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In the 12 years that I have been on the road I have traveled to 90 countries in all continents and also lived in six. I am an expat since 2006 and I started this blog at the beginning of 2014. In order to make your navigation through the articles and planning help on the page, I have created this repository of all the destination specific articles. They are organised alphabetically for easier location and you can scroll down to find the country you are looking to visit. Not all the countries I have been to are represented as I wanted the information to be updated and correct so I chose not to write about places I may have been in the past but too long ago to really be able to give proper advise on. As always, you can reach out to me on social media, facebook, twitter or Instagram or send me an email through the contact page.

Click on the letter below to take you to the country name of your choice, or just scroll down.

Happy travels!


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7 Reasons to visit Andorra, a paradise very few know about


A visit to the founding wineries of the Margaret River 
3 day itinerary: Things to do in Margaret River for wine lovers 
What to know before you go: Margaret River 
Beautifully seasons fine dining at Muse Restaurant, Hunter Valley 
Romancing with food at Aria, Sydney's most acclaimed restaurant 
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort review 
The charm of Cape Mentelle 
The day I jumped off the Sydney Harbour Bridge 
Scenic flight over Tasmania
Lizard Island Resort review
How to spend a weekend in Sydney
Guide to Uluru Ayers Rock, everything you need to know to visit

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Guide to Bhutan: Everything you need to know to plan a trip
How Drukpa Kunley convinced Bhutan to worship the phallus
18 Surprising facts about Bhutan
Review of Amankora lodges, Aman resorts in Bhutan
9 day journey through Bhutan with Amankora
I am an Aman Junkie
17 stunning photos of Bhutan


7 Days to fill your days in Brunei
Brunei: Jungle, fireflies and the latest Shariah Law


Yangon, all doors open to tourism
Journey to the Lost World of Bagan

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The Pavilion Hotel Phnom Penh
Romance at one room The Mekong Floating Bungalows, Phnom Penh
Destination wedding Angkor Wat


Top-3 UNESCO countries
The incandescent numbness of Sichuan flavours
The warrior village of the Qiang Minority
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain - A retreat in the province of abundance
Feeling like an emperor at Aman at the Summer Palace
Beijing food scene: from critters to fine dining

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Itinerary: 4 days in Djibouti
11 Things to know before you go: Djibouti
Djibouti, the country that tourists don't visit
Lake Assal's crystalline beauty
An otherworldly creation in Lake Abbe

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Autumn romance in Paris, perfect weekend for two
5 Markets in Paris to bargain-hunt
10 Bistros in Paris locals eat at
5 Rooftops in Paris with the best views
5 Places in Paris for a picnic
5 Secret gardens in Paris
Diving with mantas in Bora Bora
Am I in an episode of Magnum PI?

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Cinderella's real life castle

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What two months in an Honduran slum taught me about the selfishness of giving

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Things to see in Hyderabad in 2 days
6 Extravagant experiences on india's luxury Maharajas Express train
On the hunt for India's endangered Bengal tiger
8 Things to know before you go: Maharajas Express
Maharajas Express Review - Rajasthan like Royalty onboard a luxury train


Golf resorts in Bintan - Are they a good alternative to Singapore
Banyan Tree Bintan Review - Re-discovering Bintan's most romantic resort
Spa Village Tembok, a lover's retreat in Bali
When in Ubud, make room4dessert
Where to eat in Ubud, culture capital of Bali
Places to visit and things to do in Bali
Chapung se Bali, Ubud's sexy hip resort
An exclusive stay at Intercontinental Resort Bali
Sababay Bali, fair trade wines with a heart
Nikoi Island, when the feeling of staying at a friend's private island is not enough
Ubud's Hanging Gardens, an iconic infinity pool perched above Bali's jungle


5 Days of autumn in Tuscany
5 Perfect summer days of slow travel in Tuscany
3 Michelin star Enoteca Pinchiorri review
Hand-made biodynamic wines in Tuscany
Olive oil, the liquid gold of life
How slow travel in Tuscany changed my travel lifestyle
Turning wood into beautiful art in Tuscany
Villa del Cigliano Chianti Classico wines
Combing cashmere goats in Tuscany
Chasing ancient Maremmane cows

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15 Weird and wonderful truly Japanese experiences
Know before you go - 8 hilarious moments in Japan
What to do in Akihabara
Best of Tokyo in 4 days
A baffling evening at the Robot Restaurant Tokyo
4 Days of summer in Niseko's mountains
Best food experiences in Tokyo
Geisha makeup - My experience becoming a Geisha
Things to do in Asakusa, "from Pray to Play" with Context Travel
Summer in Niseko at the Green Leaf Niseko Village
7 weird and wonderful cafes in Tokyo
Asia's 2nd best restaurant - Review of Narisawa Tokyo

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A guide to Kenya's best parks and conservancies
12 Days on a classic safari in Kenya and Tanzania
Planning a Great Migration safari in Kenya
Hemingway's Kenya with the longest running safari company
Resources to plan your safari in Africa
Who are the Big Five animals of Africa?
3 Reasons to book a mobile tented safari on your next trip to Africa
20 Safari photos that prove nature put the Earth's greatest show
10 Things you may not know about safaris

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9 Best things to do in Luang Prabang
Finding peace at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang

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Madagascar's Red Tsingy


Guide to Malawi: Everything you need to visit independently


Picking strawberries and drinking tea in Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands Resort, tales, trails and Christmas traditions
Perhentian you broke my heart from the wrong reasons
Gaya Island Resort, a weekend amidst turtles and beach bliss


Honeymooning in the Maldives or in Bora Bora?
What to do at the Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
The ultimate guide to Maldives' luxury resorts
Dining with sharks under the water in the Maldives
Why the Six Senses Laamu might just be the one
Diving with mantas in paradise


Where to stay in Sayulita
Things to do in Sayulita
Things to do, places to see and activities in Puerto Vallarta
Is Garza Blanca Preserve & Spa the right hotel in Puerto Vallarta?
Guide to the best resorts in Puerto Vallarta
Road trip around Puerto Vallarta
Guide to timeshare vacations
The best luxury hotels in Los Cabos
Guide to Los Cabos for the discerning traveler


5 Remote countries in the Pacific you know nothing about
What to do in Chuuk, the complete guide to wreck diving and beyond
What to do in Yap, the complete guide to diving and more
What to do in Guam, the complete guide
16 Things that may surprise you about Guam
The best dive wrecks in Chuuk Lagoon


Guide to Monaco, everything you need to know


Mongolia, riding the tallest equestrian statue
A girl's motorcycle ride through Mongolia
The train journey of a lifetime - Golden eagle's Trans-Mongolian


Best of Instagram Myanmar

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An encounter with the Himba tribes of Namibia
25 Breathtaking photos of Namibia from the air
Resources to plan your safari in Africa
3 Star studded resorts in dark sky reserves
Remote and beautiful - Review of Serra Cafema Lodge
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - The magic of the stars
A Skeleton Coast safari
A magical stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Magical sunrise on the Sossusvlei dunes


Landing on everest Base Camp, an helicopter tour

New Zealand

The issue with bad translations - the birth of New Zealand
Good girls go to Haven, cool girls road trip in New Zealand
The Bay of Islands from above, high above
Going down sacred maori waterfalls in Rotorua
A wine tour of Waiheke Island
The Hell Hole of the Pacific

North Korea

De-militarisation, imaginary walls and war in North Korea
26 Never seen before photos of North Korea
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun - the mausoleum of North Korea's Great Leaders
25 Things you didn't know about North Korea
Itinerary: 6 days in North Korea
Observations of life in the Hermit Country

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Six Senses Zighy Bay, the dramatic allure of the desert

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Myth-busting in Lahore, Pakistan
Visit Lahore, trust me, you won't regret it


Jellyfish Lake fun


10 Luxury Resorts in the Philippines

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Golden eagle luxury train travel memories
3 ways to make the Trans-Siberian train journey
Cosmopolitan Moscow, 5 reasons to visit now
The train journey of a lifetime - Golden Eagle's trans-Mongolian
5 things I didn't expect from the Trans-Siberian journey

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The night I lost my flip flops in Samoa
What a difference a day makes - A tale of two Samoas
How to enjoy the longest birthday - the funny side of the International Date Line


Funny Singlish expressions for visitors to Singapore
48hrs in Singapore for food and culture lovers
Guide to the luxury hotels of Singapore
50 Things to do in Singapore
5 Luxury resorts a ferry away from Singapore
Singapore Airlines Business Class Review from Singapore to Beijing
What $18,000 will get you in the air, review of Singapore Airlines Suites
A free-flow champagne staycation at the Shangri-la Singapore
Singapore hipster Tiong Bahru neighbourhood
Singapore Airlines A380 Business class Auckland-Singapore
7 Things to keep you busy in Singapore during Chinese New year
Chinese New Year in Singapore, traditions and legends
Review of the Raffles Hotel Singapore
Finding paradise at the Capella Singapore
5 Weekend getaways from Singapore beyond Bintan
Stunning images of Singapore at dusk
Your guide to Tiong Bahru Market
Waku Ghin, what a $600 a head dinner of rare seafood looks like
Afternoon tea at The Raffles Hotel
Review of Naumi, Singapore's luxury boutique hotel

Solomon Islands

Perfect week int he Solomon Islands
Ghost sightings in the Solomon Islands
A starry sea in Gizo, Solomon Islands
7 Dream beaches in the South Pacific

South Korea

7 Reasons why Seoul is the next shopping destination in Asia


Albet i Noya, pioneer organic wine maker in Spain
Caring for the earth at Bodegas Torrew winery, Spain's wine royalty
Paradores, stay in luxury at palaces,castles, forts or monasteries in Spain
Move to a 1,000 year old castle in Spain for a nominal price
7 Spanish cured meats and cold cuts to get fat on
5 Perfect day trips from Barcelona
Disfrutar Barcelona, El Bulli's legacy freshly carried on
10 Wineries near Barcelona to visit
A day out of Barcelona touring Cava Llopart 1887
Barcelona day trip: How the church brought back wine
Weekend wine escape from Barcelona
7 Quintessentially Spanish habits
Barcelona itinerary: Where I would take you in 4 days
Proximity food movement in Barcelona, beyond organic
Sleep between 2,000 year old walls in Barcelona
Review of ABaC Restaurant Barcelona

Sri Lanka

4 Day itinerary of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle
The Golden Dambulla Cave Temple
Sigiriya's Lion Rock Palace of Pleasures
The splendour of the Medieval Kingdom of Polonnaruwa
Anuradhapura, the raw perfection of an ancient empire in ruins
Ulagalla resort luxury at the heart of Anuradhapura
Madulkelle tea and eco-lodge, gamping above Kandy's tea plantations
Galle Face Hotel, a night at one of Asia's oldest Heritage Hotels
The sacred city of Kandy
17th Century vintage Aman resort in Galle


Know before you go: Sudan
Memoires of two springs in the Sudan


Exceptional Swiss luxury hospitality at The Chedi Andermatt
Alpine luxury villages: Andermatt or St. Mortiz?
An alpine journey onboard the Glacier Express

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10 Days on a classic safari in Kenya and Tanzania
Review of the underwater room at The Manta Resort Tanzania
Resources to plan your safari in Africa
Who are the Big Five animals of Africa?
3 Reasons to book a mobile tented safari on your next trip to Africa
20 Safari photos that prove nature put the Earth's greatest show
10 Things you may not know about safaris
The unchanging charm of Pemba Island
Zanzibar's allure, from the lave trade to tourism boom


Soneva Kiri review, Thailand's most exclusive resort
Unique Thailand, 10 undeniable reasons to set sail
Old World girl meets the New Latitude Wines of Thailand
Review of Sri Panwa, Phuket's luxury cool resort
A weekend road tripping Phuket Old Town and beaches
Best things to do in Phuket
5 Hidden beaches in Phuket without the tourists
The ultimate guide to the best luxury hotels in Phuket
9 Places to watch the sunset in Phuket
Walking tour of Phuket Old Town
Things to do in Bangkok that tourists don't know about
Pak Klong Talad Bangkok Flower Market
Bangkok Chinatown food tour, what the locals eat
Legendary hospitality at The peninsula Bangkok
Great things to do in Chiang Mai
Art deco, riverside luxury and Thai antiques and The Siam Hotel
Luxury wellness retreat the Dhara Devi Spa
The Dhara Devi, the luxury hotel in Chiang Mai
4 Day Koh Samui itinerary
Conrad Koh Samui review - Infinity pool views to fall in love again
Guide to the best luxury resorts in Koh Samui
Koh Samui, the island with most beachfront resorts
Soneva Kiri tree pod dining experience
Vineyards among banana trees, Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Khao Yai's PB Valley Winery - Thai winemaker and hospitality
Confused at Nahm Asia's (previous) best restaurant
7 Heavenly moments at Paresa Resort, Phuket
A lavishly delicious weekend in Bangkok
Luxury island resort getaway to The Racha, Phuket


Swimming with humpback whales in Tonga

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Tree-climbing lions in Uganda
That time I took a boda-boda motorbike, in the rain, at 120km/h to get to the airport
My face to face with the mountain gorillas

United Arab Emirates

10 Things that may surprise you about the UAE
Guide to the luxury restaurants of Dubai
Dubai's luxury and obscene guide
10 Things to know before you go: Dubai
Gulf countries: learnings from working in the Middle East
The award for the best economy class goes to...
Emirates A380 Business Class review

United Kingdom

Cambridge tour with Context Travel
London Food Market tour with Context Travel
Context travel: from Shakespeare to The Globe, the evolution of theatre in London

United States

The spirit of Maui
16 Hipster, alternative and crazy things to do in New York
Fabulous High tea at The Plaza
A hip weekend in San Francisco
Review: United airliens Business Class San francisco-Tokyo
Michelin-starred Japenese-Californian dinner at Ame, San Francisco
Swept to winter romance at The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
5 Alternative things to do in Napa Valley
Hot air balloon over the Napa Valley
Hidden gems: 3 beautiful "by appointment only" wineries in the Napa Valley
Auberge du Soleil, the most romantic dinner in the Napa Valley
Bouchon, a bakery from a Michelin starred chef in Napa
Mu(a)d baths in the Napa Valley

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Road tripping Vanuatu's Efate island
A slice of provincial France stuffed in a flying fox


Itinerary: 4 days in Da Nang, Hoi An, My Son and Hue in Central Vietnam

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