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Why We Are Travelling To Nepal In 2018

Happy New Year! Just like that 2017 has disappeared and before you know it, 2018 will do the same. In 2017 we got to visit some new areas of the globe like Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. We also said hello to old favourites like Spain, Italy and ...

Best Places To Visit In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tear shaped island just below India. For such a small island, the biodiversity the island offers is incredible. There can’t be many places of this size that offer beautiful beaches, cool highlands, diverse wildlife, colonial towns, ...

The 10 Best Mirissa Hotels | globalhelpswap Travel Blog

Mirissa Beach was our favourite beach in Sri Lanka. We loved the crystal clear waters, the chilled out vibe and the great seafood. It’s the perfect place to kick back and unwind for a few days. If you have already added Mirissa to your Sri ...

Nakasendo Trail (Following Ancient Footsteps In Japan)

I could hear footsteps behind me and they were approaching at a rapid pace. Knowing that all my fellow hikers were in front of me I was wondering who else would be walking in a remote Japanese forest on a cold autumn morning? As the steps got closer ...

10 best places to visit in Thailand (Beautiful places in Thailand you must see)

Thailand. The land of smiles and cocktails served in buckets. A country where you will see monks receiving alms at dawn and naked girls gyrating to terrible techno at dusk. This is a destination where backpackers and 5* travellers feel equally at ...

Volunteer In Thailand With Lanta Animal Welfare

One of the hardest parts about travel is seeing the plight of street animals. Time and time again we have visited a country and witnessed the suffering of street dogs and cats be it with hunger or disease. If we didn’t travel so much, I am sure ...

San Rival Recipe | A Filipino Cashew Meringue Layer Cake

When we were heading to the Philippines I couldn’t wait to hit the beaches and rice terraces. I had read about them for so long it was hard to believe I was going to finally see them. One thing I really didn’t know about was Filipino Cuisine. Like ...

Ella Sri Lanka | 8 Unmissable things to do in Ella Sri Lanka

Ella Sri Lanka is a must do on any Sri Lanka itinerary. Out of all the amazing destinations we have visited in Sri Lanka, nowhere compares with Ella in the central highlands. It is the perfect mix of locals and intrepid travellers and currently sits ...

The Kandy to Galle Train Journey (All you need to know for a great trip)

The Kandy to Galle Train Journey Table of Contents Our readers often ask us about the Kandy to Galle train journey so we thought we’d write about the two best options that will get you from Kandy to Galle on the same day. If you’re in Sri ...

A Visit To The National Maritime Museum Galle, Sri Lanka

Our visit to the National Maritime Museum Galle showed us that, like most island nations, a lot of Sri Lanka’s history is connected to the ocean and coastline. This is especially true in Galle Sri Lanka. There has been a settlement in the Galle area ...

Gokarna Forest Resort Kathmandu (An Oasis In The Chaos)

We quietly walked through the foggy forest. We knew they were out there somewhere but had no idea where. Our guide seemed to know though so we were confident of spotting them. It was 07:30 and the sun was just coming up over the distant hills. It ...

How To Get From Tokyo to Kawaguchiko – An amazing Trip to Mount Fuji

When we think of Japan we tend to think of ultra-modern cities, great food and super-fast transport. However, the countryside in Japan is just as spectacular. After spending 10 days crazy days in Tokyo we decided to head out to the countryside ...

Where to stay in Kyoto (and how to make the most of your trip)

We often get asked where to stay in Kyoto by readers who are going to visit Japan. It’s not a surprising question since Kyoto is a large city with many different districts. In this guide, we want to show you which areas to stay in Kyoto and add a ...

Boudha Stupa (An Unmissable Experience Near Kathmandu)

Our visit to the Boudha Stupa in Bodna was one of those unexpected highlights that make travel so exciting. An experience that was both moving and unique. In our countless temple visits nothing has quite affected us in the way our visit here did. ...

Volunteer in South Africa With The Vervet Monkey Foundation

South Africa is known all over the world for its abundant wildlife. From the ocean to the world-famous National Parks this is a country where nature and animals are right on your doorstep. Unfortunately, sometimes being that close to our fellow ...

Spectacular Costa Rica Beaches You Must Visit

Costa Rica is famous the world over for it is amazing and diverse wildlife. To this day I don’t think we have been to such a small country that has that many animals. It is quite easy to forget that Costa Rica has two coastlines; The Caribbean Coast ...

Sri Lanka Weather – When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Weather – Find the best time to visit Sri Lanka Table of Contents If you are at the planning stages of your trip one of the key things to consider is when is the best time to visit Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Weather is pretty complex ...

11 Of The Best Museums In East London

When we first moved to East London we already knew about the hip bar scene, the world-famous Olympic Park and the art movement but what we didn’t know about was the amount of quality museums in the area. Even though we have been in London for almost ...

Beautiful Nepal I love you (A love letter to Nepal)

Beautiful Nepal. It’s taken me a while to visit. I’m sorry. In my first travels to Asia I was bedazzled by the beaches in Thailand and intent on following the banana pancake trail of my day. I side-lined you, ignored you, not realising that you had ...

The Best Ryokans and Hotels in Nara Japan

Out of all the places we visited in Japan, Nara was our biggest surprise. We must admit we had never heard of it before landing in the place of the rising sun but after a few weeks of traveling around Japan and listening to locals and fellow ...

The Best Country In Africa according to Top Travel Bloggers

We haven’t seen enough of Africa. Out of all the continents on the globe Africa is the one that excites me the most but yet I have only visited two countries (Karen has seen more but without me!!!) from this vast land. From The Pyramids in the north ...

16 Amazing Secret Spots In London Locals Love | Secret Places In London

Are you looking for Secret Places in London to visit? Then read on to discover our favourite hidden gems in London. London’s famous attractions bring people from all over the world. No matter what time of year it is you will see tourists in front of ...

Singing holidays – How I made a dream come true in the Caribbean

Apparently when I was four years old I couldn’t even keep tune to Ba Ba Black Sheep. This led to my mum, the catastrophizing worrier that she is (love you mum) having visions of me being a terrible dancer as an adult. (Priorities right?!) So she ...

World Environment Day & World Oceans Day 2018 | Celebrating Planet Earth

In Sumatra Table of Contents Our eyes meet. She hesitates. Unsure if she should trust us.  She decides and lets go of her baby’s hand allowing him to come closer. I have fantasised about a moment like this for years. Fantasy is turning ...

The Old Inn Bandipur Nepal | Our Stay In An Ancient Heritage Hotel

Ouch! I banged my head again. For the first time in my life I feel tall. I must remember the height of the door frames when I have a few Everest beers later. How come all old buildings are so low? From England to Japan I have had to crouch when ...



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