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A Road-Trip Through Vietnam: An Experts Perfect Itinerary

We recently released a short video of our epic journey through Vietnam on a motorbike. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf1x28v3ucQ&t=5s But how did we do it? Now although driving through Vietnam seems quite a daunting task, this was my (and most other peoples) first time riding a motorbike – so do not fear, its not as scary as it […]

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Cusco, Peru

Dear Cusco, You have my heart. You are the exception to my “I hate cities” rule. I had been waiting for a long time to reach Cusco, and this would be my introduction to Peru as a whole. This area of the world has been calling my name for a long time, with many treks […]

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PILPINTUWASI: SIX WEEKS AT AN ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE

We slowly approached the wooden dock on the beach. “Bienvenidos a Padre Cocha” read the big white letters on the hill. 20 foot collectivo boats lined the shore. People got on and off, carrying groceries and cargo they had purchased in Iquitos. Others stood still, staring and laughing at me as I tried not to lose my balance […]

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A Journey Through The Amazon: How To Get To Iquitos (I’M ON A BOAT)

Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world that is not accessible by road. This leaves two options for your arrival: by plane or by boat. Without knowing this, I accepted a volunteer position at an animal rescue outside of Iquitos – so naturally, this caused some hiccups when I started planning my arrival. Flights […]

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The Ultimate Travel Guide: The Gili Islands

The Gili islands are a small cluster of well…paradise. Situated just off the coast of Lombok and close enough to Bali to inherit its charm, the Gili’s offer pearl white beaches, warm tropical waters and beautifully fresh cooked fish. The horse and carriages replace cars and any other forms of motorised transport, keeping the noise to […]

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Major travel scams you NEED to avoid!

For shady scammers, we are walking ATM’s. As travellers, we all think we are way too smart to get ripped off but unfortunately it happens all too often. On my first trip to India it took all of 2 hours before my friend and I were caught up in the middle of a well-established scam […]

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The (Unguided) Guide to the Santa Cruz Trek & Laguna 69

Huaraz, Peru is an up-and-coming destination for hikers, trekkers, and adventure-seekers alike. You may not have heard of it before (I hadn’t), but it will come highly recommended from all travelers in this area – known for its mountain ranges, glaciers, lagunas and more. The Plaza de Armas is small, but pretty – featuring an old, historic church and artisan market […]

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