Category Travel Features

Taking photos of cats at Nga Hpe Chaung, the Jumping Cat Monastery in Burma

Photos of People Taking Photos of… Cats in Burma

One day one bored, crazy monk living in a monastery in Burma rounded up all the local cats and started making them jump through hoops. Word spread and boat loads of tourists started to arrive to witness the spectacle.Read More
Travel in Yangon, Burma

Charmed by Yangon

Yangon was our introduction to Myanmar. Though it is a decent sized city of over four million and until recently Myanmar’s capital city - until the government relocated elsewhere, much to the populace’s joy - our drive through its darkening streets from the airport to our accommodation told us the city was going to be very different to the in-your-faceness of Bangkok.Read More
Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Visa Run

Six Minutes in Burma: A Quick Guide to the Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Visa Run

For long term travellers deciding to make Chiang Mai their temporary home the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai will become a familiar place. Many expats living in the north of Thailand will visit there two or three times a year; crossing the bridge and stepping a hundred metres over the border into Myanmar to renew their two plus one month visas.Read More
The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Out of the Siq: 17 Photos of Petra

After saving my dad from the Nazis… No, hang on, that was the other guy. The one with the hat. I had the hat but as already reported lost it after drinking too much in Turkey.Read More
Rocket Festival in Don Det, Laos

Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Don Det, Laos

After the mayhem of Songkran I started to look around for another crazy festival to attend and the rocket festival celebrated by Lao peoples in Laos and northeastern Thailand fitted the bill perfectly.Read More
How to get a Thai tourist visa in Savannakhet, Laos

A Very Quick Guide to Getting A Thai Tourist Visa in Savannakhet, Laos

We haven’t done it but from what we have heard getting a Thai tourism visa in Vientiane is a little stressful, involving, according to Travelfish, ‘tremendous’ queues even when turning up at 8am. Our visa run to Savannakhet couldn’t have been more different.Read More
House sitter looking after a dog

House Sitting 101 Part 2 – Become a House Sitter

Rachel Martin runs Trusted Housesitters alongside her partner Andy. Running a house sitting website gives her a bird’s eye view of the world of house sitting as well as insights into what works and what doesn’t when applying for a housesit. Here’s a few of her top tips.Read More
Songkran. Chiang Mai. Thailand

Photos of Songkran 2013 in Chiang Mai

If you have kept up with our Facebook updates you will know we have spent the past few days charging around Chiang Mai with a water gun, randomly or deliberately squirting people - young and old alike - in the face.Read More
A water gun for Songkran. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Preparing for Songkran

I’m sitting in a pink towel (actually, it’s puce; yes, definitely puce) listening to the whoops and cheers as our neighbours soak each other and passing scooters with water. On the bed are laid out various items of clothing. What does one choose from our limited wardrobe for charging about town like a maniac squirting people in the face?Read More
House and pet sitting

House Sitting 101 – 3 Tips to Get Started in House Sitting

If you’re travelling – or planning to go travelling – and you haven’t heard about house sitting, where have you been hiding? This is part one of a two post series by James Cave of TrustedHousesitters.com about house sitting. Read More