Bangkok City

For my first time in Asia, I flew into Bangkok and as soon as I stepped out of the airport, I was met with the humid atmosphere of Thailand. I was in Asia! I could barely believe I had travelled to a new continent. Everything was new - every sight, sound, smell and touch was... Continue Reading →

The Strangest Trees in the World

The wax palm tree, stretching up to sixty metres into the precipitated air of Valle de Cocora (Cocora Valley), Columbia, is perhaps one of the most strikingly peculiar tress of all time. Although it's much taller than a palm tree you might find at Palm Springs in California, it still retains the same girth, making it... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Need to be Rich to Travel

Don't listen to the all-money all-corporate entity that is, the tourism industry. Their very existence depends on you, the consumerist, to buy their all-inclusive packages, buy-one-get-one-free tours and commercialised cruises. You DO need to be wealthy (and gullible) to buy into these, but the concept of travel is something that stretches far above and beyond... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan

When asked about the 'Stans' of Eastern Europe and Asia, most people seem to assume that they're all lands laden with barren deserts and dusty roads that flatten the landscape - but Kyrgyzstan is certainly no Afghanistan or Libya - it's a nation overloaded with craggy ridges and rustic mountainscapes. The landlocked country, located in Central... Continue Reading →

K2 – The Mountain of Death

"Blinded by altitude sickness, his mind and body seemed to crumble in slow motion due the starvation of oxygen to his brain on these menacing slopes. 'Dark days are coming', he whispers to himself as he inexorably staggers and stumbles helplessly down the precipitous abyss of the mountain" - K2 survivor Any form of derivative... Continue Reading →

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