Of all the experiences I was most nervous about in Nepal, I have to say, doing a homestay (i.e. staying with a local family) was probably one of the biggest. There was no rationale to my nervousness either. I just had no idea what to expect and after being so used to being in control … Continue Reading

As it turns out, the rain the started off at the square, didn’t last very long at all and so off we were exploring Lumbini again, this time headed for Maya Devi Temple, the exact spot where Buddha was born. Remember how I said, that there were temples all over Lumbini donated by different countries? … Continue Reading

After two nights in Chitwan, it was time to say farewell to this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site and head off in search of more of Nepal! Our next stop was a very important one for Buddhists, not just in Nepal, but across the world – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, the birthplace … Continue Reading

For how hot Chitwan is during the day, it does tend to cool off considerably come night time! So much so that getting a good night’s sleep comes very easy. The next morning, we got up bright and early and pretty much rushed through breakfast – eager to make the most of our time in … Continue Reading

Chitwan (in Nepal) is absolutely scorching hot! Like we’re talking high 30sC which hits mid-40s thanks to the humidity! Oh, that humidity is one of the fiercest we’ve ever encountered on our travels – almost impressively so! Chitwan National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famed one-horned rhino (officially … Continue Reading

Our trip to Nepal was one that we’d been looking forward to for months before we arrived! The very idea of visiting Nepal evoked images of amazing conquests (thanks in large part to this being the gateway to Mount Everest… and some of the world tallest tallest mountains) and just a general sense of mystery … Continue Reading

Tokyo is one of the most iconic cities in the world and one of the buzzing cities to visit in Japan. That being said, it’s a totally vast city with so many of the best things to do in Tokyo scattered all across the different neighbourhoods.  Far-flung from its small fishing town image (about 200 … Continue Reading

Bali is one of those islands that that conjures up thoughts of beautiful beaches, tropical forests, historic temples and incredible volcanic vistas… and rightly so, it’s gorgeous. Honestly, there are so many incredible and best things to do in Bali that are dotted all across the island. For so many reasons, Bali really surprised me. … Continue Reading

Imagine the hive that is a global city like, London, then times it by 100! That’s what Mumbai is like. Filled to the brim with incredible culture, historic buildings and the most amazing food, there is so many of the best things to do in Mumbai across the whole city. Obviously, if you’re heading to India, … Continue Reading

So many aspects of India is ingrained in our societies today, especially with some many of the best cities in India having such influence around the country. It comes as no surprise then that when we start thinking of destinations to travel to, India pops up quite quickly. The thing is though, India is a … Continue Reading

Now, although Shanghai isn’t the capital (that honour goes to Beijing), it’s certainly the biggest city in all of China. This all makes it an epic place to explore, especially with a heap of the best things to do in Shanghai that are dotted all across the city.  Shanghai has pretty much everything you’d want … Continue Reading

There is a reason that Kyoto is one of Japan’s top cities to visit when exploring the country. As a city, it’s pretty vast and there’s a whole heap of amazing places to see and the best things to do in Kyoto when you visit. In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice!  Truth be told, … Continue Reading

Japan is a pretty incredible country to explore, with so many incredible places to see. That being said, Japan also has a huge mix of amazing cities to visit that you should definitely make time to explore. This is why I want to share some of the very best things to do in Osaka on … Continue Reading

I Like to think of myself as a kind of ‘glass half full’ kinda guy. I endeavour to see the silver linings in mistakes and the possibilities to learn that comes from having negative experiences. That being said, some things are just what they say on the tin. Negative. I’ve struggled to write this post … Continue Reading