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Iglesia La Merced, Granada, Nicaragua

Culture Iglesia La Merced in Granada, Nicaragua is probably the most beautiful church in the city. It was originally built in 1539 but like the city itself the church has had many facelifts as it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the ...

Elephant Nature Park : The best place to volunteer with elephants in Thailand

Volunteer: If you are looking for a place to volunteer with elephants in Thailand then there is no better place than the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai. A few years ago we visited this wonderful place with my parents and we were blown away at ...

10 Alternative Holiday Destinations To Avoid The Crowds

Happy World Tourism Day! Although many people around the world won’t be celebrating world tourism day today, in fact they most probably will be protesting about the state of tourism in their cities. In 2017 there have been protests about mass ...

10 Exceptional Hotels in Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Southern Sri Lanka. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its ...

Volunteer With Monkeys At The International Primate Rescue Sanctuary

Volunteer: If you are looking for a place to volunteer with monkeys then there is no better place than the International Primate Rescue Centre in South Africa. International Primate Rescue started life as the Marmoset Welfare ...

The Place I Keep Returning To

Travel Bloggers love visiting new places. No matter how much we travel there always seems to be another place we want to visit. Our bucket lists get longer and longer even though we keep ticking it off (a bit like my to do lists!) Which got me ...

San Sebastian Pintxos Tour with Devour tours

When we were looking at a destination to go celebrate my 40th birthday the decision was super easy. I wanted a walking city with decent weather but above all I wanted good food. San Sebastian was the obvious choice, especially since it’s been on my ...

Places To Visit In Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

For such a small Island Sri Lanka has a huge range of diversity. You can go from beaches to highlands and wildlife spotting to ancient temples all in a matter of hours. Before visiting Sri Lanka we had heard of Galle, Colombo and Ella but admittedly ...

Volunteer With Orangutans At The Orangutan Foundation

One of our favourite memories of past travels is when we sat and observed Orangutans in their natural habitat on Sumatra, Indonesia. How anyone can question if we are related to these beautiful animals is beyond me. They clearly haven’t looked into ...

10 Exceptional Anuradhapura Hotels For Any Budget

Anuradhapura is the ancient capital of the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. This sacred city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must visit when you get to Sri Lanka. With countless temples, stupas and monasteries, Anuradhapura is the perfect spot ...

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 ...



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