Tag: travels

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 […]

Losing my shit in Athens: A pickpocketing tale

Losing my shit in Athens: A pickpocketing tale

I should count myself lucky to have completed so many travels already without any dramas. But on the second and last days in Athens I had not one, but three pickpocketing-related incidents. It tarnished my experience of the city and caused quite a panic. I […]

City Summary: Patong, Phuket

City Summary: Patong, Phuket

I ended up spending a week in Patong, Phuket and this was more time than I really needed. It’s amazingly cheap, but the resort town is too touristy and a lot too loud for my tastes. Read on for my summary of my time on and off the beach.

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Ukraine Tourist Visa for New Zealanders and Australians

Ukraine Tourist Visa for New Zealanders and Australians

I’m writing this post from Kiev, where I managed to slip in a week before my journey home. Ukraine was a country that seemed mystical, and a bit more faraway than the rest of Europe. It’s one of the few European countries you need to […]

Check Up On It: Sam’s Travel Checklist

Check Up On It: Sam’s Travel Checklist

Because it’s the eve of my very first vacation of the year, I’m spending my evening freaking out about making sure I have everything organised. It’s not an exactly relaxing thing, this holidaying. There’s so much to plan and book and even one error can […]

World Vision: Lessons from my past travels

World Vision: Lessons from my past travels

With spring time on our corner, it won’t be long until I start the first travels of my year. And I can’t share just how excited I am! Lots of new cities, a few favourites and plenty of new eating and snapping opportunities. So before I get onto all of that, I’ve been spending my wintery evenings working on my travel scrapbooks and reflecting on all my past travels. I’ve learnt so much along the way. Every city had taught me something about myself, the experience of travel and other, general, life lessons.

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Pack Mentality: Travels with Hand Luggage Only

Pack Mentality: Travels with Hand Luggage Only

I find a quiet joy in the simple art of packing. For most of my trips, I endeavour to keep to hand luggage only. This helps in quite a few ways. At the airport it means not having to check in bags, so you can […]

Dublin My Vision: Highlights of the City

Dublin My Vision: Highlights of the City

Last year I spent a July weekend in Dublin, the capital of Republic of Ireland. It’s a fascinating city with a chequered history, populated with some of the most resilient yet delightful people you’ll ever come across. Culture, food, nightlife and history. Read on for […]

Green Wings: Tips for Sustainable Travel

Green Wings: Tips for Sustainable Travel

One of my other passions in life is sustainable travel: how do we make our mark on the world without leaving our mark on the world? It’s clear that the world is changing, and there are little things we can do in all aspects of our lives to be more green. Travel is one of the biggest ways to experience the impact of these changes, as well as one of the areas where there’s lots of room for improvement.  Here are some tips on how to make your next travel a little more green without much fuss.

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