Carnaval in Rio: 3 + 1 Best Ways to Celebrate

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Brazil’? The amazing nature, the Amazon, the beaches… and the Carnaval? It’s a spectacle that’s well known around the world, occupying a line of every traveller’s bucket list and dominating the plot of a multitude of non-Brazilian films about Brazil. Even The Simpsons did it! Even though the main event is over for the year, the Sambódromo tickets for 2018 are already up for grabs, and it’s never too early to start planning when it comes down to Carnaval in Rio. more “Carnaval in Rio: 3 + 1 Best Ways to Celebrate”

Eat your cake and have it too – how to not get sick from food abroad

The devil goes by many names: Delhi belly, Montezuma’s revenge, Pharaoh’s curse, Mummy tummy… Many of us have at least one awkward travel story revolving around uncontrollable bodily fluids, high fevers or stomachs in turmoil. And this is not only due to food poisoning – often just a new type of cuisine is enough to send our systems haywire. more “Eat your cake and have it too – how to not get sick from food abroad”

Beyond beers & beaches: the best South East Asian experiences

Disclaimer: I say South East Asia… but actually I’ve only been to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, so the list isn’t incredibly comprehensive. Enjoy, anyway.

South East Asia has long been one of the top destinations for backpackers around the world. The region has many qualities to explain its fame: the prices are cheap, the weather is good, and it’s exotic without being dangerous. While you could spend days just wandering around old colonial cities and partying the nights away, there are a few special experiences that can add something special to your trip. more “Beyond beers & beaches: the best South East Asian experiences”