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Village life in Fiji

    In an increasingly urbanised world, life in Fiji continues to revolve around the village. Some 60% of Fijians continue to live in villages dotted across the islands, and even those who live in the major population centres such as Suva,… Read More »Village life in Fiji

    You can end up with a lot of different currencies sometimes...

    Money matters

      The other day, my friend asked me for advice about travel money cards – worth it, or no? It’s one of the essential questions any traveller needs to ask themselves in preparation for a big trip – just how will… Read More »Money matters

      Street eats

        “Whatever you do, don’t eat the street food!!” That panicked phrase, often uttered by co-workers, acquaintances and well-meaning relatives, is one that plagues many a traveller. Tales of Delhi-belly, intestinal worms and days that were only salvaged by a packet of… Read More »Street eats

        Learning the language

          Although there’s no question it’s very intimidating, I think it’s important to learn a few words and key phrases of the local language when you’re travelling. Although English is widely spoken and gestures will get you most of the way… Read More »Learning the language

          The train crossing the bridge

          The train to Hsipaw

            I like train travel. It may date back to loving Thomas the Tank Engine as a small child, or be related to the fact that there aren’t many trains in the area where I grew up, so train travel has… Read More »The train to Hsipaw