Tegalalang Rice terraces in Bali
Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, renowned for its arts, traditional and modern dance, dive sites and numerous temples dotted around the island. The tourism industry has been steadily growing for decades making Bali the wealthiest province in Indonesia today. I visited Bali for 10 days, where I made...
floating market Bangkok - plan trip to Bangkok
Image by Georgie Pauwels via Flickr Planning a trip to Bangkok can be a little daunting for first-time visitors, but this five-step travel guide will prepare you in no time. I recommend spending a few days in the Thai capital where you can indulge in excellent Thai food and...
Thai sleeper train
After a full day of sightseeing, our group stocked up on snacks before embarking on our next part of the trip. From Bangkok station, we took the night train to Surat Thani, an 11 hour journey through the South of Thailand. I've slept on quite a few sleeper trains in Europe, but as...
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....
Cockfighting Bali
I never expected to feel unnerved by an experience in Bali. I was drawn to this exotic island for its combination of traditional culture, warm hospitality, stunning beaches and natural beauty and once I had landed in Denpasar, I was captivated. But in central Bali, near Ubud, I encountered a...
Royal Palace in Bangkok
As the plane slowly descended into Bangkok International Airport, I started to grow more nervous. I had just spent a wonderful week at the Elephant Nature Park as a volunteer and was soon meeting up with a new group to start my adventure in Bangkok. I loved my time in...
Bali Beach
The breathtaking island of Bali is one of the best places in the world to discover the thrills of water sports. However, whether you are a seasoned surfer or a scuba diving novice, there are several practices that you should follow in order to make the most of your...