Pho, Bahn Mi, Bicyles + Pagodas | Falling For Hoi An

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Hoi An is one of those cities that people seem to only ever speak about with glowingly positive reviews. Everyone I talked to about Vietnam had told me how much they loved Hoi An and as a result, I was really looking forward to my time there. Luckily, Hoi An is the kind of place […]

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A Last Minute Dash to Machu Picchu

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I had no intention of visiting Machu Picchu. I had decided that it would be too expensive, too touristy and too much of a hassle. Whenever I told people this as I made my way through Peru, I was met with incredulous cries of “you must be kidding” or “don’t be a dickhead” but despite […]

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A Day Exploring Maras and Moray

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When I travelled to Peru I had no plans to visit it’s most famous site – Machu Picchu. I was running low on cash and I was convinced that getting there for a day would be too hard and too expensive. Instead, I decided to visit the ancient ruins of Moray. It was a lot […]

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Dune Bashing, Sunsets and a Stunning Oasis: An Amazing Few Days in Huacachina

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Once again, I found myself having low expectations. Huacachina looked so amazing in pictures that I was pretty seriously convinced that it’d kinda be a scam. I thought it would be so overcrowded and touristy and not at all like I’d hoped. It was definitely touristy, and moderately crowded, but actually, Huacachina ended up being […]

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Peru Hopping to Paracas and Isla Ballestas

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I knew very little about Peru when I arrived in Lima airport. I had spent so long researching and planning my time in Argentina and Antarctica that Peru had kind of become an afterthought. I had no idea what to expect, and honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. I don’t know why, but for some reason, […]

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3 Days of Haggis and Hilarity at the Edinburgh Fringe

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I have always loved Edinburgh. It was the first foreign city that I truly fell in love with, and that first love is certainly not easy to forget. So, when I was planning my long haul flights and where to arrive in to, I knew I had three days to kill before flying to Iceland, […]

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Hello Patagonia! Trekking To Laguna Torre

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Looking back on the day I trekked to Laguna Torre in Argentinian Patagonia, it fills me with such a wide variety of thoughts and emotions. It was a day that ended up with me getting a violent case of food poisoning (the only time this has ever happened) and blisters on my feet that were […]

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Getting Absolutely Soaked at Iguazu Falls

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I am not a stranger to waterfalls. I live in the Top End of Australia, and believe me when I say that we have more waterfalls than you can poke a stick at! However, when the opportunity came up to see one of the largest and most magnificent waterfalls in the world, there was absolutely […]

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16 Things People Have Said To Me Upon Learning I’m A Midwife

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Over the many years that I’ve been travelling, I must’ve met thousands of new people. When you meet this many people, you get very used to doing the whole introduction, get to know each other kinda thing. One of the first questions people ask is what you do for a living. I am a midwife, […]

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