After a week in Centro we moved along to Botafogo for our final week of 52 away from home. As most of you will know by now if you follow us on Instagram,@2going1way, we didn’t have the best of luck in Rio. Getting robbed twice within a week, leaving us cameraless, GoProless and out of pocket really brought a downer to the end of what has been the best year of our lives.

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Santa Marta was a nice change after the bustle of Cartagena. It is a quiet port town with a scenic view out to the Caribbean sea. There were enough hostels, bars and restaurants to have a good time and the locals were quite happy to put up with my broken Spanish, so all was good. The restaurant scene seemed to be booming, with a couple of different areas in the town coming to life at night!

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We travelled around Colombia for 6 weeks and we absolutely loved the city of Cartagena! With it’s vibrant architecture, lively food scene, caribbean heat and friendly locals you just can’t beat the vibe here. The walled city of Cartagena has some stunning colonial architecture and the streets are lined with beautiful colored houses. So where are these Instagrammable photo spots? Here are my top picks for the best photo spots in Cartagena.

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We were so excited to stay at this beautiful little boutique hostel in Santa Marta. It’s centrally located, just a couple minutes walk from the beach and the Exito supermarket is just a 5 minute walk away.

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Bocagrande is in the north western area of Cartagena, where all the modern hotels are. The one place you would probably go to use the beach if you wanted to stay close. So keeping that in mind I thought I’d suggest a couple of locally situated lunch options for you to check out.

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El Poblado or El Gringlado as the locals call it, is the most popular area for us white folk to stay and visit in Medellin. It’s more built up, and a lot more money has been invested in the hospitality sector. Streets are lined with cafes, bars and restaurants all entertaining the travellers and holiday makers. We found the prices are a little higher than Laureles but not too noticeable, just avoid the central square bars if you’re after a cheap beer, the prices seem to rocket!

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Laureles was our first port of call in Medellin. A nice little family based neighbourhood with some lovely bars and restaurants set amongst the terraces.

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Now that I’m sitting on a beach in Playa Blanca, Colombia in 34 degrees, I can finally bring myself to write about our time in Peru on tour with G Adventures. Starting with our Inca trail experience… strap yourself in for this one.
For some reason, before Georgi and I left the UK back in October 2017, we thought it would be a great idea to book an organised tour through STA Travel with G Adventures. We booked onto the Andean Discovery (north to south) totalling 20 days, taking you from Lima in Per, to La Paz in Bolivia, which includes the 4 day Inca trail to Machu Picchu. (I will be writing about the overall tour soon, stay tuned.)

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You can’t miss the three golden towers behind the low set MGM Grand as you arrive into Vegas. The three identical 38 story towers hold an off-strip address but are connected to the MGM Grand by tunnel, and are in walking distance of everything you need! As long as you don’t mind getting a little bit sweaty in the 40+ degree Nevada sun.

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Lunch in Las Vegas
August 12018

Grimaldi’s was our first stop in Vegas and what a way to start, the manager made us feel so welcome! She even took me behind the pass to watch the chefs at work. With fresh ingredients including handmade mozzarella and pizza sauce, Grimaldi’s is the most award winning pizzeria in the U.S.
Their ‘secret recipe’ dough is hand-tossed and made in-house daily, while the open kitchen layout provides an entertaining experience with dough flying into the air constantly.

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Finding fun Instagram spots is my new favourite thing to do in each city. I have put together my top 10 spots I found whilst in L.A. Hope you (and your followers) enjoy them as much as I did!

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L.A, Hollywood and the United States in general can be expensive and a bit overwhelming when you’re attempting to backpack on a budget. We managed to fit in loads of the main sites and do it all whilst sticking to our travelers budget. Below are some tips on how to save some dollars and still seeing everything you want in Los Angeles.

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When visiting new cities I have started to look into the best spots for that all important Instagram shot. So instead of you searching all over the web to find spots, I thought I would compile my favourite places into an easy list so you can also get the perfect pic.

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This small Mexican restaurant was the first we visited in San Francisco and the experience and taste stuck in our memories for the rest of the trip. We went for everyone’s favourite for starters, their nachos were tossed in guajillo sauce, with guacamole, pico, cotija cheese and sour cream.

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San Francisco has definitely been one of our favourite cities we have visited. Not just for the sites, crazy hills, endless piers but also for the fantastic food! We enjoyed so many restaurants I thought I would split them into lunch and dinner categories and pick our top three for each, enjoy.

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Thai Bloom, Portland
June 202018

After spending a month in Thailand early on in our trip, we’ve missed authentic Thai cuisine recently. It’s so hard to find a good restaurant outside of Asia that brings the same complex flavours and spice to their food. We haven’t had the pleasure of working with many Thai restaurants on our trip so far, so when we got the invite to Thai Bloom in Portland we were so excited for a great evening. It didn’t disappoint!

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Our first taste of breweries in the north west and what a great way to start! They have a fantastic philosophy at Culmination Brewing, to build around the idea that sustainable manufacturing and building practices can and will lead to superior products and customer satisfaction. Great beer, with good food and the community can be brought together in one concept, under one roof.

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Our next spot on our west coast journey was Portland, home to the Timbers and the Trail Blazers. We travelled down from Olympia on the Amtrak, which we would highly recommend. If you book in advance it can be as cheap as the Greyhound bus, but with a bar, large seats and wifi – it’s a much better option. Portland is a quirky place with lots to see, so we thought we would put together some famous spots where you can take that insta worthy pic.

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Seattle has some amazing restaurants. The food scene is really taking off with cuisines from all over the world. We decided to showcase a couple of restaurants that we really enjoyed, not just for the food, but for the commitment and passion behind the scenes.

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Our journey down the west coast of the United States of America has started in Seattle. What a great way to get going, with the iconic skyline and bustling downtown. It was a perfect way to start our trip. We’ve compiled a list of the must see attractions from our time in the emerald city, hope you enjoy!

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Our introduction to Canadian restaurants, and what a great way to start. Fable Kitchen has a great story, from a TV cooking show to fruition on the streets of Vancouver. While competing on season 2 of ‘Top Chef Canada’, Trevor Bird came up with the name for the team’s farm to table restaurant concept: FABLE. The vision was born and Trevor found the perfect location that shared his vision of an open kitchen, where he and his team could interact with guests, while showcasing their talents.

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Surry Hills was one of my favourite spots in Sydney! With quirky bars, restaurants and shops down every street, it makes for a much more fun atmosphere than the boring old CBD. There are some amazing food spots, but I thought I’d give examples of low to high budget dining with exceptional quality.

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Between Cairns and Townsville there are so many beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes to explore. We were fortunate enough to spend a month discovering this part of the world, documenting our trip as we went. When we were looking into where to go, we couldn’t find the sort of information we were looking for, so thought we would create this blog for future travellers in the area. We have put together our top 5 waterfalls and a bonus secret spa pool, which is way to surreal to miss… the colours are amazing!

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When we’re out and about, doing our site seeing thing, we’re always on the lookout for great lunch spots. So I thought I’d share our favourite finds from major tourist spots around Sydney.

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Manly was a great day out! Getting away from the busy city centre and getting back on the golden sand was what Georgi and I were craving. Manly is tourist central but there are a couple of lovely little eateries off the beaten track, where you can relax and eat some incredible food.

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Rubyos brings a touch of style to the bustling King Street strip. With its heritage charm and relaxing contemporary interior, Rubyos is the perfect place to enjoy a celebration. Australian cuisine with a “fusion” mix of international flavours – to be shared in true tapas style. We were so surprised with the standard of food that came out of the kitchen. It felt like tapas food done in a fine dine style, it was truly amazing.

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David and Janet run this family owned business, that has won major awards in USA, UK and Europe for its array of beers. From start to finish the hospitality and service on show was text book. We were looked after so well, I’d love to have a team like that if I was running a restaurant/bar in the future. We started off with a tasting paddle of beers, which were fantastic!

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The Ternary, Novotel’s beautiful concept restaurant, is a must try for any Sydney foodie, or anyone in general. Situated in the heart of Darling Harbour, and in walking distance of some of Sydney’s best attractions, The Ternary is perfect for any occasion.

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We took a trip south from Cairns, stopping in Mission Beach for a week, then moving down to Townsville. We really enjoyed this dry, hot part of Tropical North Queensland, there was quite a bit to do. We thought we’d jot a little list down to help anyone who’s travelling that way.

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Before planning our trip to Townsville we hadn’t realised the amazing array of street art we would come across. It was only on our first day, whilst walking around, we spotted numerous pieces of fantastic art. All the destinations listed below are pretty central to Townsville, meaning you can walk around and tick them off pretty easily. It does get seriously hot, so make sure you take a pit stop at Townsville Brewery and sample the local beer before finishing the street art tour.

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What a beautiful part of the world! The 4 mile beach lined with palm trees is an incredible sight, especially at this time of year when it’s a little milder (28-30 degrees) lol.
The town is so relaxed and chilled, it was the perfect setting to enjoy some incredible food.

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We hadn’t planned on coming up to Palm Cove until friends mentioned how beautiful the area was. They weren’t wrong. This neck of the woods is stunning! When the wind dies down the water turns a light turquoise colour, becoming the perfect back drop for some top notch food. All the venues we visited were along Williams Esplanade, looking out through the palm trees and across the golden sand into the blue horizon. It was a mesmerising place and the chefs didn’t disappoint.

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Our time spent in Townsville was a hot one, spent sun baking on our roof top and dipping in and out of the pool. In between which we were treated to some exceptional food. There is a huge array of restaurants in Townsville and we could have easily visited another 10-15 top class establishments. My aim as always is to bring a varied selection, to accommodate all budgets and show off the fantastic talent Townsville has to offer. My picks are in no particular order, please check them out if you’re in the area, you’ll thank me later.

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We seemed to plan our trip to Cairns perfectly, the weather was glorious and the whole town was alive due to the Commonwealth games being in town. We ate some fantastic food, drank some good beer and chilled out in this wonderful part of Tropical North Queensland. I’ve put together some ideas to help with cost free activities in Cairns, enjoy.

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Mission Beach is a stunning place along the eastern coast of Tropical North Queensland. Even though it’s a quiet little town, there are still a few fantastic venues to grab a lovely meal. I’ve put together a list of my top 3 for Mission Beach, check them out if you’re in the area!

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If you’re looking for a day out that is active and free then make sure that one of these National Park walks is on your to do list!
The Noosa Heads Coastal Walk is the most recommended out of the 5 you can do through the National Park. It has some amazing view points and beaches along the way, and there are plenty of opportunities to see some wildlife. The whole coastal walk is advised to take up to 4 hours, but I would definitely leave a little longer for all of the photo opportunities.

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Cairns is an amazing place. We happened to visit whilst the Commonwealth Games was on, so the place was hectic and had a fantastic atmosphere. The sun was out, the games were on, everyone was enjoying a schooner or 3 so what better to do than enjoy some quality food. I’ve put together our top picks from our time in Cairns in no particular order with options catering for all budgets, enjoy.

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We had the pleasure of being invited down to the Coolangatta branch of Black Sheep Espresso Baa. The coffee shop come eatery may be small in square footage but it’s massive in personality. Matt (the manager) and Matt (the chef) have done a great job in bringing an amazing atmosphere to the Coolangatta spot.

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We’d been craving an authentic Italian restaurant for a while and when Andrea and the team invited us down to Double Zero Pizza that’s exactly what we got! With the roaring pizza oven, Italian chef and Sicilian Andrea at the helm, Double Zero is definitely a taste of Italy on the Gold Coast. The menu was fantastic, we went for the Parmiggiana di melenzane to start, homemade thick slices of grilled eggplant served with Napoli sauce and grilled mozzarella. The sauce was perfectly balanced and cheesy eggplant is just a dream, anyone who disagrees must have a problem…

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The Gold Coast is an amazing area of eastern Austrailia with a sprawl of fantastic restaurants along the golden sands. One of these amazing hidden gems is Willow Dining Room in Burleigh Heads. We had the pleasure of being invited down to Willow Dining Room by Ian the Head Chef, to experience their tapas style menu. We have to say a big thank you to Ian and the team who took great care of us and cooked some incredible dishes for us to taste and document.
The venue is stylish, modern and very inviting. The wall art grabbed my eyes from the moment we walked in. The menu consists of tapas style dishes done to a high dining standard, with very healthy portions! We started off with a refreshing pear, goats cheese and pine nut salad. A perfect pallet cleanser before the tasty dishes to come.

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This bustling pizzeria is a must do for Italian food fans in Bali. I have to say that the calzone was one of the best I’ve ever had. So good I went back twice. The prices still categorise the restaurant as a cheap eat! The pizzas and calzones are priced between 60-120k (£3-6), so an absolute bargain. My advice is to arrive at 18:30, before the big evening rush arrives. There’s lots of roadside parking for your scooter as well.

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Day out in Amed, Bali
March 62018

Amed in Bali was one of my favourite locations yet! On the far eastern side of the north coast, it’s the perfect location (as far away from Kuta & Seminyak as possible). The beaches are either black sand, being a volcanic island, or pebbled (quite tricky to master in flip flops). The water is beautifully clear and so warm, perfect for snorkelling or diving. We stayed at Stop Inn, which was ideal for what we needed. It had the mighty Mt Agung starring over us from the left and amazing fields all around, it was quite a spectacular setting.

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Amed Food, Bali
March 32018

Amed was definitely my favourite area we went to in Bali, you can read about our time there HERE. Amed doesn’t have the sprawl of cafes, restaurants and bars that Canggu/Kuta/Seminyak has, but it’s a lot quieter and less touristy, which was perfect for us. I have put together my top picks for the Amed area, hope you enjoy.

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Gili T Food
March 22018

Gili T wasn’t my favourite Gili Island as you can read HERE, but it did have some fantastic cafes and restaurants. I have put together some of our top picks with a variety of budget in mind. Please remember that in Indonesia you need to check the bottoms of the menus to see if the menu price is including or excluding tax and service charge. Usually a restaurant will put “++” at the end of their prices to show tax and service will be added on top. This can catch you off guard if you’re trying to keep to a tight budget.

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I have a feeling this is my first blog about a specific hostel.. I just had to write it due to the crazy nature of this place. It is simply bonkers lol
Firstly I have to mention it is amazing value for money, with breakfast included as well as free coffee and tea all the time. Just check out this LINK for prices.
On arrival we were greeted by the owner, a French gent called Sebastian, who I can only describe as eccentric… He must have a similar mind to the director Tim Burton, as the design and concept of this hostel is truly bamboozling. To enter you must walk under the tree roots and through a wardrobe (watch out for the coat hangers) where you will then reach reception.

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After spending 3 days on each of the Gili Islands (Air, Meno and Trawangan), I thought it would be useful to have a little recap. The weather whilst on all 3 islands was incredible, we had perfect snorkelling conditions, amazing sunbathing days and relaxing pool days on each island. BUT each island does offer something different and I definitely have a favourite and least favourite.

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We had been looking forward to coming to the Gili’s for a while purely for the chilled out atmosphere and the chance to snorkel with sea turtles. We stayed at Bedagang backpackers, which was an amazing hostel, we’d highly recommend it and can be found HERE.

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Gili Air Food
February 202018

Gili Air was the first of the Gili’s we hit after coming north from Kuta in Lombok. The island is just incredible and well worth the visit if you’re coming this way on your travels. A little bit busier than Gili Meno but a million times quieter and better than Gili T. This island has a great mix for a relaxed stay.

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Kuta, Lombok Food
February 202018

Kuta Lombok, not to be confused with Kuta in Bali, same part of the world but a completely different place. Kuta in Lombok is a beautiful surfing village on the southern coast of the island, whilst Kuta in Bali is an over touristy, crowded and avoidable part of Indonesia.

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When you say “we’re off to Singapore” everyone’s reply is the same “oh it’s expensive there”…. hmm only if you make it expensive. We did 2 nights in Singapore for as cheap as we have been doing the rest of south east Asia.
We stayed in Little India, which is an hour walk or a 15min Uber ride away from Marina Bay Sands hotel. The food here was incredible and at very reasonable prices!

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Singapore on a Budget
February 112018

What an extraordinary place! The rich drive around in their Ferraris and Lambos, the streets are immaculately clean and the skyline is just incredible. But all of this doesn’t mean it has to be an expensive trip!
We stayed at TripsInn Hostel above the Prince of Wales in Little India. It cost £8pp per night, a little more than the hostels we’re used to but this is Singapore. You can find the hostel link HERE. The hostel ticked all the boxes with WiFi, air con and more importantly 10% off the beers downstairs in the pub, we’d definitely recommend it.
There are so many activities that are FREE in Singapore. Check out our video HERE for an insight into our time in Singapore.

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Day out in Melaka, Malaysia
February 112018

Melaka was our final stop in Malaysia and I wish we had spent more time there! On planning our trip we were chatting to people in a hostel and a group told us there wasn’t much to do, from now on we won’t be listening to other people.
Melaka is beautiful, it’s a cross between Hoi An’s bustling old town and George Town’s quirky street art and cafes. The most beautiful, road level river, runs throughout Melaka’s centre. Lined with street art, bars, cafes and numerous art galleries, the place is so picturesque.

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As many of our followers are travelling couples like ourselves, we thought we’d pop in a useful blog for a cheap activity! Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Sabah’s fantastic islands as well as Mt Kinabalu but at night, other than the amazing restaurants there’s not many things to do.

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We spent 10 days in this fantastic city in the Sabah region of Borneo. We mainly used it as a point to transfer on and off the beautiful islands, which you can read about HERE. What I didn’t realise before coming was that Kota Kinabalu has a thriving food scene! There’s a lot of Chinese, Indian and western influence which makes for a great mix. I have put together my top 5 restaurants out of around the 20 or so we went to, they are in no particular order and all offer very tasty dishes.

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The main reason we took the flight to Kota Kinabalu was to visit the islands just off the coast, which are now part of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The first step you’ll need to take is to get down to Jefferson pier. Earlier the better as it gets seriously busy, we didn’t even bother going down on a Saturday or Sunday, we were told it gets TOO busy! The map below shows where the pier is in comparison to where most hostels and hotels are:

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Well, when we heard that Kuala Lumpur had some unbelievable street food, combined with some crazy spectacles (the Petronas Twin Towers), we couldn’t wait to arrive. We were only doing a short 2 day trip before flying to Kota Kinabalu so we booked a cheap hostel without really looking where it was. Miraculously when we arrived at Dengba Hostel, we noticed it was on Jalan Alor … the heart of street food in KL! This was going to be an epic 48 hours for our tastebuds.

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When you google “things to do in Langkawi” the cable car and skybridge will always be up there, and rightly so! It’s a must do, but only if the weather allows you. You have to wait until a completely clear day, or one where the clouds are not lying low. If you get any other weather you risk the cable car being shut or the bridge having zero visibility.
We managed to pick a day where the clouds were high in the sky, so the view from the bridge was spectacular. The bridge is 2,170ft above sea level, and has some glass bottom sections, which are really quite impressive. It is not an activity for the faint hearted or anyone scared of heights.

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Langkawi has become one of my favourite places and the food is also of a very high standard. There’s a vast influence here, including Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western cuisine. I have put together our favourite three eats from the Pantai Tengah area on the south west coast of the island.

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Street Art in Georgetown
January 112018

So the Street Art in Georgetown was AMAZING, we’d definitely recommend doing it!
We decided to go straight out in the morning and go on a little treasure hunt around the streets of Penang. We used the app “Maps.me” which was so handy. You can simply type in which street art you want to see and pin them all to then use offline and follow. There is so many to see but we managed to do a little route which surprisingly didn’t take long – you can do it all in a morning/afternoon. We have put together our best bits with a map, divided up into 5 sections for an easy walk through town.

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George Town to Langkawi
January 102018

We hadn’t originally planned to go to langkawi as we’d never heard of it, but my god sent we glad we went!
Getting there was so simple, quite quick and was ok value for money. Don’t get me wrong you can fly from Penang to Langkawi pretty cheap but we decided to take the boat as you go past some amazing islands and sights.
From George Town it is pretty simple to walk to the ferry terminal, took us 15mins from Love Lane even with our big bags. You need to buy a ticket from one of the outlets on the way, they’re all the same price, very different to Thailand where you have to barter for a better price.

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George Town Food
January 102018

George Town, Penang has become one of mine and Georgi’s favourite little towns. There’s so much going on; restaurants, street food, diverse ethnicities bringing their culture to separate areas of the town as well as an abundance of street art to keep you wandering for hours on end. Of course my favourite part has been the food scene! You have little India, little China town and of course an array of Malaysian cuisine.

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For the Christmas and New Year period we decided to treat ourselves. We actually booked this trip before we booked/ planned any travels. We stayed from the 23rd December to 2nd January. We booked the Executive Suite through Bookings.com

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The WiFi on these islands have been so awful so we apologise for the lack of blog writing. I wanted to recap on the amazing time we had in Chiang Mai and especially at the Elephant Family Care.
We stayed in a hostel called Dee Marc on the north side of Chiang Mai town. The lady working there was so helpful and spoke good english. She recommended “Elephant Family Care” when we asked “who was the nicest to the elephants?”

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Laos food – Our top picks
December 162017

As you all probably know by now, I can blab on about food into the next century. So I thought instead of giving you the ins and outs of everywhere we ate in Laos, I would simply do a run down of our top picks from each place we visited.

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On December 5th we had planned a whole day out, as it was our anniversary and thought a ride in the sun to see the surrounding sights of Luang Prabang was the best option. It definitely was! We rented a bike from our hostel, just your standard scooter with a 125cc engine for 120,000KP (bloody expensive, but we found everything in Laos a bit more expensive) and headed on our way.

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Don’t do it!
Is it acceptable to start and finish a blog with one line ? It should be, but I will fill you in on some more info so you can decide for yourself.

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Vietnam Food
December 42017

When looking back on our time in Vietnam, I would 100% say our trip was centred around food. Baring in mind it has been a very wet month, most of our activities have been indoors, very near a bar or kitchen.
From speaking to friends who have lived here for years apparently we have come at a perfect time. The local food is as good as ever, they are catering for vegetarians, vegans and people with allergies better than ever, as well as the standard of western food being at an all time high.

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Hoi An Old Town Food
December 22017

After our disappointment of Hoi An Old Town being under water post typhoon, we were extremely glad to see Hoi An back to its bustling self when we arrived on 26th November.

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After fleeing the typhoon and flying north to Ha Noi, seeing that it was dry was the biggest relief in the world.
We stayed with our amazing friends Steve and Tamara who teach in the city. They put up with us for 10 days and we had such a crazy time. It was so nice to have some home comforts such as a sofa to chill on, a washing machine to use and most importantly some familiar faces to explore the city with. They showed us some fantastic restaurants, the food scene in Hanoi is up there with the best! They do western food extremely well (especially breakfast) and cater for veggie/vegan needs really well.

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Well our time in Vietnam has been hindered by the weather. I know they always say to not depend on the weather but we really didn’t think we would get hit with the extremes that we have been so far. As you know we haven’t posted a blog or video for a while and we apologise, but due to a certain typhoon we have been all over the place and had to change a lot of our original plans.

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Cambodia Food
November 52017

First of all the food is MORE EXPENSIVE than in Thailand, by quite a bit actually. The main reason being that Cambodia has adopted the US Dollar as a currency. So they seem to round everything up to $1 even if it was ever cheaper. But on the flip side, beer is MUCH CHEAPER than in Thailand, with your average beer costing no more than 75c or 50c during happy hours. So you win some you lose some.

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Good morning from Koh Rong Samloem (theres a few different spellings, no-one’s quite sure on the right way). We’re around 5km off the south coast of Cambodia on island paradise, the best thing being NO WIFI ! So god knows when we will be able to post our blogs, photos and videos of me repeatedly falling off the paddle board ..
To get down to the islands was quite simple and relatively cheap, we took a 7 hour bus from Phenom Phen to Sihanoukville which cost $12pp one way. We stayed in Monkey Republic hostel for 2 nights which was a fantastic choice. Very social hostel (but not party hostel) with good food, cheap beer and english speaking staff who will help you with all you travel plans.

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Well Siem Reap gobbled me up and spat me back out! One of the worst hangovers I’ve had in years which has been the reason we’ve gone quiet over the last 4 days. I thought it would be a good idea to leave it a couple of days before reviewing our trip. If you’d asked me 2 days ago what I thought of Mad Monkey Hostel and Siem Reap, I would have probably said “never again”, but on reflection it was a fantastic experience and we met some amazing people.

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We arrived in Pak Chong yesterday, and from our hostel receptionist we booked the full day rainforest trek they offered for groups, priced at 1750TBH per person (£40pp) to Khao Yai National Park. We got to the meeting point at 8am this morning to find we were the only two on the trip, so had our own personal guide for the day (usually priced at 3500TBHpp). Already this was incredible value for money!

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Welcome to Ayutthaya, a fantastic small village 56 miles north of Bangkok, surrounded by water with loads of sites to see. If you’re travelling in by train from Bangkok like we did (15TBH per person), the easiest way to cross the water is by the river ferry for 5TBH per person .. seriously cheap! But watch you don’t fall in the water with your backpack on (watch the video blog to see what I mean).

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After working in restaurants, bars and clubs all my life I’m always fascinated in the nightlife in other cultures and cities. After recovering from a lack of sleep and one to many in-flight curries, we chilled on our first night, resting up for a night on the town the next day.

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Today was the end of Buddhist lent, this meant that even Khaosan Road was quiet! No alcohol is being served until midnight so we decided to take our adventures further into Bangkok and be proper tourists for the day.
We had planned to visit the Grand Palace, but due to the country being in a state of mourning for the late King, only Thai nationals could enter the Palace grounds. Apparently this is the case until 31st October as many posters around the city will tell you.

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Khao San Road Food
October 42017

Ahhh Khaosan Road, what a crazy place to start our travels! It’s pure crazy and open 24 hours a day. Market stalls, street tailors, bars and clubs all keep the street buzzing with people constantly, but I’m going to fill you in on the food! If you don’t know I’m a crazy foodie and love trying new and different things.

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