Interview with a Pilot: Air Pockets, G-forces and Getting Hit by Lightning

*This article is part two of a three part series on the fear of flying. You can read Part One here. Hopefully this interview and learning more about planes and flying will help you step through that plane door with a little bit more confidence!* I would like to welcome my dad to the blog … Continue reading Interview with a Pilot: Air Pockets, G-forces and Getting Hit by Lightning

I Want to Travel but I Am Scared to Fly!

*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!

Six experiences under $6 in Kathmandu

1.Visit the Boudhanath Stupa This ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kathmandu. It is swathed in myth and legend and I suggest having a read about the history and purpose of this construction before visiting.The stupa itself is impressive and there … Continue reading Six experiences under $6 in Kathmandu

So, I’m moving to a castle in Germany

Currently I am on a train speeding across Germany. Yesterday I was in Nepal. Last week I had a completely different future. One that involved staying in Kathmandu and then exploring the rest of South-East Asia. Maybe even heading over to China to teach english. Tomorrow I will be living in a castle in the … Continue reading So, I’m moving to a castle in Germany

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part two

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

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part One

Three or four months ago, the slightest hill would leave me puffed and red faced. In fact, I used to go well out my way to avoid even the smallest of inclines. I just hated walking up hills. So why then did you find me walking up, literally, the world’s largest hills just last week? … Continue reading Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part One

Death and culture shock at Pashupatinath

*Warning: Some people may find some of the images included in this article confronting or distressing.  Having lived in Australia for most of my life, I've never really been exposed to death. I've never even been to a funeral. Despite this, I've always harboured a small fascination with the afterlife and the rituals that accompany … Continue reading Death and culture shock at Pashupatinath

Tonsai: Astonishingly beautiful and a little bit frustrating

Leaving from Krabi to Tonsai, I had a few firm expectations about our next destination. Tonsai has picked up a reputation for being a hippie commune as well as an incredibly popular rock climbing spot. I had also heard of the beach's towering limestone cliffs and spectacular sunset. Needless to say, after Khao Sok national … Continue reading Tonsai: Astonishingly beautiful and a little bit frustrating

10 Things to Know Before You Go: Koh Tao

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

Khao Sok and the Quandary of Travel Blogging

* This article gets a bit confusing if you haven't read Adventurous Kate's article so make sure you go ahead and read it and then come back here (Link is below!) We had made the decision to add the little jungle town of Khao Sok into our itinerary after reading the brief description of its … Continue reading Khao Sok and the Quandary of Travel Blogging