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The Road Less Travelled in Morocco

The Road Less Travelled in Morocco

To Casablanca or not to Casablanca, that was the question. With 10 days to get from Rabat to Marrakesh and no plans, I had a big decision to make as our group headed in two different directions. Should I go north to very traditional Fez with its UNESCO medina and then to ride camels in … Continue reading

The Pull of Porto

The Pull of Porto

I’d been dreaming of moving to Spain ever since I got home from my university exchange in 2006. So naturally the first long weekend I got when I finally did move to Madrid, you’d imagine I’d spend it somewhere in Spain, right? Wrong. Thanks to some cheap Ryanair flights, a little bit of arm twisting … Continue reading

A Day in Segovia

A Day in Segovia

Living in Madrid means living in the most land-locked location in Spain. Like me however, the Romans had a great appreciation for water and one of their most well kept ruins in this part of the world is the aqueduct in Segovia. Only about 2 hours from Madrid by bus, you feel like you’re entering an … Continue reading

Soaking It Up in El Nido

Soaking It Up in El Nido

It’s not every day you go to a place recommended to you by people who have never been themselves. It’s even less common that it becomes your favourite place on your three month trip. But that’s exactly how we ended up in El Nido (well that and a couple of flights and a 6 hour … Continue reading

Oh Otres

Oh Otres

Travelling in the low season isn’t always the best time to travel. There’s a reason why the high season is so popular to travel. But for us, travelling in the low-season to Otres, in the south of Cambodia, was one of the best things we did. Sure the wind was strong, the sky was often … Continue reading

The Streets of Phnom Penh

The Streets of Phnom Penh

I never really knew what to feel about Phnom Penh while I was there, I felt on edge most of the time. Whether it was the stress of trying to cross a street (or walk on the footpath), whether you were getting patted down by a group of street kids (keep your valuable out of … Continue reading

On the Road: Madrid

On the Road: Madrid

I’ve recently moved to Madrid, so I’m not sure if it really counts as On the Road or not. Anyway, here are a few photos to give you a taste of my life and where I’m living nowadays. The Plaza Mayor, where Ana Botella recommends you “have a relaxing cup of café con leche.” The … Continue reading

Taking It Slow in Vientiane

Taking It Slow in Vientiane

Waking up to rain pattering gently on the windows, the Italian guy across the aisle asked “Vientiane Centrale?” Arrivals aren’t very well announced in Laos, I noted. “If it is, it’s pretty different to Milano Centrale,” I responded, noting the red dirt-turned-mud that our bags were being thrown on to from the safety of their … Continue reading

Stop Bugging Me, Chiang Mai!

Stop Bugging Me, Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai is a city of temples, monks, hippies and wanna-be hippies – but that’s not what caught my attention in this sweltering northern city. Searching for accommodation in a post-night-train-stupor (read: very broken and jolted-sleep), it was almost standing on a dead scorpion that woke me right up and reminded me just where exactly … Continue reading