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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) but grew up in England (my second home) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)
I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.
So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.
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The time you spend abroad on trips can be some of the best days of your life. However it can also go very bad, very quickly. There are many aspects to staying safe when abroad, but by being aware of them and thinking about them when you are on your trips you can try and avoid most problems. Here is a guide that covers everything you need to be aware of, to stay safe when abroad!
Thinking of planning a trip to Thailand? Thailand is one of my favourite destinations. Let me show you everything you need to know about Thailand, including where to go, how to stay safe in Thailand, what to do and what things you should see!
Travelling in first class or business class is a luxury that many of us just never get to experience. But, there are some tricks, tips and hacks that can help you feel like you're travelling first class or business class even though you're sat in your economy seats at the back of the plane. Check out these tips!
15-20km from the city center of Bangkok is a large field that is known as the "Bangkok Airplane Graveyard". After finding the entrance and paying the families (who live there), you are free to wander around the remains of several huge planes. Read more to find out the types of planes, how to pay, how much to pay and how to actually find it!
There are several cat and dog cafes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They let you enjoy tea, coffee or other drinks while surrounded by animals. But are these places as nice for the animals as they are for you? We checked them out and let you know what places seem kind to the animals, and which places should be avoided if you are an animal lover.
Bangkok is famous for its huge shopping malls. Here is a guide to what ones to make sure you visit when you are in Bangkok
Thailand is famous for its elephant related tourist attractions. However many of these involve cruel training methods or cruel elephant rides. "Elephant Nature Park" in Chiang Mai is an elephant sanctuary that seems to really care about their elephants. Read on to find out about our trip to the Elephant Nature Park, and find out what we think of it and how they treat their animals
Lumpini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to in Lumpini Park, and how to get to Lumpini Park. And of course, important information to know about those scary looking reptiles!
Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popular tourist destination, and if you love animals then it is well worth seeing.
Chiang Mai is the biggest city in northern Thailand, with over 170,000 in the city itself but over 1 million in the surrounding area. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, jungle and countryside. With its good travel links (with an international airport there) it is a very popular tourist destination for anyone visiting Thailand who wants to get away from the capital or the islands. Read on to find out what you can do in Chiang Mai!
Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, and attracts many tourists every day. This is a guide on everything you need to know about the Phi Phi islands!
The island of Phuket is Thailand's second most popular tourist destination (after Bangkok), and nearby is another island known as Phi Phi. There are lots of confusing webpages giving false or outdated information about how to get to Phi Phi. This page clears up every option and tells you how to get to Phi Phi from Phuket.
Venice is an amazing and quite unique city that everyone should visit at least once. It is one of the best cities to wander and get lost in its many back streets! Every corner looks beautiful, and despite it being full of tourists you can really feel how quiet the island of Venice really is. There are good airport links, so after reading this post about Venice there should be nothing stopping you from booking some cheap plane tickets to Venice for next summer!
The GoPro camera has become the camera of choice for many when they go away travelling. They are waterproof, light, tiny, and can take some amazing photos and videos. But when you go on Amazon and search for GoPro accessories you can search for hours and not finish seeing new items. So which GoPro accessories do you actually need to take when you when you go travelling? Read on to find out!
Every big city has cool hostels with a good reputation - but here are hostels that are famous around the world for being very unusual or different. From sleeping in a boat, to converted prisons, these hostels will stay in your memory for a long time if you stay there!
Get some inspiration for travel ideas, with these top movies about travelling and/or backpacking. Tell us in the comments below what your favourite travel movies are!
Bangkok is a huge city, with over 8.2 million people and spans 606 square miles. So when you are booking a trip to Bangkok, how do you know where to stay? Well this guide will explain all and give tips for each area.
In my opinion, London is one of the greatest cities in the world for tourists. You just can't ever get bored, there is so much to see and do. However, what if you have only one day to visit and explore London? Maybe you have a long layover at one of London's many airports and want to see London but need to cram it in as short a timeframe as possible. This guide will explain what you need to see, and includes some other tips and advice for travelling to London.
Minsk is probably the only European capital city that is largely untouched by masses of tourists. It isn't a city full of attractions, but there are certainly enough things to see and do to keep you entertained for a few days. Here are the top 7 attractions and things to see and do in Minsk, Belarus.
Don't go away and realise you forgot something. Here is the ultimate packing list that covers everything you need to think about and remember, including all the must have items you must take with you when travelling! Great for short trips, city breaks or longer travels and backpacking trips, from Europe to USA to South East Asia and even Australia!
Minsk is a bit of a mystery to a lot of people. Some might struggle to place it on a map. But here are some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about this great city.
Lots of people love to take photos or record videos while abroad. It is great for memories, for telling your friends and family what you have been up to - and also it is just fun!
If you want to go and take photos abroad, then make sure you don't forget anything on this list!
Although Europe has a population of over 700 million people, there are still many people who are not from there. When they visit Europe, sometimes they have some ideas about how it will be - however some of these are big false myths. Here are some of the most common myths when it comes to travelling in Europe.
Budapest is an amazing city with lots of things to see and do. Here is what we got up to when spending 48 hours in Budapest, checking out all the major sights and things to do!
Cat cafes are a somewhat new phenomenon. They are normal cafes, that have cats that wander around and can be played with. Every year more and more cat cafes are opening all over the world. Here are the best ones!
About to book accommodation for your next trip? Most people go straight to a hotel booking site (or maybe a hostel). But have you thought about renting a whole apartment, or using Couchsurfing? Check out the options you have available for your next trip in this blog post!
We asked a bunch of expert travel bloggers about their favourite travel accessory or gadget - so here is a list of the most popular and best travel gadgets that you should be travelling with in 2016!
We recently spent a weekend in the German capital of Berlin, checking out the sights, attractions and food. Find out what we got up to in the blog post!
Bangkok, in central Thailand is home to over 8 million (14 million in the surrounding areas). Over 16 million tourists flock to Bangkok every year. So it shouldn't be surprising that there are lots of things to see and do in Bangkok. The city is full of amazing sights, including numerous awe inspiring temples, friendly locals and delicious street food. We have complied this 3 day travel itinerary for Bangkok, so you can see all the major sights, get a good feel for the city.
Sometimes you can fly to a destination and then have to spend an hour (or longer!) and buy expensive travel tickets to actually get to the city center. Here is a list of the best European cities to visit if you DON'T want that! These airports are so close to to the city center that you will be checked into your accommodation maybe just 30 minutes after landing!
We love to browse Facebook travel photos, share stories with friends, but most of our travel inspiration plans come from reading travel blogs. Here are our favourite ones that we recommend you read and check out!
Do you find passports interesting? Love to collect stamps in yours? Well check out this gallery of the most interesting looking passports from countries all over the world.
Sometimes you can fly to a destination and then have to spend an hour (or longer!) and buy expensive travel tickets to actually get to the city center. Here is...
Chiang Mai is the biggest city in northern Thailand, with over 170,000 in the city itself but over 1 million in the surrounding area. It is surrounded by beauti...
Bangkok is a huge city, with over 8.2 million people and spans 606 square miles. So when you are booking a trip to Bangkok, how do you know where to stay? Well...
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