Northern Fiji is much less touristy than the Western and Central Divisions. It’s harder to get to, less developed, more remote. It’s also home to lush tropical forests, untold numbers of waterfalls, stunning soft corals, cloud-shrouded mountains, and beautiful, relaxed… Read More »Racing round Vanua Levu – discovering the hidden beauty of Fiji’s North
What’s a beautiful limestone cave like you doing in a volcanic archipelago like this? Sawa-i-Lau is a bit of a geological puzzle. While the rest of the Yasawa archipelago is volcanic, Sawa-i-Lau island is made of limestone. Beautiful sheer white… Read More »Swimming Sawa-i-Lau (the Yasawas’ worst kept secret…)
The quirky mineral museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia, makes a great way to spend some time if you find yourself in the Ural Mountains.
I’ve heard it said that backpacking through Myanmar is your chance to experience what South East Asia was like 20 years ago, before it was flooded with package tourists and screaming touts, and the internet changed the ways we travel.… Read More »9 reasons why Myanmar should be at the top of your list of places to go next
Have you ever seen a picture or heard a story and thought, “I have to do that!”, without really knowing what you’re getting yourself into? My Lonely Plant guide to South East Asia lists climbing Mt Kinabalu as one… Read More »On top of the world! Climbing Mt Kinabalu
Swimming with manta rays anyone? Or how about spending time with Mongolian wild horses?
Yes, I did take that photo. Yes, it really does look like that. Golden spires sweeping elegantly towards the sky from a sheer rocky outcrop on the side of a volcano, accessed by a 777 step covered walkway. This is… Read More »Myanmar’s fairytale castle – exploring the monastery on Mt Popa