The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

For those who can’t be bothered to read the “stories” bit, I’m explaining my route and writing a “suggestions” at the top of this post, I hope it’s helpful: Route I went from Calgary > Lake Louise > Jasper > Banff > Calgary; but you can start in Calgary and finish in Jasper Airport asContinue reading “The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Before we begin… [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

We all talk a lot about our travels whilst you’re doing it and after we’ve come back, but very few people talk about what happens before you go (unless is to talk about how to pack, what to buy etc). I could talk for days about that as I’ve had my fair share of challengesContinue reading “Before we begin… [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

If not now… then when?

In exactly one month I will be going on my next adventure, and even though I don’t usually write before going travelling (only during or after), this adventure deserves an introductory post. Let’s face it…. the past 2 years have been a bit of a shit show…. Covid, shit Brexit Deal, a “closer to home”Continue reading “If not now… then when?”

Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I’m still trying to get my head around Hong Kong. I feel like you’ve got two options here… you come for 3 days and do the touristic bits only, or you really have to come for a week or more to properly get it. It’s impossible to explore the islands and the amazing hiking inContinue reading “Hong Kong – to be continued… [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got back to Hanoi at around 5.30am after taking the night train. Once again, was pestered by taxi drivers who literally went to the platform and aggressively started knocking on the windows of the train and screaming (asking) if you’d want a cab. I basically walked for 40min to close to the office whereContinue reading “Hanoi + Halong Bay – A sweet goodbye [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek)

I’ve been really excited and looking forward to come to Sapa . Although it’s low season and the rice terraces are not all green, it means less people, less rain and a hell lot of hiking. So I booked the Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek with Sapa O’Chau, the only travel operator in VietnamContinue reading “To My Mai – O’Chau (Muong Hoa 3 day homestay trek)”

Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and S-21 (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

This is a difficult one to write about and it won’t be long. Yesterday (31st Dec 2019) I visited the Killing Fields and the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh. The Killing Fields are the place where the most barbarous, cruel crime committed by the ultra Communist Khmer Rouge Regime during 1975-1979 took place. About 20,000Continue reading “Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and S-21 (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum) [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”

A letter to Mr. Koko [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

To Mr. Koko, a tuk tuk driver from Siem Reap, Cambodia, who speaks 5 languages but was never taught how to read or write. Mr. KoKo who has 3 children, likes beer and hearing to very (very!) loud music on his Tuk tuk. To Mr. KoKo who learns about the Angkor temples on YouTube soContinue reading “A letter to Mr. Koko [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”