So, I met Piet in Knysna, South Africa. It was a slightly surreal time for me as I was on the hop from Jeffrey’s Bay (South Africa’s surfing mecca) and kind of in hiding from a fascinating but completely off the wall character – a tattoo artist from Cape Town who spelled TROUBLE., Read More

The tears came before I even reached The Inca trail. Colca Canyon was to blame for said tears. We headed there just to test our altitude capabilities before we began the trek. I was a little cocky prior to this overnight stop as ‘I have been to Everest Base Camp, don’t you know and, Read More

After a 4 day stint in Lhasa it was time to move on. We (the G Adventures crew and me) stayed still for so long to try and get used to the altitude. I was lucky and didn’t feel sick, get headaches or have any major symptoms at all but I was exhausted. Walking, Read More

The further south in China I head the more I fall in love with this vast, diverse and slightly mad country. I arrived into Lijiang at night, which I’m realising is the best time to see most Chinese cities. The old town stood out, beautifully lit up on the mountain side. It almost made, Read More

I’m not sure how why or when I signed up for so much trekking in my travels. Unlike most nations us Brits don’t tend to do as much trekking as a weekend hobby and down south we don’t really have the hills to practice on for the kind of treks I’m now experiencing. Im, Read More

We woke up at around 6.30am to the sound of pigs, cockerels and various animals. It’s incredible how clean and plump the animals look. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such clean pigs and cows! The village has solar panels to provide light, but it’s sparse and the woman sat round weaving clothes and, Read More

I had a read about the hill tribes outside of Chiang Mai before heading there and took in a large amount of discussion as to whether it was ethical. There are many arguments for and against visiting the remote tribes. Some say western tourists shouldn’t visit and if so should be conscious and check, Read More