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3 Days in Budapest

With its grand architecture, fascinating history and relaxing baths, Budapest was a surprise highlight of my most recent trip to Europe.  Having given myself just three and a half days to discover the city, I left wanting more and easily... Continue Reading →


A Long Layover in Brussels

En route back to Canada from my most recent visit to Europe, I had a 20 hour layover in Brussels.  Taking in to account the time needed to transit back and forth from the airport and sleep, I had about... Continue Reading →

A Culinary Journey Through Hong Kong: Part II

Another day, more delicious food in Hong Kong! BBQ Pork with Rice At home, almost every time I order BBQ pork I find myself disappointed (dry pork and not enough BBQ flavour is my usual complaint).  I figured I'd take... Continue Reading →

Changing Plans

Being flexible is the key to getting by on a long term vacation.  While planning is something I enjoy, it is important to make sure that plans are adaptable enough to adjust for things such as weather, political events, recommendations... Continue Reading →

A Culinary Journey Through Hong Kong: Part I

Among the backpacker crowd I met prior to arriving in Hong Kong, there seemed to be a general consensus on the city.  It's a great place but there isn't lots to see.  Hong Kong seems to be a place best... Continue Reading →

Discovering Bali: Temples, Rice Paddies, Monkeys & (Green) Pancakes

After five weeks of solo travel in Australia, I was excited to have a travel companion visiting from home for two weeks in and around Bali!  Our first stop was in Ubud, the 'cultural centre' of Bali made famous (apparently)... Continue Reading →

Sailing the Whitsundays

Staying on budget while travelling in Australia is not always easy, as tours and excursions are relatively expensive (not to mention the alcohol prices!).  While undoubtedly providing some unforgettable memories, doing the whole gamut of activities dotted along the East... Continue Reading →

A Quick Stop in Noosa

After taking two weeks to see Sydney, Tasmania and Melbourne I had planned to have about three weeks left to hop up the east coast from Byron Bay to Cairns where I am catching my flight in to Bali.  What... Continue Reading →

5 Budget Friendly Activities in Byron Bay

Enjoy the Sunsets The sunset in Byron is one of the best I've seen.  At the end of Main Beach closest to the lighthouse, Fisherman's Lookout is one of the best places to take in sunset with panoramic views across... Continue Reading →

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