The Hanging Coffins of Sagada – a video for Discovery

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Sagada Rice Terraces, Two for the Road Hanging Coffins of Sagada

Overlooking the rice terraces just outside Sagada

Back in 2010 I started adding all of our trip photos to Flickr under the Creative Commons licence, meaning that anyone can use them as long as they credit me in their finished product. I use other people’s photos via this method all the time and it’s nice to see the blog posts and articles discuss places you’ve been using the snaps you’ve taken. Every now and again I receive a cool request, like the promotions company that put some of my photos on fridge magnets and then sent me some samples. Or the Canadian publisher that used some of my photos of Buenos Aires in a guidebook. But nothing is quite as exciting as being contacted by the Discovery Network to say they’ve seen a particular shot of yours and they’d like to feature it in a new short film series!

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Top 5 unusual foods I have eaten on our travels

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When you're on the road food doesn't always look quite like you expect it to

When you’re on the road food doesn’t always look quite like you expect it to

I have eaten some exceptionally good food on our travels. I have also had some pretty insipid unforgettable meals too. However, one question I keep getting asked is what is the most unusual food I have eaten? So here you go, in reverse order this is my top 5 of unusual foods I have eaten during our trip so far.

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Thailand round-up

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Longtails docked on the beach - Andaman Sea

Longtails docked on the beach – Andaman Sea

We first visited Thailand 5 years ago, it sounds like a short time but it feels a lot longer now that we’ve seen the rapidly developing jewel of Asia again. We really enjoyed our previous visit but the 6 weeks we’ve spent in Thailand this year have truly been some of the best of the trip and have taken our love for Thailand to a whole new level.

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Sukhumvit Soi 38 street food Olympics

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Where the magic happens

Where the magic happens

Our main priority when booking our accommodation for our last week in Asia was to make sure that we were close to good street food. Luckily for us our last destination was Bangkok so we headed to the Sukhumvit area and took up residence in a guesthouse just around the corner from Soi 38. We had heard from several reliable sources that the street food in this area would ensure that we left Asia in style!

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Getting the best from Angkor Wat in 2 days – Part 2

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Me clambering up one of my favourite temples - Baksei Chamkrong

Me clambering up one of my favourite temples – Baksei Chamkrong

After a day off from temple hopping we felt refreshed and ready to tackle day 2. If you missed part 1 of this post you can read it here. 

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Getting the best from Angkor Wat in 2 days – part 1

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The impressive sight of Angkor Wat

The impressive sight of Angkor Wat

Little known fact about me, my university degree was in Archaeology. I spent three years of my life learning about all things ancient and aspiring to become a combination of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft. Obviously since I ended up working in marketing this didn’t quite work out but I still have a love for all things ancient and find it incredibly fascinating to visit remains of past civilisations. Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia is one of those places that has astounded me from afar and I couldn’t wait to explore it.

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