Travel Stories

Travel Stories

A Day in the Life of an English Teacher in Colombia

I’m on a bus, alone, on an unfamiliar road in the dead of night. I had resigned myself to sleeping in the airport in...

Cigarettes & Ojeks: The Road to Mount Bromo

The edge of the crater stretched out before me and disappeared into the afternoon haze. With no promise of the trail being passable at...

Inside Myanmar’s Monasteries

Traditions still stand strong in Myanmar’s countryside, which has so far been relatively untouched by the outside world. Myanmar is often seen as one...

Working for the White House: Duncan Wolfe and President Obama

Lincoln Motor Company. Collective Quarterly. McDonalds. Amazon. The White House. These are just some of the clients 28-year-old Duncan Wolfe has done work with. Yes,...

5 Things To Do on Poya Days in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s ancient city Anuradhapura is a must on any itinerary, but it is particularly special during a full moon Poya Day. Two hundred...

Rio Reimagined, Part Four: A City in Color

When I think about Rio de Janeiro, it’s always a challenge to choose one defining characteristic, for the “cidade maravilhosa” is built on many....

Rio Reimagined, Part Three: The Art of Stumbling Upon

“You should go to Instituto Moreira Salles,” the message read. “Have you been before?” That’s the thing about taking advice from locals. You can...

Rio Reimagined, Part Two: Odyssey to Santa Teresa

I hadn’t come to Brazil to die. At least, not like this. However, as the locally labelled “motor taxi” continued to dance with death...

Into Selvagem: Rio Reimagined, Part One

Bleary eyed, I stumbled out of the bedroom and into the courtyard, only to be met by an eruption of fervent laughter. I turned...