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Taiwan Itinerary: 7 Days in 4 Destinations

In recent years, Oli and I have been trying our hardest to slow our travels down. Rushing through a country means you have less down time (exhausting), more time spent in transit (no fun) and everything begins to blur into one, which defies the point in visiting so...

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‘I Remember…’ | Travel Edition | Part 1

I've recently discovered a new love for creative writing and have been lucky to join two writing groups here in Vietnam where I can exercise my writing skills in new ways. One of our most recent prompts was simply 'I Remember'. Based on the cult classic of the same...

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Expat Life in Hanoi: The Best and The Worst

Expat life in Hanoi, at its worst... The sky hangs heavy, drooping to touch the tips of lonely towers. A jacket, a waterproof, a mask, a helmet, visor down, and still the air gets in. Dreaming of a home where no one would usually rather be for the weather... The wind...
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What Driving Sh@#$y Bikes in Vietnam Has Taught Me about Life and Travel

Living in Vietnam, you won’t get very far without renting, buying or borrowing a bike. Whether you go for a giant automatic that resembles a spaceship, a classic traveller Win or Wave or something in between, you quickly become accustomed to zipping down tiny alleys...
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Moving to Vietnam; Finding a Teaching Job in Hanoi

In this series we are outlining our tips for moving to Vietnam, to help you get set up and settled in as quickly and easily as possible. Our first week has almost seemed too easy and we are already loving expat life in Hanoi! In this post I'm going to talk about...
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Don’t Miss the Side Trips on the Annapurna Circuit

I’ve given you the lowdown on which towns Oli and I enjoyed the most along the Annapurna Circuit, towns we think shouldn’t be missed and now I want to describe a couple of the day trips and detours that shouldn’t be left out either. The circuit alone is stunning...
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The Korea Guide is Here, Available to Buy Now!

Korea Journey Handbook Our first guidebook is now available to buy!   After a year teaching, travelling and blogging in South Korea, we have a lot of passion and knowledge for travel within the country and decided to put that to good use by creating our own...
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Sokcho Beach Camping, Or Adventures in Avoiding the Korean Military

You know a destination is a great one when you can still fall in love with it even in the worst weather. With only a day and a half of sunshine over our five day weekend at the beginning of June, Sokcho became that place for us. There was just some thing about that...
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The Best Towns on the Annapurna Circuit

The major reason Oli and I travelled to Nepal was to hike the famous Annapurna Circuit. A 200+ km journey through the Annapurna region of the Nepali Himalayas and one of the worlds most beautiful hikes. As I mentioned last week, the lure of these mountains went above...
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Memory Lane Monday- The joy of getting stuck in Southern Ethiopia

One of the many incredible things about travelling is the times that should, technically, be awful but magically turn out to be, well, magical. Travelling in Southern Ethiopia is hard. No scheduled buses and the most basic of accommodation and often the most basic of...
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Gubeikou, where The Great Wall of our dreams was found

Someone shook me from my short slumber, trying to tell me something: "Let’s go watch the sunrise on the Wall". I rubbed my eyes with the backs of my hands, digesting the proposed plan. I looked at the clock; it was 3.45am. "Ok. Yeh, absolutely". After a much needed...
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The Astounding and the Ordinary in Bhaktapur

Nepal's Kathmandu valley is home to three major historical centres, the downtown Durba Square in Kathmandu itself, as well as two others of the same name in Bhaktapur and Patan, a short drive from town. Having spent a good deal of time people watching in Kathmandu we...
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‘I Remember…’ | Travel Edition | Part 1

I've recently discovered a new love for creative writing and have been lucky to join two writing groups here in Vietnam where I can exercise my writing skills in new ways. One of our most recent prompts was simply 'I Remember'. Based on the cult classic of the same...
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The Scottish Coast and a Lesson in Backyard Adventures

"When I was a boy in Scotland, I was fond of everything that was wild" John Muir John Muir must have had a very happy childhood because what we've seen of Scotland thus far was most definitely wild and that's saying something as we've been spending a lot of time...
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Expat life tips

We’ve loved living the expat life as a means of long term travel. This is where you’ll find stories and advice from living in Vietnam and Korea.

Travel advice

Seven years and 28 countries later, we’ve picked up a trick or two. Here you’ll find packing lists, budgeting advice and more.

Adventure & inspiration

From cycling halfway across Korea to hiking for 5 weeks in the Nepalese Himalaya and a hundred motorbike trips in between, we crave adventure!

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