven’t always had great control over my diabetes. 12 is quite an awkward age to be diagnosed with a condition which requires constant blood glucose monitoring, injections etc. … More Did travelling help get my diabetes under control?
A selection of my favourite pictures from our travels
What is the most beautiful part of Europe? Is it the old cities with their long history and big castles? Or is it the beautiful countryside? It all depends on what you are attracted by. For us, there is nothing more beautiful than Northern Europe. The Scandinavian countries are especially beautiful. The introvert people, their … More Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way
After our experiencing our first night in the capsule, we made our way to Akihabara (aka nerd central) to see for ourselves the array of manga, anime, video games and electronic components. We weren’t disappointed and saw everything from collectable Pokemon cards to glasses with video cameras mounted in the frames. After being dragged around … More Crazy things happen in Tokyo – Things to do
Our flight from Bangkok Don Meung Airport to Narita Airport in Tokyo took just over 5 hours. We landed at around 7:30pm to pitch black and freeing cold conditions, something which we definitely haven’t been used to over the last month. Taxis are very expensive in Tokyo, with a cab to our hotel … More Narita Airport to Tokyo and a Capsule hotel
We only had a few days remaining on our Vietnamese Visa, and a flight back to Bangkok booked for December 1st, so unfortunately we only got to spend 2 nights in Hanoi. We thought initially this would be fine, as we read a lot online about how much like Ho Chi Minh City it was, … More A brief stay in Hanoi
We opted to stay in Ha Long to do the Ha Long Bay Tour, rather than stay in Hanoi and do the 4 hour each way bus journey in one day (which seems to be quite a popular option). We took a flight to Hai Phong, then a 40km public bus journey to Ha Long. … More Staying in Ha Long and Ha Long Bay Day Tour