Erawan Falls, Thailand

Erawan Falls, Thailand

Erawan Falls, not far from Kanchanaburi, is a 7 tiered, cascading turquoise blue water fall that is surrounded by dense forest. Named after Erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology, the falls is located in the 342 sq mile Erawan National Park. You...
Fire Dancers, Ko Samet

Fire Dancers, Ko Samet

I’ve never really been impressed by the fire shows that you see on a regular basis on any beach in Thailand. However the fire dancers who perform outside the Ploy Bar on the main beach on Ko Samet really are worth checking out. Backed by pumping europop, they...
Homer Tunnel and an Alpine Walk

Homer Tunnel and an Alpine Walk

The Homer Tunnel pierces through the Homer Saddle on the road that links Milford Sound to Te Anau and Queenstown. The tunnel is 1270m long and was once the longest gravel-surfaced tunnel in the world. Built from 1935 to 1954 and started with five men using picks and...
Top 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Top 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

I’ve been asked by A Travel Around the World to join in a game started by Tripbase. The idea behind it is to get travel bloggers to recommend 3 of their best kept travel secrets and with the results create a great list of travel highlights, here’s mine: 1....
A Big New Market in Phnom Penh

A Big New Market in Phnom Penh

The central market in Phnom Penh is known as Phsar Thom Thmei means ‘Big New Market’ in Khmer. Its a big and a very impressive art-deco building, built in 1937, and at the time it was the largest market in Asia. The market was built by the french when Cambodia was...