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Myanmar: Top 10 places to eat in Yangon

Yangon is an amazing city undergoing exciting change and the food scene is burgeoning, to say the least. I had so many great eating (and drinking) experiences I had to share my top 10 places to eat in Yangon. Only a few years ago you wouldn’t have found any ethnic restaurants in Yangon but now you […]

Myanmar: Visiting the Schwedagon Pagoda

Visiting the Schwedagon Pagoda is something everyone who travels to Myanmar has at the top of their list of things to do, and with good reason. The shrine is not only the most sacred Buddhist site in the whole country, it is an incredibly beautiful complex of buildings that embodies Myanmar’s rich heritage of  art and […]

Australia: A Brisbane City Guide

Welcome to my Brisbane city guide, which will tell you all you need to know to plan a perfect weekend city break or a more extended stay in Brisbane, Australia. The Queensland capital of Brisbane is known for its relaxed lifestyle and visitors love the combination of modern architecture with outdoors eating and drinking in a […]

Wandering Kiwi’s 2016 travel year in review

As I write my 2016 travel year in review I can’t help reflecting upon a year that has been a mixed bag. On the one hand political events have plunged the world into great uncertainty. On the other hand, the Wandering Kiwi family has had a consistently excellent year pursuing our passion – travel. Remembering […]

Australia: A Hobart city guide

Hobart is a popular city break in Australia and this Hobart city guide will give you all the information you need to plan a great trip to the Tasmanian capital. This beautiful harbourside city has a historic centre that combines with pretty residential suburbs stretching around the arms of the Derwent River on its way to […]

Top 10 New Year’s resolution travel ideas

New year, new you?  Here are my top 10 New Year’s resolution travel ideas so you can realise your travel dreams. Be one of those people who now look for an “experience” when they travel so combine your annual break with getting fit, gaining a new skill, or raising money for your favourite charity. Let next year be […]

Wandering among Bali’s beautiful religious decorations

When I travelled through Bali I was overwhelmed by the constant physical demonstration of piety everywhere. There most noticeable are of course the exquisitely-made daily offerings that you have to step over at every entranceway. But most noticeably, when I was in Bali, I saw streets lined with beautiful, curving decorations made from bamboo and […]

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Spain: Wandering through the Alhambra

The Judas Trees will soon be in bloom again around the Alhambra. With purple blossom glowing in the warm air of springtime in southern Spain, and the cool snows of the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. I think this collection of broken towers, palaces, dungeons and gardens is one of the most Romantic places to visit in […]

Wandering in London’s Kensal Green Cemetery

On a sultry London afternoon, descending into an underground space that is cold, dank, dirty, and full of dead bodies, is normally the last thing I would recommend. But the Kensal Green Cemetery in west London is worth a visit, both as a slice of 19th century history and as an operating London cemetery. It’s […]

Italy: Wandering through Orvieto in Umbria

The Umbrian hill town of Orvieto is one of the architectural and artistic highlights of Italy but many visit on a brief tour-party stop between Rome and Florence. Piazza Duomo is very busy around midday as coach-loads of tourists and school groups swarm around the famous cathedral. But once they have moved on the town […]

Wandering through the Vatican City

I have this running debate with Mr Wandering Kiwi about how many countries I’ve been to – it’s 47 ok?! He has not been to 47 countries and even though it’s not a competition … One of the points of contention is Vatican City. By any dictionary (or wikipedia) definition a sovereign city state. So […]

New Zealand: Angora Rabbit Shearing in Waitomo

What do you think of when you picture a rabbit? And shearing? Probably something like this? Right? Well if, like me you find yourself with an hour to kill after exploring the magnificent Waitomo Caves, in the North Island of New Zealand, you will come face to face with THIS Waitomo’s ‘The Shearing Shed’ have […]

Australia: Tasmania’s Western Wilderness

This was my third visit to Tasmania and this time the target was the evocatively named “Western Wilderness”. Following the Lyell Highway that leads from Derwent Bridge and Lake St Clair up and around the National Park, the first stop was the Franklin Nature Walk. It’s a mere 25 minute circuit but the forest is […]