Death and culture shock at Pashupatinath

*Warning: Some people may find some of the images included in this article confronting or distressing.  Having lived in Australia for most of my life, I’ve never really been exposed to death. I’ve never even been to a funeral. Despite this, I’ve always harboured a small fascination with the afterlife and the rituals that accompany…

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65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later.  2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity  3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)? 4. Do it…

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao and Unrealistic Expectations In the months leading up to our big trip, Koh Tao was the place that captured my imagination and fantasy the most. As a scuba diver with salt water in my veins, I dreamt of spending every hour in the water, finning with the fishes, teasing christmas tree worms and…

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One Month of Travel

One month of Travel  They say that the first Month is the most challenging. The most exciting but the most challenging . You get used to the fact that you don’t have a house and a room “back home” to go to when you get tired, instead you curl up on your lumpy bungalow mattress…

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