Who doesn’t love elephants? These gentle giants are known for their intelligence, long memory span, close family bonds and playfulness. For many tourists, elephants are one of the greatest draws of travel to South-East Asia where you can pay to interact with them in a number of ways. And who wouldn’t want to get close…… Continue reading Elephant tourism – is it ever OK?
Full Moon Parties seem to polarize people – they’re either top of your to-do list or something you wanna avoid like the plague. I went travelling when I was 26 so, even though I was still up for nights out, I was more interested in the cultural side of things than pure partying. But I…… Continue reading Tips for your first Full Moon Party
1. Check if you need a visa. There are lots of different visas for Vietnam depending on how long you want to stay. Do some research to find out which is right for you. 2. Get your vaccinations and check a malaria map. Visit your doctor and find out what vaccines you need. Vietnam is not as high-risk…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Vietnam
During my year of solo travel I did a lot of overnight journeys by plane, bus and train. I took night trains in India, Thailand and Vietnam, but Vietnam was the place where I did the most overnight train travel. Seeing as I’ve been writing a lot of posts about Vietnam recently, I thought I…… Continue reading Tips for travelling on overnight trains
1. Check if you need a visa. Cambodia was one of the easiest places for me to travel to in terms of visas because I didn’t need to organise one before I arrived (I’m from the UK). Make sure you check the requirements for your country of origin. 2. Get your vaccines and check a malaria…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Cambodia
This originally appeared as a guest post over on Traveller Dave’s blog, but I thought it would be nice to share it on my blog too. Thailand was the second country I visited during a year of solo travel. I absolutely loved it and had such a good time, but of course there were lots…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Thailand
1. Sort out your visa early. People from many countries can now arrive in India without a visa, but I’m from the UK so I had to get one beforehand. The visa process wasn’t as complicated as I’d heard about, but it was more time consuming than the visa application process for some other countries. It’s…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in India