My Sri Lankan Bucket List

By | September 7th, 2011|Sri Lanka, Travel, Travel tips|

Having spent a couple of months living and teaching in Sri Lanka, I feel I got to know the country quite well during my time there.  When not teaching over the weekend, I would set out with friends to explore what this amazing country had to offer.  In short I feel in love with Sri Lanka and [...]

My Top 5 ways to save some £’s in London

By | September 1st, 2011|Budget Travel, Top 5's, Travel tips, What to do in London|

Like a lot of capital cities, London aint cheap (say that bit with a cockney accent for authentisity reasons), I should know as I was born here and call it home. The aim of this post is to provide information about ways visitors to London can save a bit of cash on things such as [...]

The time I got scammed, Sydney 2006

By | August 24th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I probably didn’t have the best of timing when I arrived in Sydney looking for a job just 10 days before xmas. However come early January when my bank card was screaming at me due to exhaustion, I scored a job as a removals man ... or so I thought. The ‘chance’ meeting I met my [...]

Travelling Blues: A guide to overcoming the blues

By | August 11th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

Maybe I sound like an idiot for sinking so low after my first travel experience, but it happened and I can’t change that now. I hope no one does have to experience those same feelings I described in my previous post Travelling Blue: My personal account, but if you do hopefully the below will be of [...]

Surviving long haul journeys

By | July 4th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

I’m large, fact! I’m 6ft 2’ and have a waistline that seems to have a prolonged bloatedness about it. This combo does not bode well when in transit for long periods of time. If I have too long to think about how uncomfortable I am I can start to go slightly mad. That’s why whenever [...]

What to look for in a hostel

By | May 13th, 2011|Hostel Life, Travel, Travel tips|

Unless you’re flash packing and living it up in swanky hotel rooms, hostels will no doubt be your accommodation of choice whilst on your travels, but with hundreds around, how can you tell which are good and which are bad?  With that question in mind, here’s a list of a few things you might consider when [...]

Dorm Room Etiquette

By | April 20th, 2011|Hostel Life, Travel, Travel tips|

If you’ve never slept in a hostel dorm room before, the first few nights can come as quite a shock.  There are a few unwritten rules that the majority of backpackers stick to, unfortunately there are those that step out of line on occasion.  Familiarise yourself with the below and you’ll be on the road to [...]

The pro’s and con’s of hostel life

By | April 18th, 2011|Hostel Life, Travel, Travel tips|

Hostels aren't for everyone, they quite often don't afford you a lot of quality sleep, some people aren't comfortable with sharing rooms with strangers, expensive items have been known to go missing ... BUT! ... there are some really great things about hostel life, why not give it a go? Pro's Generally cheaper than hotels, [...]

Getting over homesickness

By | March 29th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

Waving to my parents as i was walking towards baggage check at Heathrow airport i’ll admit it, I was a wreck.  I was excited by 12 months away from home, but I couldn’t comprehend how I was going to survive it.  12 months sounded like a life time at that point. Touchdown in Sri Lanka [...]

Travelling Blues: My personal account.

By | March 11th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

When I got home from my first travelling experience in South Africa I was lost, totally and utterly.  I didn’t see the travelling blues coming, but when they did they hit hard.  I’ve now discovered it’s not uncommon to fall down after such a high, and there is help out there.  That is also the [...]