There’s something so mysterious about Japanese nightlife. After dark, the streets light up with flickering neon signs, as well as the more subtle, secretive glow of red lanterns. Noren curtains delicately cover the entrance to each bar, so you can’t see what’s happening until you step inside. Japan’s relaxed night-time atmosphere seems to provide a […]
There’s something so mysterious about Japanese nightlife. After dark, the streets light up with flickering neon signs, as well as the more subtle, secretive glow ...
As Brent slowed the car down in front of the bus station, I secretly wanted to beg him to come with me. I knew that ...
When Brent and I decided to do a work exchange in the Italian province of Puglia (also known as Apulia), I hadn’t even heard of ...
As Brent and I round up our first year on the road, I’ve been reflecting about how naïve we were back when we first arrived ...
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Peter Korchnak, a writer hailing from Slovakia, living in the U.S., and since June 2013 traveling the world with his wife Lindsay. For at least one year, home is where their toothbrushes are (currently in Amsterdam, the Netherlands). On their joint travel blog, Where Is Your Tootbrush? , they write about the places […]
Today, I bring you a post from the lovely Agness of eTramping, who will be giving you (and me!) a crash course in the awesome world of Chinese food. Have you ever wondered what authentic Chinese food tastes and smells like, and if it would tickle your taste buds or not? Well, the best way […]
*Check out Part II of the story here* I awoke to sunlight flooding around the gaps between the mattress and the window. I pushed the mattress aside, and looked at the powder-blue sky. It was a perfect day. Our group felt drawn back to the Lazy Dog, so we packed our bags again, unsure whether […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Gordon and Paula, who have been travelling ever since they met 10 years ago, and for some unknown reason are contented traveller(s). Gordon forgot the ‘s’. They aid and abet one another in their ventures. Their site arose from their love of travel and unusual adventures, but also, and most importantly their […]
*Check of Part I of the story here* We made our way back to the Lazy Dog in a daze. We had nowhere else to go, and no one else we could imagine asking for help. The Lazy Dog had been our accommodation for the past week, making it our only conceivable resource on the whole island. I stumbled […]
While I’m sure my memories of Boracay will always centre on Typhoon Haiyan, we actually had some wonderful experiences on this jaw-droppingly beautiful island in the days before the storm. Every night, we slurped $1 San Miguel Pilsners while gazing at the most dazzling sunsets I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t narrow my collection down to just […]
Thursday, November 7th - 27 hours before Super Typhoon Haiyan: I’ve been scared before. I’ve watched a horror movie and then tip-toed around the night-time house, jumping at every groaning floorboard and sinister silhouette; I’ve heard the stomach-churning, metallic crunch of my parents’ car being side-swiped. But even as the fine hairs on my neck stood […]
Markets have always seemed like the best place to get to know a new country. It’s a setting that brings together some of the quickest paths to understanding a culture: people-watching and trying local food. These are a few of my favourite markets around the world. Hida-Takayama, Japan: Miyagawa Morning Market Takayama is a place […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Megan, a TESOL teacher currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She travels around Southeast Asia in all her spare time, and has visited 18 countries outside of Asia. She writes about her past and present experiences on her website, Nomadic Megan, and you can also follow her on Twitter. “This is […]
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Hello, I'm Jess! Wander with me as I discover how to get the most out of traveling on a budget, and how to live as an expat anywhere in the world.
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