Peru is an incredible country, full of ruins that attest to its full and complex history. But one of my favourite experiences was visiting a living culture on Lake Titicaca. There were five of us travelling together, and we'd learned that we didn't need to book accommodation in advance, we...
South America has had its share of disasters this year. Everyone heard about the floods in Peru which closed Machu Picchu for three months, and only a few weeks later Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes since records began.
"We have to go cycling, it's very Dutch." It seemed like everything we did that day was "very Dutch". Luckily, that was what I wanted, given that we were in the Netherlands, hoping to experience as much Dutch culture as possible.
The Village people of Thailand, are they on your must-see list? They were on mine, especially the long-neck tribes. And that was lesson number one, there is more than the long-necks, there are many tribes and all have their own history and ethnic backgrounds. Some are unrecognised by the Thai...
Four tips to get you on the road; sharper, lighter and faster I will bet you have seen, at some point in your travels or even at home, weary backpackers stumbling along with huge packs on their backs, and possibly at times, large daypacks on the front too.
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A Day Hike on One of New Zealand’s Great Walks Each summer, thousands of backpackers and other budget travelers come to New Zealand for a number of reasons – the sun, the beaches, the hiking, or the many landscapes that New Zealand provides – be it the snowcapped mountains, the...
The sixties and seventies were arguably the golden age of travel for backpacking vagabonds, hippies and soul searchers. I can remember stories about the overland trail to Kathmandu that fascinated me with their richness and mystery.
In a country where speed is measured by how fast your buffalo roams it is not surprising that visitors to Laos suddenly find themselves in a different world, where distances are defined by days rather than hours and fourth gear is just wishful thinking.
Hanoi had been on my radar for a very long time, I knew that it did not have many great sights but it had such a history in the struggle of the Vietnamese people it was a destination I was looking forward to seeing.
Big, powerful and reliable are the gentle giants of Thailand - Thai elephants. With a checkered past and shaky future, these precious beasts are worth seeing while you’re in Thailand, and a cause definitely worth supporting.