Sun & Sand in Sihanoukville

After a dusty bus ride, we arrived in the beach town of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia. I had heard rumors about the ‘happy’ pizza and beach-bum mentality but otherwise didn’t know what to expect from the town. I was looking forward to some much-needed relaxation, as the high heat was starting to get to me. We

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Finding Paradise on Ilha Grande

My favourite spot in Brazil, perhaps in the world, is Ilha Grande (Big Island). It is located about 3 hours south of Rio de Janerio, along the Costa Verde (green costa) and this island is paradise on earth. The island is blissfully pedestrian-only, with a small town, and hotels stretching out along the pristine waterfront.

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Experiencing in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (“River of January”) is the second-largest city in Brazil and the biggest city I have even been to. Rio is known for its beautiful natural setting, carnival, samba, its beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) and its crime (ever watched City of God?). Rio has a population of around 11 million people and

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Beach Break in Uruguay

When it comes to beach-vacation spots, Uruguay wasn’t the first spot I had in mind but it turned out to be a fantastic, quiet beach destination. After leaving Buenos Aires, we travelled via ferry into Uruguay to the capital of Montevideo. It’s a beautiful city of about 1 million, with a historic downtown and a

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