The wide open mouth of a hippo.

Nearly Eaten By A Hippo

Africa is full of dangerous animals, but none more so than the Hippo.  Paul Templer takes us through his survival story of nearly being eaten by a hippo. After spending most his twenties on the waters of the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe, he got to know some animals even more so than his own friends!  […]

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Eating dog in Vietnam (and more)

Eating dog is condemned in the western world, where the simple admission that someone is “not much of a dog person” will undoubtedly cause shock and outrage.  But eating dog in Vietnam does still take place. Eating dog is often mocked as part of an ill-informed Asian stereotype.  Whilst it’s true that eating dog in […]

Brazil’s Forbidden Snake Island

There are a few spots around the world where no ordinary civilians are allowed to visit. Area 51, Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and Mezhgorye in Russia are all renowned for their secrecy. Providing a source for a constant stream of conspiracy theories. Ilha de Queimada (Snake Island), off the coast of Brazil, is […]

Walking Up The Sticky Waterfalls | Chiang Mai

Not far from the touristy, gated old city of Chiang Mai, there is a tucked-away, natural waterfall.  It is commonplace for locals to leave their shoes behind and walk up the Sticky Waterfalls. A waterfall where visitors can literally walk up the stones and not worry about slipping. Known as Bua Tong in Thai, the […]

Climbing Mount Batur at night | Bali

When most people dream about a Bali, what comes to mind are infamous white, sandy beaches with glorious blue water. You might imagine sitting underneath palm trees, drinking coconuts or even a cheap, relaxing massage.  What may not spring to mind right away is a climbing mount batur at night.  The trek is 2 and […]

Amazing Hikes In South Korea

There are some amazing hikes in South Korea.  And Colin took on the challenge of a lifetime by aiming to cross the entire width of South Korea, on foot, in a two week hike across South Korea.  It was going to take lots of planning,  a well-organised route and most of all, plenty of courage! […]

Man swimming in the freezing waters of the Antarctic

Swimming in the Antarctic | Argentina

A land full of glaciers, icebergs and Sea Lions, swimming in the Antarctic was something I really didn’t think, i’d ever do! I took the plunge in the Beagle Channel, which is situated around the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia.  After finding a good spot to jump in from, there was no turning […]

Camping in the Golden Circle in Iceland

Stunning scenery and the northern lights illuminating the night sky, make Iceland an incredible place to camp. Camping in Iceland lets you be up close and personal, with a country that offers so much. There are many reasons, why camping is a more sensible choice than staying in hotels.  Outside the capital, Reykjavik the amount […]

Outside of Russia, Hokkaido has the world's biggest brown bear population

Camping and Hitchhiking in Hokkaido | Japan

Spending a week, hitchhiking and camping in Hokkaido in one of the last great wildernesses. Hokkaido is the northern most island in Japan.  It is an untamed land of brown bears, hot springs and national parks.  Being the second largest island in Japan  and covering 22% of the land mass, Hokkaido is much bigger than […]