The Old Postal Route between Bøur and Gásadalur.

The Old Postal Route between Bøur and Gásadalur.

Up until 2004, before they dynamited their way through the mountain to make a tunnel, this was the only way to access the small village of Gásadalur - making it one of the last places on the islands to be accessible by road. The hike that we are making today, The Old Postal Route, gets it name from just that. Three times a week the poor postman would have to climb the hill to deliver mail to the villagers.

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A Day in Taroko (or 'why they call it Gorge-ous').

A Day in Taroko (or 'why they call it Gorge-ous').

On the east coast of Taiwan is the gorge-ous National Park of Taroko; a marble gorge that has been created by the Liwu river.

In this post you will find my itinerary for visiting the NP from nearby city of Hualien, with accommodation, vegan food stops and instructions on how to best get around.

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Yoga on Bali: Serenity Eco or Yoga Barn?

Yoga on Bali: Serenity Eco or Yoga Barn?

When it comes to accessible, affordable, available yoga studios on Bali, there are two big names most yogi keens will have heard of. The Yoga Barn in Ubud and Serenity in Canggu. The people you meet in one place are likely just arrived from the other, or about to head off to the next. A pretty decent way to botanise your way around the island, if you ask me!

But say you only have the chance to visit one of them,
which is the better pick?

In this post I will break down the differences between the two studios in terms of location, facilities, prices and on-site accommodation

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Southern Scandinavia: A 3 day road trip.

Southern Scandinavia: A 3 day road trip.

I think the majority of us plead guilty when it comes to not doing so much travelling around your own country. So last summer I decided this needs to be changed and set out to explore the very south of this long, long country of mine with my French side-kick.

Bring on three days of picturesque stone churches, vodka distilleries and the bridge TV star!

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Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Time Difference wakes me up early and I realise this town is a bit of a late snoozer, with most places not opening until 10-12ish. Not great for a caffeine craving scandi!

I head off to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall under the looming rain clouds, where I get targeted by one of their English speaking guides. He seems to think that talking to me is the best thing since Colour TV, and persuades me to stay and watch as they do the hourly guard swap. So I do, only to conclude that…

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The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The t-shirt sticks to my back. Too impatient to figure out the correct bus route, I have started walking up a hill outside of Hscinchu in 35 degree heat. Only a very stubborn (or more accurately: foolish) scandinavian would think to do so.

So how do I find myself here? Even the Taiwanese girl working at the hostel where I stay in Taipei gasps "WHY HSCINCHU?" when I reveal my travel plans.

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