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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Here’s a blog post for the ladies today. One of the cool things about being is a girl is being able to find cool girl products to take travelling. Now you can be as high or low maintenance as you like when you travel it’s absolutely down to personal preference. For example I really can’t be bothered to put makeup on when I’m travelling most days as the sun and humidity mean it just melts off my face. But it’s still useful to have some girl items to take travelling that will make life a bit easier as well. These are…

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Anyone and everyone who has travelled to India will know just how inevitable it is that you will at some point during your travels get an upset stomach. It’s a fact of travel there and there isn’t much you can do to avoid it. However I’ve compiled a little list of the best tips you can adopt to try and avoid the dreaded Delhi belly. Disclaimer: yes we still got the sh*ts. It’s India.  1. Go veggie, ease into meat. This is the big tip that we decided to follow as soon as we arrived in India. We are both…

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When we planned our trip we planned two chunks of three weeks each. Three weeks in the south, three in the north. We had three weeks to explore Kerala and then three weeks to do Delhi, the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan. I planned to write down my impressions of the difference of the north v south for other travellers, particularly women. Please bear in mind that this is based on my experiences alone, and that we visited very different places.   Attitude towards women This has been the big one. We already anticipated it from what we’d read and heard…

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If you’re in Kerala craving a bit of sun sea and sand then Varkala is the perfect town. It’s super popular with backpackers who flock there to enrol in yoga courses and find themselves on the beach. How to get to Varkala? The closest airport to Varkala is Trivandrum. It’s located 50 kilometres north-west of Trivandrum. Accessible by both bus and train which are the cheaper options. The bus station and train station are close together in Varkala. You can also get a prepaid taxi from Trivandrum airport for around 1,300/- which takes around 1 and a half hours. ATMs…

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