Exploring The Silver Pavillion and Gion District


After a wonderful morning exploring the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, it was time to head to Gion District to down some Japanese tucker, spot some Geisha impersonators and wander the streets. Gion is known for being the one of the last Geisha districts remaining in Japan. In this area, several hundred […]

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Budget or Luxury Travel: Why Not Do Both?


When it comes to travelling, everybody does it a little bit differently. Despite what some snobby travellers would have you believe, there is no right or wrong way to travel. During a few interviews recently I have been asked what my style of travelling is – specifically, when it comes down to it, do I […]

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Fushimi Inari: By Day and By Night


First things first, I would like to say a big warm welcome to the Japan series! In September I spent some time exploring the amazingness that is Japan and I am so excited to start sharing all of my stories, pictures and adventures with you. There are a whole bunch of Japanese travel related posts […]

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How To: Make The Most of Your Hostel Experience


For many travellers, hostels are the preferred form of accommodation. There are a tonne of bonuses toΒ hostel living, but there can be a few inconveniences and difficulties too. However, a little knowledge and a smidge of forward planning can make any hostel better. Here are a bunch of easy way to improve your happy little […]

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Hotel Review: Metropolitan by COMO


Once it was time to leave the wonderful Point Yamu by COMO in Phuket, I had to make my way back to Bangkok for a short nights rest before departing on an internationally bound flight the following day. My flight from Phuket to Bangkok with Thai Airways was overbooked and a total nightmare. Picture this: […]

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8 Must Have Experiences in the Maldives


Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, just a stones throw away from Sri Lanka – the Maldives is one of the most naturally incredible places on Earth. A haven for honeymooners, beach bums, surfies, underwater explorers and anyone who has spent too much time watching National Geographic documentaries, the Maldives really does have […]

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A Shoddy Day in Phang Nga Bay


I loved my stay at Point Yamu by COMO. As a hotel, it was pretty close to perfect – the food, design and service were all wonderful. However, if I could change anything about the hotel, all I would change would be the destination itself. If you picked up Point Yamu and put it on […]

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Travel Love, Lust and Flirtation: Stories of Romances on the Road


This post is a little different from what I usually write about, but variety is apparently the spice of life, so why not mix things up? Relationships on the road are an interesting breed of love affair. Though travelling is one of the most amazing things a person can do, it brings about a lot […]

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It’s that time again, time for another edition of Ellen Eats. This time, I was gutsing my way through a few resorts in Thailand. Such a hard life I lead! The first resort I visited was the beautiful Soneva Kiri. You can read about the stunning resort itself here, here and here, but today we […]

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Point Yamu by COMO: Part II


After spending a while checking out the incredible design features of Point Yamu by COMO, it was time to settle into my Bay View Pool Suite and suss out all that it had to offer. It is evident when moving throughout the suite and throughout the entire hotel, that the inspiration for the interior design […]

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