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!
For most people who love live music, Glastonbury is the pinnacle of the festival world, and growing up I was desperate to experience it for myself. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to buy tickets, I finally got lucky a few years ago, and my eyes were opened to the magic of Glasto. Continue reading Why I love Glastonbury Festival
Kuala Lumpur was never in our travel plan, but we ended up booking a spontaneous stopover for two days on our way from Thailand to Bali, and what a decision this turned out to be! Continue reading Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
When I imagined holidaying on a Thai island I pictured sunbathing, snorkelling, and cocktails on the beach; however this wasn’t to be the case as our bad weather curse struck again, and we instead had four days of intense rain and flash floods before we made an early exit! Continue reading Koh Phangan, and how to have fun on a flooded island
After my first visit to Bangkok a couple of months ago I was less than impressed, but I don’t mind giving second chances, and because of it being the main transportation hub in South East Asia I’ve found myself in and out of the city loads. Continue reading Surviving your first visit to Bangkok!
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