Blonde’s Guide to Everest Base Camp

Woohoo! So you're going do it, you've made the plunge to hike to the base of the highest mountain in the world! You've been training for weeks, hiking for hours to build up your endurance. You've got all the equipment and worn in your hiking boots to prevent blisters. You've dog-eared all the important information [...]

5 Places To Dodge Tourists in Langkawi

White sandy beaches, untouched jungles, stunning waterfalls and tax-free shopping... Have I sold you yet? Welcome to Langkawi, a small island off the Malaysian mainland and parallel to the Thai border. The beaches that surround the island range from crowded to deserted but never lack beauty. The streets are lined with palm trees and pink [...]

Traipsing around Penang

I woke up early this morning, determined to see all the wonderful street art sans the crowds of tourists. By early I mean I was out of the hostel by 8:30am, but still that's early for most backpackers - the hostel was dead quiet when I left! Penang is famous for its unique street art, [...]

Penang Food Tour – Part 1

If there's a heaven, I may have found it. Home to world class street food, funky street art and upmarket shopping, Penang ticks off all the boxes! I had planned to stay here for a couple of days before deciding on my next moves and was keen to take in (aka eat all I could) [...]

I FOUND HEAVEN! The Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok

Alright, I'm going to be honest here. As I planned out my trip which had taken a very different turn to what I imagined before I left Australia, I had one thing in mind that I HAD to do. Ever since I heard about Bangkok's Unicorn Cafe on BuzzFeed it became a high priority thing [...]

Visiting the White Temple & Golden Triangle

After my stint being a Chiang Mai local, I felt it was time to act be a tourist again and see what everyone else was coming here to see. I had originally planned to stay in Chiang Rai for a couple of days but changed my mind because they only thing I really wanted to [...]

Welcome to Chiang Mai!

It was time to leave the chaotic country of Nepal to somewhere more laidback and calm. I hadn't organised anything past my Everest Base Camp hike so I had a thousand options to choose from before settling on North Thailand. I'd been to Thailand twice before but both times were in the south so I [...]