Kick Boxing Spectacle in Thailand

Drumbeats and screeching horns heralded the fighters into the ring in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They bowed to the audience and prayed in their corners, then they went through a series of moves; part warm ups and stretches, part strutting intimidations and part dance. They met in the middle, bowing a wai to each other, and […]

7 Reasons to Visit Cambodia

 Tucked away between Vietnam to the East and Thailand to the west, is Cambodia – aka “the Kingdom of Wonder” – an over-looked destination for those trotting around Southeast Asia. So why should you deviate from the usual trek and visit the Kingdom? After 15 months of living here, the perks are obvious.  1.      Food is cheap. A decent […]

Lima, Peru after Dark

Tonear, hacer la juerga, parrandear, chupar, chelear, ser jaranista: The list of Peruvian slang for “drink” or “party” is seemingly endless. And with good reason. In Lima, the festivities start on Thursday night, with “after office” (i.e. happy hour) gatherings in bars and restaurants, and continue into the early hours of Sunday morning, when the bedraggled jaraneros stumble home to sleep off the night’s […]

The Haciendas of Chincha, Peru

The transatlantic slave trade in Peru was as cruel as it was anywhere. Pitiless owners, appalling living conditions and malicious torture are all themes concurrent with the disgraceful period of the country’s history. The haciendas of Chincha, on the south coast of Peru, are vestiges of this time and, although today some now function as guesthouses, […]

White Water Rafting in Lunahuana

Lunahuana is only a few hours south of Lima, but it’s so green and gorgeous, it’s like you’re in a completely different part of the country. The clean air hits you as soon as you step off the bus. It’s a small town, the main street is full of bars, restaurants, places to stay and lots and […]

Take A Brew-Vacation: Beer Festivals Around The World

We’re all agreed, nothing looks better with a moustache than a foaming pint of beer. From blonde lagers to malty ales, whatever gets your beer buds turned on, you’re guaranteed to find a quality brew to match your taste (and moustache) in any of the following cities: Prague The locals of the Czech Republic capital, […]

Travelling With Your Dog

Since the introduction of the pet passport it has been possible to travel on holiday with your dog if your destination is within the EU or is an approved country. Kennelling a dog whilst you are away can be very costly and many animals experience trauma as a result of the separation and so taking […]

Greatest Temples in Myanmar, Burma

  Yangon Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, is known both for its colonial-era architecture and its religious sites. Undoubtedly, the two most famous and frequented Buddhist sites are Shewedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda: Standing atop Singuttara Hill, Shewedagon is a commanding large shiny golden pagoda. It was built in the 6th century and rebuilt several times […]

Extreme Sports Venues in Myanmar

Myanmar Geography Offers Many Extreme Sports Venues   With its decision to rejoin the community of nations, Myanmar made a daredevil leap to the front pages of the world. This is good news for extreme sports enthusiasts. Myanmar’s dramatic landscape offers athletes some exciting venues that have been pretty much off limits till now.   Heli-skiing is a sport […]

Trekking in Peru: the Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek

   If you’re one of those people who love to hike but aren’t so enamored of camping, this may be the trek for you. It’s also the perfect alternative for couples who disagree over the degree of romance attached to sleeping in a tent. Trekking to Machu Picchu is a great way to get the most out […]

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