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CAMPING & CRAZINESS IN KYRGYZSTAN

CAMPING & CRAZINESS IN KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyzstan is a place that boggles the mind – or, my mind, at least. On one hand, there are whispers of the familiar: tall sandwich loaves which tower over their flat bread brothers; supermarkets which are in fact super, not dingy pantries with […]

EXIT INTERVIEWS: BEST OF BHUTAN

EXIT INTERVIEWS: BEST OF BHUTAN

  BEN SOUTHALL 5 words/phrases that describe Bhutan: Natural, fulfilling, honest, authentic and of course HAPPY! What seems to make the people of Bhutan happy? The desire to maintain the purity of their existence, their culture and their ideals. Never before have I […]

BEN vs FOOD – FROG PORRIDGE

BEN vs FOOD - FROG PORRIDGE

  As part of my ‘Best Life’ adventure I want to have as authentic an experience as possible, not just a Westernised one, even if it pushes me out of my comfort zone! Few tourists venture into Geylang as the scene […]

UNDRESSED: PERANAKAN FASHION

UNDRESSED: PERANAKAN FASHION

The clock strikes eleven and, suddenly, the main streets of Singapore spring to life. The sidewalks are encased by never ending corridors, packed to the brim with exciting merchandise, from pungent street foods to utterly random household goods. Ben and […]