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An adventure in The Philippines – Puerto Princesa, El Nido & Malapascua

The Philippines Welcome to my 4th and final post on my trip to the Philippines. Maybe I’ve saved the best until last? Here I talk about Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Malapascua. For part 1 click here, part 2 click here, and part 3 click here. Pit Stop in Puerto Princesa After an early start […]

An adventure in The Philippines – Dumaguete & Borocay

The Philippines Part 3 Hey, this is my 3rd post (if you’re reading chronologically) about my month-long trip to The Philippines. Here I tell you about Bohol and Siquijor. For part 1 click here and part 2 click here. Dumaguete Dumaguete (pronounced Dooma-getty) was my favourite city in The Philippines. Bustling like other cities, with a […]

An adventure in The Philippines – Bohol & Siquijor

The Philippines Part 2 Hey, this is my 2nd post (if you’re reading chronologically) about my month-long trip to The Philippines. Here I tell you about Bohol and Siquijor. For part 1 click here. Back to Basics in Bohol Our 2 night stay in a homestay in Bohol was something special. The people that live […]

An adventure in The Philippines – Manila & Cebu

2016 has been a challenging but rewarding year until now. So it was fitting that I had a long break from everything. I took 4 weeks to explore the archipelago nation that is The Philippines. I covered 7 islands, stayed with locals, hit up beach bars, did a lot of diving, spent a lot of […]

Montpellier at Christmas is Magnificent

I love Montpellier. It does Christmas in a classy, elegant way. So much so that I can forgive it the tiny bit of tackiness. Coming from me (a bit of a snob? stickler for quality?) that’s impressive. I can’t stand tacky. Here’s my summary of my first Christmas period in Montpellier. Christmas Lights As the […]

Avignon at Christmas – Perfect For A Wander

Recently I spent a December day in the southern French city of Avignon. Weather-wise it was a pretty grey day and it was late afternoon and evening where it came alive in my opinion. Avignon is a walled medieval town situated on the border between Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions, and officially designated to the latter. […]

Suitcase vs Backpack?

An important choice that often doesn’t even seem like a choice is your medium of luggage storage when travelling. Everything I own can fit inside one 38L backpack. For my first 2 months in France I had a huge suitcase as well as my backpack and day bag. I very quickly realised (I had my […]

Why I’m Opting For “Slow Travel” As A Digital Nomad

Following on from Why I Chose A Location-Independent Lifestyle I wanted to write about my planned lifestyle. I say planned because it’s still early days but it really reverberates with me. It goes by the name of the not-so-cryptic term “Slow Travel”. This is a particularly popular label among Digital Nomads. “Ah, but Alex, what is ‘slow travel’ […]

12 Reasons To Live In Montpellier

I’ve been basing myself in Montpellier for 5 months now and have come to really love the city. I thought I’d share my top reasons for living here. Some exist perhaps because of my background, having come from London. In no particular order, here are some reasons to visit or to choose it as a […]

Why I Chose A Location-Independent Lifestyle

This post is as much for me as for anyone else. I wanted to summarise my motivations for seeing the world. I connect these with my motivations for being location-independent. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to see the world and I now realise that it is a part of me […]

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