20 FUN FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MEXICO

I always like to learn quirky facts whenever I’m exploring a new country and after receiving a positive response to my fun facts about the Philippines post, I’ve decided to do the same for Mexico. So, for those of you who are interested in Mexican culture here’s a list of 20 fun facts that might […]

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20 Fun facts you didn’t know about the Philippines

As tourists, we often visit a country’s most instagramable sights and attractions without actually learning much about the local culture and engaging with its people. I’m currently in my fifth month of living in the Philippines and throughout my time in Manila, I’ve noticed many quirks and differences compared to what life is like back […]

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Singapore as a Crazy White Caucasian

I had planned my trip to Singapore long before the incredibly popular film Crazy Rich Asians was released around the world (hooray for Hollywood on an all Asian cast!). I arranged to visit an old friend who lives there and somehow convinced myself that watching it would be vital travel research. The romantic comedy has […]

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Your Tourist Tales Vol I

In my personal opinion, one of the highlights of travelling is the people you meet throughout your journey and the memories you accumulate. Often, our travels consist of bumps along the way and result in some crazy stories to recount one day to our family and friends. In a new series, I’ll be collecting some […]

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Manila’s most common misconceptions dispelled

“Tourists should avoid Manila.” With over 7,000 islands on offer most people who visit the Philippines are advised to fly into Manila and then leave elsewhere as soon as possible. This means the capital is often overlooked and has been dubbed as nothing more than a layover for tourists. While it may not be for […]

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Philippines: Meet Manila

If you’ve ever discussed visiting Manila, the Philippine’s bustling capital and the biggest city in South East Asia, then chances are you were told to leave as soon as you landed. Its infamous traffic jams and crazy crowds have branded the metropolis as merely a layover on the way to one of 7,000 islands thought […]

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MEET: SAO SOCHEN

The first thing you may notice about Sao Sochen is that he’s a monk, but you soon realise there’s much more to him. At 22 years old Sao is studying for two degrees, International Relations and English Literature, at Pannasastra University in his hometown of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Much like his idol, Martin Luther King, […]

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Top 10 things to see in New York

Back in 2012 I took the ultimate girls trip with my two sisters to New York. Being the most popular city on earth we had heard a lot of hype and mixed reviews with some people staying it was overrated and over expensive and others claiming it to be the best place they had visited. […]

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