We have all heard the famous quote/cliché “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey” which has been twisted and reworded in a thousand ways – and many of us would agree. Here are some trips where the transport and the journey really is the destination… Vintage Luxury On A Train There is something [...]
Earlier this year we spent 3 weeks traveling around Sri Lanka, a country with incredible diverse nature and the most charming people. Sri Lanka is so full of surprises and experiences, there are so many things to see and do there that we didn’t feel that 3 weeks was enough. Here is a video we made [...]
Thanks to the nomination from fine fellow travel bloggers Aussie On The Road & Man on the Lam I’ve decided to participate in the A-Z of travel. A: Age you made your first international trip I ended up travelling to the States (technically an international border) at really young age but my first ‘real’ trip [...]
This is a special video I’ve made as part 3 of 3 of an entry to Indiais.org video competition. This particular video is for the ‘India Is Creative’ entry. The music in this video is by Sagnik Basu & Krishnaroop Chakravarthi – Lost Sagnik creative commons.
This is a special video I’ve made as part 2 of 3 of an entry to Indiais.org video competition. This particular video is for the ‘India Is Colourful’ entry. The music in this video is by Sagnik Basu & Krishnaroop Chakravarthi – Dance of Joy creative commons.
For anybody who knows me well (and possibly even those who don’t) it’s no secret that India has left an impression upon me that I haven’t felt travelling in any other country. A couple of weeks ago I received the following message in my youtube inbox: Hey Samuel, Just watched the video ‘Camel Safari Tour [...]
A dream comes true. I’ve been wanting to see the world since I was young. The idea of the unknown, the different, and the unexplored has always been an interest of mine. Travelling the world in 80 days with Cathay Pacific Airways was my opportunity to do just that; to …
The Great Wall is usually the highlight of a trip through China. As far as UNESCO world heritage sites, or wonders of the world are concerned, I think it would rank consistently in the top 10. I said it’s visible from space, but I was just testing you to see …
Here’s a quick look at what you’ll be using for toilets on the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Travel tip: Remember to pack a roll of toilet paper with you at all times when traveling through Southeast Asia as it can sometimes be tough to find toilet paper in restrooms. If you don’t [...]
The making of the infamous banana chocolate pancakes from start to finish in Bangkok, Thailand. Do yourself a favor and head on over to Ram Buttri, the street behind Khao San Road if you’re looking for the best banana pancakes in Bangkok. Banana Chocolate Pancakes – 25 THB = approx $0.80 USD Produced by Pause [...]
Alright…. they were cute. Almost too cute. I couldn’t believe how much the Pandas of Chengdu’s Giant Panda Research base were like I pictured them; round, fluffy, funny and almost like stuffed animals. Once noon hit, these hilarious bears were down for the count. It must be a tough life …
Here is where my 80 days with Cathay Pacific begins. Yangshuo, China is a backpackers paradise. With rooftop bars in the shadows of gigantic lime green karst mountains, it would be easy to fall prey to it’s laid back atmosphere and just watch the lines on the calendar fade away. The traditional …
From the floor of a train, to fishing with cormorants in Yangshuo, the first leg of my trip was spent in rural China. Backpacking through several cities really gave me new perspective on chinese people and culture. The Li River is famous for it’s karst formations, the limestone mountains the jut out of the landscape [...]
Always on a quest to connect with the local culture of the countries I visit, in Laos I decided to take a cooking class with Lao Experiences. In a lovely garden on the banks of the Mekong River, three Lao ladies walked me through the preparation of Mok Pa, fresh fish pounded with local spices [...]
by Jon Rawlinson