*This article is part of a three part series on the fear of flying. Coming later this week, I will be asking a pilot (my dad!) some questions about flying, safety and airplanes. We will address some common misconceptions and fears. Hopefully reading my story (and the following advice) and learning more about planes and … Continue reading I Want to Travel but I Am Scared to Fly!
I have cobbled together some bits and pieces of information that might help you if you are planning to do some trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you want to read the story then click here and here! First off, why choose the A.B.C trek over all the other available treks? A.B.C is … Continue reading Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: The Practicalities
Part one of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp left us shivering in Bamboo, so if you haven’t read up until there then go back and do so.From Bamboo to Macchapucchre base camp (M.B.C)By this stage of the trek we had put a strict moratorium on asking our ever-patient guide, Simon, if the trek that day … Continue reading Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part two
Mr. Ahmin's banana pancakes are the only dessert you need on Koh Tao Located on the corner next to the Lotus Resort pool on Sairee Beach, Mr Ahmin's banana pancakes became a staple part of our Koh Tao diets. Every night, Jo and I would venture forth with banana and Nutella pancakes smothered in condensed … Continue reading 10 Things to Know Before You Go: Koh Tao
1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later. 2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity 3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)?4. Do it the “Official Way”. … Continue reading 65 Ways to Travel Better
Koh Tao and Unrealistic Expectations In the months leading up to our big trip, Koh Tao was the place that captured my imagination and fantasy the most. As a scuba diver with salt water in my veins, I dreamt of spending every hour in the water, finning with the fishes, teasing christmas tree worms and … Continue reading Koh Tao
Watch the roads, not the traffic lights This may seem simple, but tourists seem to step willy-nilly out onto the road like they had a death wish. Watch for cars on both sides of the road (and hell, even the footpath) and be aggressive when crossing the road. Be aggressive! Indecisiveness will see you standing on … Continue reading 8 Things to Know Before You Go: Kuala Lumpur Edition
For those of you who are about to venture forth into the wilderness, you'll know that vaccinations are a must for certain destinations. Japanese Encephalitis for Southeast Asia, Yellow Fever for Africa, Tetanus for anywhere with rusty nails... What you'll also discover that in most cases, these shots are incredibly expensive. People who are going … Continue reading How We Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Vaccinations