How to cross the road in Vietnam safely

Tips and tricks to crossing the road safely in South East Asia. Crossing the road safely is something we all learnt at a very young age. Look right, look left, look right again. In conjunction with this practise; depth perception & timing plays a huge role in crossing the road. But what happens when traffic isn’t orderly? When traffic is moving at all different speeds in all different directions? How do you cross the road when there is hardly any space between traffic? Where you need to be going is on the other side of a busy road & in your mind you're wondering if you’re going to arrive in one piece. These questions plague the minds of people who first see the chaotic traffic in countries like Vietnam or Thailand. In this blog I’m going to tell you a few tricks to crossing the road safely in Vietnam.

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STORY TIME || Short anecdotes from my time abroad

Funny travel story time from my time in Vietnam & South Korea. I tell about my experience of being put in the most unusual & funniest situations whilst traveling.

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Best view of Ha long Bay - How to get to Bai Tho (Poem Mountain) || Story time

Best view of Ha Long Bay Vietnam. Ha Long Bay ( “Descending Dragon”) is a truly magical place. It is easy to see why it has become a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its beautiful emerald waters & the thousands of limestone islands dotting the horizon. These rock formations were said to be formed by dragons spitting out jewels into the sea to create a protective barrier form invading ships. To fully appreciate the wonder of Ha Long you can always take a junk cruise; however, if you’d rather get an aerial viewpoint of Ha long bay at sunset then look no further than Poem Mountain. In this blog I will tell you how to get to Poem Mountain as its entrance is located in a residential area in a locals home.

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Tips and tricks to improve your finances in 2019 START NOW!

How to save money in 2019. I saved over $20 000 in 2017 using these money saving methods. My friends were amazed & asked me to spill my secrets. If you’re wanting to save for your next holiday or to buy a new car these tips & tricks can help you get closer to your financial goals! Below are just a few ways I've saved a few hundred dollars & made a few hundred dollars on the side with very minimal effort.

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The best way to explore a new city like a local!

Geocaching is creative tourism at its finest. As a slow traveller I love making connections to the places I visit. A rushed itinerary that jumps from place to place over a couple of days is just not my style. I love staying in one location for at least 2 weeks & being able to soak up the entire atmosphere without feeling the pressure of having to get to the next place. Slow travel has lots of positives, however there is one negative I have found. Being all consumed with one location doesn’t leave much time to plan for the next. So to overcome this issue, I’ve found a really fun & interesting way to discover a new city or location like a local; with little to no research required!

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Modoo's Coffee Brewers Fukuoka || Japan Specialty Coffee Guide

A little slice of Australian Coffee Culture can be found in the heart of Fukuoka in Japan at a cafe called Modoo's Coffee Brewers. This cafe has only been open for a few months but it has a huge heart. If you're looking for the perfect magic or v60 pour over then look no further than Modoo's coffee shop.

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STORY TIME || Hong Kong kitchen nightmare!

Travel story time of when I saw the backend of a kitchen in Hong Kong. Funny travel story about almost peeing my pants on the streets of Hong Kong & the lengths I had to go to, to use a public toilet. Kitchen nightmare story. Hong Kong must have app.

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Explore Jeju Island travel itinerary + the best snorkeling spots!

A comprehensive itinerary to Jeju Island explaining how to get to Jeju Island, how drive around Jeju Island with a rental car. Where to stay in Seogwipo Jeju Island. I uncover the best beaches & snorkeling spots Jeju Island has to offer as well as some of the most beautiful waterfalls & the best places to eat.

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STORY TIME || 2 AM ceremony trapped in a room with a crying Japanese man

Storytime of how I became trapped in a room with a crying Japanese man. Expat travel stories from Japan.

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How to get to Nara Deer Park + visiting with children || Day trip from Osaka

How to get to Nara Deer park from Kyoto or Osaka. Top tips for visiting Nara Deer park with kids.

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Day trip from Hiroshima; Miyajima Island || Japan specialty coffee guide

How to get to Miyajima Island from Hiroshima using your JR pass. Plus top things to do on Miyajima Island. Mountain ropeway, hiking & Japan specialty coffee guide.

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