Praying Mantis Vs Cat – An Epic Battle

Back in 2013 on one of our previous trips to Thailand, we headed to the luscious island of Koh Phi Phi off the coast of Phuket. It was here that we came across a mantis insect in full battle with a cat. The scene did draw a lot of attention from tourists and even the...

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Travel Tales with Dave from TravelDave.co.uk

This week's travel tales post features our good friend Dave Brett from TravelDave.co.uk. We met Dave when we arrived in Chiang Mai back at the start of March and we quickly became friends. Have a read of the interview and you'll see what he's been up to....  ...

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Atacama Desert: The Driest Place on Earth

We love a good ol' dry...hot....isolated desert! Over the past few years we’ve visited the likes of Death Valley, Nevada, the Queesland outback in Australia, and the Sinai desert in Egypt. The extreme sense of isolation and temperature change coupled with vast...

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How to get an Indian Visa in Chiang Mai, Thailand

With our trip to India looming closer and closer, two weeks ago we decided to take action in respect to getting our visas sorted. At that time we still had about 7 weeks or so left in Thailand, but after reading the hassles that other travellers had with getting a...

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The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail – Book Review

Last year we did a two day hike to Machu Picchu while we were in Peru. It's kinda mandatory that if you visit Peru, you've got to witness one of the truly awesome places on the planet! However, we spent a lot of time researching and looking for the best tour guides to...

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10 Cold Hard Facts About Running A Content Business

It doesn’t matter what career path you go down or which walk of life you choose to enter, there are likely to be harsh realities involved and, in most cases, you’ll have to find out about them yourself and learn the hard way. As with most things life, whether it is...

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Songkran: The World’s Biggest Water Fight

***Video montage of the festival is at the bottom of this post - Jump to view here!*** If you arrive in Thailand during the second week of April without doing your homework on the various different Thailand festivals, you will be in for a BIG shock!   You check...

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Bolivian Cholitas and The Secret of the Bowler Hats

Since its invention in 1849 in London, many famous people have been sporting bowler hats. You may recall the likes of Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and even Mr.Potato head from Toy Story 2 wearing these types of hats. However, none of them...

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Backpacking Scams: The distract & Grab in Ecuador

There I sat in Quito, Ecuador with an egg McMuffin in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Needless to say I was a happy girl. We were 2 weeks out from the end of our 7-month backpacking trip in South America. Having explored the beauty of Machu Picchu and the...

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Finding an Apartment In Chiang Mai

When we arrived in Thailand back on March 2nd we already had our destination pre-planned. Chiang Mai was in our sights once again as a base for a few months to relax after our 7-month trip around South America last year. This city has definitely captured our attention...

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