Asia · Travel

Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

If I asked all of you to choose a place to celebrate Halloween, I am sure that a few places would keep cropping up. Salem, USA maybe, or Mexico for the Day of the Dead. Those were our first thought too. However, in 2011, Mr Fluskey and I took a gamble and decided to spend… Continue reading Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

Africa · Review · Travel

Soaring Above Luxor – Magic Horizons Hot Air Balloons Review

Luxor is the jewel in Egypt’s tourism crown. There are many ways to see it’s famous tombs and temples. The most exhausting being a traditional tour, on foot. The most magical, taking to the skies in one of Magic Horizon’s Hot Air Balloons!

General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Vibrant Varanasi

Writing about vibrant Varanasi has been surprisingly difficult. My memories of this extraordinary place were so jumbled, more a feeling than a narrative. After struggling with this concept, I decided that Varanasi, with its colourful collage of life and confusing lanes, is the inspiration for the structure of this piece. Let’s call it a maze of… Continue reading Vibrant Varanasi

Gear · Review · Travel

Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review

(Disclosure: The Transfer Pack 28l in this review was sent to me to test. All opinions are my own) Recently, I have found myself wandering around shops, looking at new backpacks. I have quite a few but five more can’t hurt can it!? Don’t you find that handsfree travel through a station or airport is… Continue reading Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review

Asia · Travel

Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

If I asked all of you to choose a place to celebrate Halloween, I am sure that a few places would keep cropping up. Salem, USA maybe, or Mexico for the Day of the Dead. Those were our first thought too. However, in 2011, Mr Fluskey and I took a gamble and decided to spend… Continue reading Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

Africa · Review · Travel

Soaring Above Luxor – Magic Horizons Hot Air Balloons Review

Luxor is the jewel in Egypt’s tourism crown. There are many ways to see it’s famous tombs and temples. The most exhausting being a traditional tour, on foot. The most magical, taking to the skies in one of Magic Horizon’s Hot Air Balloons!

General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Vibrant Varanasi

Writing about vibrant Varanasi has been surprisingly difficult. My memories of this extraordinary place were so jumbled, more a feeling than a narrative. After struggling with this concept, I decided that Varanasi, with its colourful collage of life and confusing lanes, is the inspiration for the structure of this piece. Let’s call it a maze of… Continue reading Vibrant Varanasi

Gear · Review · Travel

Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review

(Disclosure: The Transfer Pack 28l in this review was sent to me to test. All opinions are my own) Recently, I have found myself wandering around shops, looking at new backpacks. I have quite a few but five more can’t hurt can it!? Don’t you find that handsfree travel through a station or airport is… Continue reading Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review

South America · Travel

Skylodge Adventure Suites – A Night on the Edge

Browsing through Airbnb, curious to see what was available in Peru, I came across something very special. Mr Fluskey and I were travelling to Peru and I knew straight away that we HAD to book Skylodge Adventure Suites. The Trip Our trip did not start out terribly well. I suffered bruised coccyx just three days… Continue reading Skylodge Adventure Suites – A Night on the Edge

Asia · Travel

Entering Korea’s DMZ – A JSA, Imjingak and Third Tunnel Tour.

Whether you are a “dark tourist”, a patriot or just eternally curious, then this is for you; a day trip into the DMZ, where you actually get to step foot into North Korea. The Morning  It was a very painful awakening when our alarms went off collectively at 06:00. Suddenly, a night of delicious sticky… Continue reading Entering Korea’s DMZ – A JSA, Imjingak and Third Tunnel Tour.

General · Travel

Travelling with a Disability – My Visual Impairment

I have a disability. You can’t tell. I wander around the world enjoying my travels, soaking it all up, but probably missing a lot of the detail. You see, my disability is a visual impairment and so it affects my ability to see well. People often ask me what my sight impairment is called and… Continue reading Travelling with a Disability – My Visual Impairment

Flights · Review · Travel

A Review of Virgin Atlantic 787-900 Upper Class LHR – HKG

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class cabin is their top most cabin offering. It is listed as a business class cabin and so lies somewhere between British Airways Club World and First Class (just as a comparison).