24 hours in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovenia

What a little gem. Arriving anywhere to a beautiful sunny day always helps and Sarajevo was no different. The Airport was pretty small and easy to get in and out of but the best part was the scenery, green mountains surrounded the airport with terra-cotta coloured roofs dotting the landscape. My research had shown that…

Taipei, Taiwan

As the plane was coming in to land at Hualien airport it was clear that what I had heard about Hualien and the countryside was true. The part of Taiwan was worth a trip on its own, although unfortunately, it wouldn’t be on this trip. There were no other planes at the airport when I…

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I got the overnight bus from Siem Reap using the Giant Ibis bus company (the most reliable I could find from research). The only problem with it being quicker (1 and a half hours less than expected) is that I arrived at 5am and didn’t really have anywhere to go. So I went for a walk along the promenade…

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Landing in Siem Reap airport was a bit strange as I walked off the plane and had to find my own way inside, from the plane. A group of us even got lost before being redirected! The visa on arrival staff were as ignorant as I’ve met anywhere, which is disappointing as these are the first…

Bali, Lombok and The Gili’s, Indonesia

Landing at Denpasar Airport in Bali at around 5am was tiring enough without having to find the lockers where we could leave our ski clothes for the next two weeks (instead of lugging them around Indonesia). Without any clear signage we eventually found the lockers, right beside where the taxis queued to collect arriving passengers…

Pyeongchang & Seoul, South Korea

Having recently moved to Hong Kong, it is no surprise that this is where the journey starts. It was coming up to the Christmas holidays and a trip to South Korea for some Skiing was penciled in. There are several ways to get to the airport from Hong Kong Island but its hard to beat…

Lisbon, Portugal

Just a few hours before I was meant to go to the airport, I got a text saying my flight was cancelled and that I was now going via Brussels instead of Morocco. It was no big deal but it was still strange going to a country I wasn’t expecting (even if it was just…

Casablanca, Morocco

A day in Casablanca didn’t quiet turn out as I planned.. After getting the train into Casablanca and a taxi from there to the hostel (via a pharmacy) I had the (man) flu in a bad way so  I was confined to the bed and didn’t get to do any exploring done on the Friday…

Tehran, Iran

When people talk about Iran they think of war, terrorism and it being unsafe to travel there. Let me tell you from the start, its all a load of crap. I had heard what an amazing country Iran was but many haven’t and thats a problem. We spend too much time listening to ‘western world’…

Egypt

When I got on the plane from Abu Dhabi to Cairo I was very tired from a few active Christmas themed days so I thought even my inability to sleep on planes would be overcome. To add to this the plane was pretty empty and I had three seats to myself, which became my makeshift…

Buenos Aires – Part II, Argentina

Flying in to Buenos Aires at the start of the trip meant I was flying out of there too. The loop was complete. I hadn’t much planned for this part of the trip apart from to relax, get a haircut in the Pope’s old local, see El Ateneo Grand Splendid (One of the most beautiful…