Exploring Stockholm 2018

Stockholm Posing in front of the Royal Palace across the water

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a wonderful old town, amazing views and plenty of museums to explore. The city is spread across 14 islands which means you are never far from the water, which makes for a pleasant atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful urban areas in Europe, if not the world. Stockholm has always been somewhere I’ve planned to visit, and it did not disappoint. I’d only… Read moreExploring Stockholm 2018

Bulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Sofia Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and has a long history since it was founded by the Thracians as ‘Serdica’. It’s since been controlled by the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and became the capital of the newly liberated Bulgarian Kingdom in 1879. Of course more recently the country was Communist under Soviet influence. Nearby the Rila Monastery and city of Plovdiv offer great day trip options. Now is an interesting time to visit as the… Read moreBulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Southeast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary covers the typical backpacking route of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Myanmar has been added now that the country has started to open up to tourists. There are a few stops in Peninsular Malaysia then Singapore to finish. This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary should take around 6 months to complete if you are travelling at a normal pace. This means where you can spend a few days here… Read moreSoutheast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Photo Highlights – Temples of Angkor

Angkor War

Temples of Angkor Photo Highlights Any trip to Cambodia is not complete without a visit to the amazing site of the Temples of Angkor. Once the capital of the Khmer empire it’s now a vast archaeological zone. The most famous site here is of course Angkor Wat. Other well known sites are Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom which includes the Bayon Temple, but they are only 3  of many to see. I wrote… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Angkor

Solo Travel Advice

Temples of Bagan - Solo Travel Pose!

Solo travel can be a very liberating experience and really help a person discover what they enjoy about living in this world. But solo travel can also cause some interesting reactions from people and often they fall on the negative side. This can be in the form of someone trying to detract you from doing it, being dismissive of you or even your own fears and anxieties putting you off…. Read moreSolo Travel Advice

Photo Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

Temples Of Bagan Photo Highlights The Temples of Bagan consist of over 2000 Buddhist temples in central Myanmar. They are the legacy it has having been the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify people in the regions that now make up modern Myanmar. It became a stronghold of Theravāda Buddhism after King Anawrahta conversion to the region, and… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Photo Highlights – Lopburi

Phra Prang Sam Yod in Lopburi

Lopburi Photos Lopburi is a city found in central Thailand. Around 4 hours north of Bangkok by train, it has been a big player in Thai history. These days it is often overlooked on the tourist trail around Thailand, but is worth a visit. Whilst I personally visited on a day trip from Bangkok a stop here would make sense for any journey north towards Chiang Mai. One of the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Lopburi

Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park