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Experience Cambodian Temples; Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm

If you are planning a trip to South East Asia, the temples of Siem Reap, Cambodia should be at the top of your “go- see” list. Siem Reap is located in Northwestern Cambodia and is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor. It is steeped in the history of the Kmer kingdom from the 9th […]

Top Food Finds Lisbon

Lisbon is most certainly a foodie city, it is packed with great restaurants offering local cuisine and pastry shops which makes it surprising that Portuguese food isn’t more talked about. Below are some of our finds on our weekend visit to the city in October. Santo Antonio pastry shop R. Milagre de Santo António, N.10, […]

Budapest: Travel Guide

Budapest is a city break that you need to take. We managed to visit for a long weekend in the first week of September while the weather was still pretty decent. This city is full of youthful vibes, alternative nightlife, vibrant street art, delicious food and so much more, making it a great pick for […]

The ‘City of Lights’ tour Paris

Paris is a city you can wander around for hours and hours, with a charming french cafe at every corner, the stunning, historic architecture and famous landmarks, you will not get bored. If you have a short, overnight layover in Paris you must go out and explore the city at night, it’s known as the […]

Morocco Travel Itinerary – 1 Week

So you are trying to plan your trip to Morocco but have no idea where to start or what to include in your itinerary? This is the post for you! Morocco is a country that definitely needs a little bit of forward planning and research on where to visit, what to see, what to wear […]

Why You Should Do a Homestay In Cambodia

(A Homestay is an opportunity for local people to share their culture and way of life with you by offering you bed and board in their own home and you’ll find them all over South East Asia.) Experiencing a traditional homestay in Cambodia was most one of the most memorable moments from my trip to […]

Everything You Need To Know About Travelling To Morocco

Currency Morocco uses the Moroccan Dirham as its national currency. 1 US $ converts to 10 Dirhams. Euro is also accepted as a form of payment by much of the souk owners at the markets and accommodation such as Moroccan Riads and Dars. Budget Excluding accommodation, daily budget comes in at around the US $30-50 […]

Safety Advice for Fez Morocco

If you get a chance to visit Fez, Morocco you will no doubt experience the utter chaos of walking through the Medina, the largest in the world which has over 9,500 sprawling streets and alleyways. So when people talk about getting lost while traveling, this medina will have you in a disorientated mess in seconds. […]

Chefchaouen, Morocco Guide

Chefchaouen also named the Blue Pearl is a breath of fresh air and the perfect town to chill out in after experiencing the hectic cities of Marrakech and Fez. We had heard along the way that many people make the journey Chefchaouen as a day trip but it deserves more time than that on your […]

A First Timer’s Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok was my first stop on my solo backpacking adventure around South East Asia. I made it my starting point due to a cheap flight from Dublin and I would also be joining a group tour through Vietnam and Cambodia from the city. I decided to arrive a few days before to find my bearings […]

Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand

Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park (ENP) was certainly an eye-opening and emotional experience but one of my highlights in South East Asia. You will learn so much about animal rights and the horror of the elephant tourism trade that is unfortunately still so real today in Thailand. I highly recommend anyone interested in helping elephants […]

Coastal Gems of County Cork, Ireland: Nohoval Cove.

Nohoval Cove is a small bay nestled in the coast of County Cork, not far from the seaside town of Kinsale. While it is off the beaten path of the Wild Atlantic Way route, this hidden gem should be included in everyone’s itinerary for travelling around Ireland. The views from the cliffs of eye catching […]

The Best Way To See Pai, Thailand

I had heard so much about Pai from fellow travellers in Laos when I mentioned that I was travelling to Northern Thailand so had to go see it for myself. This is a small hippy village located 3 hours from Chiang Mai and it’s surrounded by nature, hot springs and view points. I can see […]

Laos Yoga Retreat, Nong Khiaw

Whether you are an expert yogi or just casually practicing yoga you should give a retreat a shot! Where better to try one than in South East Asia – people from all around the world have been coming here for the best yoga experience. Laos, PDR (People’s Democratic Republic or also short for Please Don’t […]

Must have Apps for Backpacking in South East Asia

Here is a list of my top travel smartphone app recommendations that will help you to find bargain accommodation, transport, flights,  restaurants and activities and budget your spending around South East Asia. Accommodation Agoda For booking accommodation, download the Agoda app. Create an account and it will find you the best deals on hotels, hostels […]

San Diego Travel Guide

California is one of my favorite states within the US and I first experienced it when I went to San Diego back in 2016 (before this blog existed) for a weekend. In fact, it was my first solo trip here in the states. I fell quickly for the laid back lifestyle people in California possess, […]

How to Spend a Weekend in Chicago

Only in Chicago for a weekend? Below are the things you should do! See the views from The Signature Room at the 95th. Head up to the Signature Room bar on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building on Michigan Ave, grab a cocktail and take in some of the best city views. You […]

6 Things to Do Along Calle Oche in Little Havana, Miami

If you’re exploring Miami you have to head to Little Havana and walk along Calle Oche or ‘8th street’. This is the Cuban quarter of the city and full of character. Although usually packed with tourists, it’s definitely a worthwhile visit to catch a Cuban experience and meet the locals. You will notice straight away […]

Welcome to Miami – Weekend Travel Itinerary

Last weekend was my second time in Miami and just as amazing. Below I have detailed where I stayed and what I did for the weekend in Florida. I booked my flights from Chicago on Tuesday and I was in Miami on Friday – possibly the most spontaneous / last minute trip I have organised […]

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