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La Réunion: A touch of France in the Indian Ocean

La Réunion: A touch of France in the Indian Ocean

There is an English saying, “you can’t see the forest of the trees”. It means, you’re so caught up in the details that you can’t see the big picture. With La Réunion, it’s actually the opposite. The landscapes are so lush and green that you […]

Paraty & Ihla Grande

Paraty & Ihla Grande

Paraty (pronounced Parachee) is a pleasant, colonial town (and a UNESCO heritage site) situated on the Costa Verde which lies on the coastline of Rio de Janeiro state. Its historic centre, in which no cars are allowed, consists of cobblestoned streets and pretty historic buildings. […]

Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Cancun was not the gawdy place I imagined it would be – Cancun City proper, that is. The Cancun resort area was just as horrible as I imagined it to be. The beaches were dirty and gritty, made worse by the strong winds that were […]

Tulum

Tulum

After Campeche, we spent a night in the awful Playa Del Carmen. It probably would have been better had it not been raining since we could have gone to the beach or visit Cozumel, but alas, it was raining very hard. The day was spent […]

Indonesia – Bali

Indonesia – Bali

Denpasar We arrived here at 9 pm on New Year’s Eve with no accommodation booked. We knew it would be tough to find a room since we had called many hotels earlier to no avail. We walked in the area by the bus station and […]

South Thailand – shopping, booze and debauchery

South Thailand – shopping, booze and debauchery

Being in Thailand a second time was like returning somewhere familiar yet foreign at the same time. The great street food, shopping and Thai friendliness were there, but it also occurred to me that Thailand is the strangest country I have ever visited. The sheer […]

Back on the North Island

Back on the North Island

After 5 weeks on the South Island, I made it back to the North Island. I stayed in Wellington for another 3 nights. I thought about staying longer but the city lacks any good hostels – in fact, they are downright disgusting. I visited Napier […]

More photos of South Korea

More photos of South Korea