Why Backpacking Is Great For The Soul

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Thai longboat (PHOTO)

The longboat is one of Thailand's most photographed images. I took this photo during a day trip to Koh Phi Phi island which is made famous by the film "the beach" starring Leanardo DiCaprio. While we didn't actually get to visit the beach we still were able to see the...

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Kenyan Kids (PHOTO)

This is one of my personal favourite photos from my three month volunteer trip to East Africa back in 2009. It was taken during our first day after we landed in Nairobi, Kenya. We had a couchsurf organised for a couple of nights there with a local lady, who lived...

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7 tips for cheaper flights!

Everybody wants cheap flights right? Well unless your specifically looking to bump up to first class. Over the past fifteen years, the price of flying has dropped considerably with the dominance of the likes of Ryanair and other similar budget airlines. However, due...

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Serengeti Trees (PHOTO)

My first travel photo here is one I took while out in the middle of the Serengeti, Tanzania back in 2009. For me, whenever I think of Africa I always visualise these canopy tree's as being the symbol of the continent! Anyone who has been to Africa knows just how...

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Where I’m at now!

I realise that I left the blog in a bit of a loop since I last posted an entry on Sept 10th. This was deliberate on my behalf as I hated coming back to it since we had to cut our trip short by three months. As most of ye know, I hurt my back while at the end of our...

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The trip continues!

Its been a rollercoaster of a week since we left Australia to say the least. At this stage I’m very grateful to be still travelling. To continue from where I ended the last blog entry, I managed(only just) to make my way from Brisbane to Bangkok without a wheelchair....

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Australia Week 2: The Outback!

It’s been quite the turn-a-round in the past week for the Australian part of the trip. The first week was a little of a disappointment for us in terms of expectations, but the past week has been the total opposite! We decided after we reached Mackay along the east...

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Australia: Week 1

Its been a quick week since we arrived in Brisbane on August 9th. We were picked up at the airport by one of Florence’s good friends Deirdre Rynn, who kindly took really good care of us for the two days we stayed with her. She made us feel right at home and went to a...

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Australia on the horizon!

We spent our last few days in Koh Samui spinning around the Island on a scooter taking photos of sunsets and whatnot! We managed to circumnavigate the island twice which was well worth the scenic views it produced. The...

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Common scam tricks to watch out for!

Since nothing much has happened here in Koh Samui in the past few days to warrant a blog update, I thought I’d describe some of the local scams that I’ve read and heard about. I know every country has its own scam artists, and I’m not trying to put Thailand in a bad...

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