Paraty is a little colonial town in Rio de Janeiro state, and is the perfect stopping point when travelling between Rio itself and São Paulo. Continue reading Picture-perfect Paraty – backpacking Brazil
So after a busy couple of weeks in Brazil I’m finally sitting down to write a blog post on our first stop – the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest city – São Paulo. Continue reading Backpacking Brazil: touchdown São Paulo!
The Gilis are three tiny islands, reachable by boat in about two hours from mainland Bali. They consist of: Gili Trawangan (or Gili T), Gili Air, and Gili Meno. Continue reading The Gili island guide
Koh Chang wasn’t an island we originally intended to visit, but because all of the islands further south were being battered by a tropical storm we went in search of the sun. There isn’t heaps to do here, but it’s perfect to recuperate for a few days. Continue reading Unexpected paradise on Koh Chang
Visually Ho Chi Minh was quite different to what I had imagined. I don’t know what exactly I pictured, but after spending a few weeks travelling down Vietnam I didn’t expect to see a skyline dominated by skyscrapers in a city so modern and developed, more so than Hanoi and rivalling even Bangkok. Continue reading Backpacking Vietnam: last stop, Ho Chi Minh City
The first thing I thought stepping out of our taxi from the airport was that Hanoi was absolute madness. We arrived at night but the streets everywhere were lined with people, outnumbered by the thousands of mopeds bobbing and weaving their way through the mayhem. Continue reading Hello, Hanoi!
Tokyo is the one place I’ve wanted to go more than anywhere for my whole life, so there was a lot of pressure on this visit. My expectations were extremely high, meaning there was definite potential for disappointment. Continue reading 5 Days in Tokyo