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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

If you happen to have a stopover in Abu Dhabi, you absolutely must visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is the most beautiful mosque we’ve ever seen so far. Both the inside and the outside of this mosque are absolutely incredible. It’s an architectural marvel and totally photogenic. We actually stopped over in Abu […]

Our 6-day Example Itinerary for the Spectacular Kingdom of Jordan

Although I had seen numerous photos of Petra before, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the rest of Jordan. We planned our trip to Jordan last minute, to fill in the 6 days we had spare before beginning our Ugandan safari. But Jordan really surprised us. It’s an amazing country and we never […]

Petra Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

The ancient city of Petra (also known as the Rose City) is the most famous archaeological site in Jordan and the most visited attraction in the country. It’s also a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Petra has been on our bucket list for a while and […]

How to Spend a 24-hour Stopover in Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is the country’s second biggest city after the more popular Dubai. In recent years it has followed in Dubai’s footsteps in becoming a great stopover city for visitors travelling via the middle east. This is because Etihad Airways (which is based in Abu Dhabi) now flies […]

A Quick City Guide to Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia is a charming city located on the banks of the Sangkae River. Although it’s just a few hours from Siem Reap, it doesn’t seem to attract that many tourists. Most decide to head straight to Siem Reap, or if they do visit Battambang, they only give it a […]

Angkor Wat Through my Lens: A Photo Essay

Anyone visiting Cambodia rushes to visit Angkor Wat. It’s not surprising why this archaeological complex is one of the true wonders of the world. It’s one of a kind and it’s not until you wander inside its walls that you truly appreciate just how mind-blowing it is. Those incredibly detailed carvings, those huge tree roots […]

The Killing Fields – Cambodia’s Dark Past

One of our lasting memories of Cambodia will be the smiling faces of its people. Over the course of our month there, barely a day went by without one of us commenting on just how lovely our tuk tuk driver had been or how nice the staff at our hotel were. Of course it didn’t […]

Our Complete Guide to Kampot, the Hidden Gem of Cambodia

When we left Australia to travel full-time, we knew we’d be spending Christmas and New Years Eve overseas. After mapping out a rough itinerary for the first couple of months, we worked out that we’d be spending the end of the year in Cambodia. Knowing that we started looking for a town in Cambodia where […]

Two Amazing Community-Based Tours in Siem Reap

Most people visiting Siem Reap spend the bulk of their time exploring the temples of Angkor. The Archaeological complex is incredible and there are so many temples that it takes a few days to work your way around them. But Siem Reap is not just about Angkor Wat. There are some fantastic areas to explore […]

Our Bear Care Tour at the Free the Bears Sanctuary, Phnom Penh

After finding out about the Free the Bears Sanctuary a few years ago, I knew I wanted to see the sanctuary when we eventually visited Cambodia. While in Luang Prabang in Laos, we enjoyed visiting their smaller sanctuary there, at the foot of the Kuang Si Falls. When I checked their website, I discovered the […]

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