5 tips for staying safe at Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party
South East Asia / Thailand / travel advice

5 tips for staying safe at Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan’s Full Moon parties get a lot of bad publicity, and with the tragic shooting of British tourist Stephen Ashton in the popular party area of Haad Rin earlier this year, legitimate concerns have been raised about how safe a destination it is. Every year there are reports of deaths, sexual assaults and thefts, … Continue reading

Avoiding visa scams at the Cambodian border
Cambodia / South East Asia / Thailand / travel advice

Avoiding visa scams at the Cambodian border

The only experience which really shook me up in South East Asia was getting scammed at the Thai/Cambodian border. I’d love to make sure that no one else travelling from Thailand to Cambodia overland has to go through the same scam, so I’m writing this to highlight some common problems you might encounter at the … Continue reading

Beauty and the backpack: My travel glamour essentials
travel advice

Beauty and the backpack: My travel glamour essentials

Warning: This is one for the girls, sorry boys. ‘Dirty backpacker’ anyone? Innumerable hours spent on grimy public transport, attempting to shower under nothing more than an ice cold trickle (sometimes with a banana spider or three for company) and sleeping in rather questionable hostels (what exactly is that stain?) won’t exactly leave you a … Continue reading