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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An Incredible Night in Ho Chi Minh City with Park Hyatt Saigon

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Earlier this year, I celebrated a 25th birthday. It would be the first time I ever celebrated my birthday with a boyfriend whilst overseas, so it took quite a while to decide where we should go. Initially, we thought we’d go to Japan – but the flights were too expensive. Next, we thought we’d go […]

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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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I Love Darwin: An Ode To My Home In The Tropics

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Darwin. When I moved to you I thought that I would need to endure you. I thought that I’d be lucky to last 6 months in such a new and different environment. I thought that my work would be harder. I thought that the humidity would nearly kill me. I was sure that the six […]

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