Author: Roshizzle

  • The Odenwald: The Most Beautiful Part of Europe You’ve Never Heard Of

    The Odenwald: The Most Beautiful Part of Europe You’ve Never Heard Of

      A few years ago, when I was a fresh faced graduate, I watched David Cameron win the election and decided that I didn’t much care for living in the UK anymore. I studied English and Philosophy and because the world isn’t exactly crying out for Philosophers, ESL Teaching seemed like a fairly good option. […]

  • Top 10 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

    Top 10 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

    There are very few places which allow the perfect coexistence of the traditional and the hi-tech worlds simultaneously. Even rarer are the places which had been completely torn by war at one day yet they rose up from the ashes to become a major economic power of the world. Japan is both of these and […]

  • The Complete Packing Guide for Central America

    The Complete Packing Guide for Central America

    I’ve historically never been great at packing light. My last trip to South East Asia was three weeks long, but I inexplicably thought it would be a good idea to bring a backpack that had a capacity of 85 litres. When full, the pack was bigger than me. Whilst it did wonders for my upper […]

  • How Quantum Mechanics Helped Me Quit My Job

    How Quantum Mechanics Helped Me Quit My Job

      I stared at the screen, looking at the price of the flights, daring myself to click “purchase”. “You do this, and it’s all over”, I said to nobody. Finally I sighed, closed the laptop, and went back to playing my DS. Another day gone by where I didn’t buy the flights, where I didn’t […]

  • How To Make Altitude Sickness Your Bitch

    How To Make Altitude Sickness Your Bitch

    Headache, vomiting, dizziness….altitude sickness can put a damper on any good party. As a previous resident of La Paz, Bolivia – one of the highest cities in the world – I fought the good fight against altitude sickness for just under three months. But I managed to pick up some pretty good battle tactics along […]

  • 5 Inspirational Travel Quotes That Are Actually Bullshit

    5 Inspirational Travel Quotes That Are Actually Bullshit

      I assume that if you’re on my blog and reading this, you’re either a member of the family, a Facebook friend, or a person who is just genuinely quite interested in travel. If you’re a member of the latter category (in which case, welcome, and please follow me on everything), then I pose a […]

  • Three Days In Langkawi: A Sample Itinerary

    Three Days In Langkawi: A Sample Itinerary

    Langkawhat? Langkawho? Langkawhich? Etc. I’d never heard of Langkawi prior to two months ago, when I was looking at a quick and affordable way to escape the Beijing smog before heading back to the UK for Christmas. In fact, Langkawi turned out to be was one of my favorite holidays ever. The island has so […]

  • How To Get To Taal Volcano

    How To Get To Taal Volcano

    Or “When timing goes terribly, terribly wrong”. Please, for the love of God, leave early.   Taal Volcano is nestled in a lake, on an island in the Philippines. Within the volcano is a lake, and within that lake is another island. Which means that island is in a lake in a volcano in a […]

  • 2015 Year In Review

    2015 Year In Review

      Yep. It’s another of those year in review things. At the risk of blabbing on about how “2015 was incredible, but 2016 will be even better!”, I’ll just get on with it. Hover over the pictures for informative captions. January In January, I received the news that I’d got a job in Beijing, China, […]

  • 15 Reasons Why Japan Is The Best

    15 Reasons Why Japan Is The Best

    It really is though. Temples   From the beautiful Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto, to the Ninja Temple in Kanazawa which is full of secret passageways and traps, to the zen gardens of Tofukuji – the temples in Japan never fail to impress. Even if they’re not really your thing, you’re bound to find at least a […]