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Fight or Flight: Our Record With Baggage Weight Checks

Fight or Flight: Our Record With Baggage Weight Checks

My previous, travel-themed post looked at our tips and strategies for keeping our carry on baggage to airline limits. We weren’t necessarily over by that much, we just didn’t want to get any extra, surprise charges. Here’s a recap of some of the experiences we’ve […]

Not Checking In: Managing With Hand Luggage Only

Not Checking In: Managing With Hand Luggage Only

One major thing that’s changed about me travel-wise is that I almost NEVER check in luggage. With the airlines I’m flying, it’s often an extra charge, with a little more hassle. Here’s how I managed to survive my few years of travelling with carry on […]

Bamboo Elephant Family Care Review

Bamboo Elephant Family Care Review

I spent a chunk of time researching a good elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai as my friend and I wanted to have a once in a lifetime experience with the animals. We ended up choosing Bamboo Elephant Family Care for our day and this is my review.

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Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, New York

Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, New York

Even more sugar in New York. My handle really comes into its own in this town. The favourite donut I tried in NYC was from Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. It’s not an overly fanciful store (compared to some of the competition), but it’s […]

Pixxa, Aldgate East, London

Pixxa, Aldgate East, London

There was never any shortage of great pizzas in London, and especially in my home spot of Whitechapel / Aldgate East. It’s a weird area, with all the commercialism creeping up on you. Pixxa Aldgate East is a more standard cafe/ sit-down type of pizza […]

City Summary: Taipei

City Summary: Taipei

The very last leg of my adventure was Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan, or officially, the Republic of China. It ended up being a fantastically cheap way to get back home to Auckland. It was a true feast, in every sense – the flavours, the smells and the sights.

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Mai Thai Market & Bistro, Reykjavík

Mai Thai Market & Bistro, Reykjavík

Everything is so expensive in Reykjavik so all my eating out was restricted to (relative) cheap eats. This strategy did pay off, I found some great stuff without too much damage to the ol’ savings account. One of my highlights was the hearty curry from […]

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

Akha-fellas: a review of Thai Akha Kitchen Cooking School

During my time in Chiang Mai I had wanted to do a cooking class. I had heard they were quality, fun and a good use of time. Being in Thailand another bonus was that it would be much cheaper (than what I would be used […]

Ssam – Korean Dining, Holloway, London

Ssam – Korean Dining, Holloway, London

One of my last dinners in London had me wishing I would change my mind and come back just to feast here again. Nestled on Holloway Road, Ssam Korean dining is a tiny restaurant offering delicious interpretations of classic Korean cuisine.

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