24 hours in Panama City

If you're starting a trip in Panama then it's likely you'll be flying into Panama City, or if you're travelling overland then once again it's inevitable that at some point you'll be spending at least a day or so in the city before getting another bus. It's a vibrant city, with a colourful old town … Continue reading 24 hours in Panama City

Lake Charvak

Lake Charvak is the pearl of the Tien Shan Mountains. A reservoir dammed by the Soviet built hydroelectric dam, it's the most popular recreational area in Uzbekistan. The lake takes a couple of hours to reach from Tashkent and is at an altitude of 3000m meaning it's a few degrees colder than in the city, and … Continue reading Lake Charvak

How to pack for ‘Hand Luggage Only’.

Low cost airlines are offering flights cheaper than train tickets to nearby cities and it's great news for sufferers of Wanderlust! Beware however of the additional fees that many sneak on, including those pesky luggage fees, often as much as $50! If you book hand luggage only you can save a lot of money and below … Continue reading How to pack for ‘Hand Luggage Only’.

What you can gain by travelling!

Independence - Sometimes it's easy to rely on someone else; to make plans, to order food, to decide what time to go somewhere. When you're travelling, particularly solo, you're going to have to make decisions for yourself, potentially attempt a different language, navigate confusing bus timetables, & generally stand on your own two feet. Sure … Continue reading What you can gain by travelling!