Masala Chai It’s been just over a month since we left India. There are some things we were glad to leave behind, but other things that we’re already missing. Of course we made some amazing friends but I also wanted to write a bit about the absolute institution of Masala Chai. It’s the Indian equivalent of what a good English Breakfast brew is for the Brits. So yes I am going to write an entire blog post on a type of tea, after all it is actually National Tea Day. It feels like the nation as a whole runs on…

It seems like the whole of India runs on this sweet, spicy, milky tea, masala chai. After a few weeks of lapping it up everywhere we could we were converts.

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If you’re in Cambodia and starting to get a bit tired of busy backpacker towns, desperate to get away from it all and back to nature then why not stay in a jungle mountain lodge! We did just that when we discovered the amazing place that is Kep Mountain Lodge. How we found Kep Mountain Lodge From the busy and expensive Phnom Penh we had made our way down to Kampot to escape to the coast only to find that our chain backpacker hostel was full of disinterested Western staff and the kind of backpacker that everyone loves to hate: the…

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Normally travel bloggers recommend cool places to go. In this case I am warning you against going somewhere. Why? Because Damnoen Saduak just screamed tourism gone wrong to me. There are multiple reasons why I don’t think you should go to the floating markets. Apart from the fact that they’re a hassle to get to, there is a much darker side to what goes on in the name of tourism. In this article I’m not going to tell you about the logistics of getting there and practical advice because there’s more important things I want to talk about. Two issues that I…

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I’m expecting some backlash on this one, but first of all please read this post before you go crazy at me for riding an elephant. Then you have my permission. “You’re meant to be a responsible traveller!” – I know. “You know why you should never ride Elephants!” – I do. “What the hell are you playing at?!”- Well… I can kind of explain if you’ll let me.  This post is my explanation. If it helps, I regret it. Its taken me a while to come to terms with it enough to write this post. This post is not to justify my…

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I’m glad to tell you that I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award. So I had actually not heard of the Liebster award until Karla of GlobalETA contacted me to nominate The Wandering Welshie. I’m guessing that not all my readers have heard of it either. What is a Liebster Award? The Liebster is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Legend has it that the earliest awarding goes back to 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The rules are as follows Post…

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