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Egypt Is An Onion And Other Backpacking Surprises

Egypt is an onion. My biggest takeaway from backpacking Egypt twice in 5 years is that Egypt is an onion.

34 Truly Unforgettable Moments In New Zealand

Dear self,

Never forget the opportunities travelling can give you. Just look at all the opportunities that have led you to an epic adventure. You’ve…

The Penknife Story

Dad told mom I was crying like a baby when it happened. He was right, I was bawling like the biggest 23-year-old baby in the world. 

A Super Intense Family Trip: Stuck In A Van Together For 6 Days

I don’t know what my second brother was thinking when he decided that it would be a good idea to put mum, dad, and the both of us in a confined space together for six days.

Why I Quit My Job And Flew To New Zealand For Half A Year

Here I am writing under a red-headed tree, enjoying the perfect winter weather – sunny with a crisp, cooling breeze.

Is Sri Lanka Safe For The Single Woman Traveller?

They say travelling in Sri Lanka is the safer, easier version of risky India. Camilla, a Brazilian girl whom I met one night in this little island ferociously nodded at how true this statement was as she had just spent six months in India on her own.

The Business Of Buddhism In Sri Lanka

“Oh my Lord, what on earth have they done to Buddhism?” I gasped in horror at the sight before me.

The Toughest Decision To Make When Planning Your Travels

A book is the best travel buddy you can have. A book doesn’t whine when he’s tired. He doesn’t bitch about getting lost. He doesn’t argue  on whether to stay in or check out a bar. In the guest house  or under a coconut tree, a book will follow whatever good and bad decisions your impulses desire.

Volunteering With Animals Abroad Is Not Just Dirty Work

I have always had the childhood fantasy of being an animal keeper. To be a feeder of wildlife, a friend of beasts sounded like a dream job… until a party pooper  would burst my bubble with horror stories of menial tasks and dirty manual labour. “All you’ll be doing is clean animal poop,” they say. “You won’t actually get a chance to interact with the animals.”

Is working at a wildlife rescue centre all dirt and no play? I was about to find out during my weekend volunteering at the Jogjakarta Wildlife Rescue Centre, a  Fuze Ecoteer Responsible Travel programme.