Posts by Emma

Horse riding on the beach and waterfall rappelling in the jungle!

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Central America, Costa Rica, Travel | 0 comments

Horse riding on the beach and waterfall rappelling in the jungle!

Located at the southern tip of the beautiful Osa Peninsula lies Rancho Tropical, originally a cattle farm that began offering horse riding tours back in 2012. I arrive at the ranch and meet my trusty steed for the day, Pinta, who is saddled and ready to go.  The horses are clearly well cared for and full of energy, ready to take us on a Costa Rican adventure! The ride begins through grassy fields as cattle warily watch us pass by, making our way into the refreshingly cool shade of the jungle.  We follow the trail through the lush rainforest as our knowledgeable guide points out plenty of...

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Granada, Isla de Ometepe and San Juan Del Sur

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Central America, Nicaragua, Travel | 0 comments

Granada, Isla de Ometepe and San Juan Del Sur

I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Nicaragua with two of my oldest and closest friends, I absolutely loved this cheap and cheerful country, and not just because of the great company! Coming from southern Costa Rica I spent two days on buses to get to Granada to meet them.  Although not the most efficient method it was definitely the cheapest, only costing me about $50 USD total instead of the hundreds it would’ve to fly. The Tica Bus is an easy way to get across the border, and the transport is on a real coach with air-conditioning and comfortable seats, the kind of luxury that...

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Brisbane on a shoestring

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Australia, Oceania, Travel | 0 comments

Brisbane on a shoestring

My friends recently moved to Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.  I went to visit and see what the place was all about. The city has the laid back vibe of a coastal town but on a bigger scale.  People are still out and about, but aren’t rushing around and there isn’t the chaotic feeling you get in bigger cities. A very family friendly place with lots of wide footpaths and kids playgrounds, which is no suprise with half the population being families. However there’s still plenty for the adults by way of museums and galleries, nice restaurants and bars. First up get...

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Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Asia, Featured, Healthy Living, India, Travel, Wellbeing | 0 comments

Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

North of Delhi nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas lies the magical place that is Rishikesh. The holy River Ganges flows steadily through the town as cows wander the streets and cheeky monkeys watch you pass by. A spiritual hub that attracts those looking to study the ancient arts of yoga and meditation, Rishikesh is an alcohol and meat free town. The people who come here are open minded and ask the big questions, our conversations mull over topics like the meaning of life, who we are and what is truth. There’s unquestionably something special in the air, The Beatles must have felt it...

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Nostalgia for Beijing

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Asia, China, Travel | 0 comments

Nostalgia for Beijing

It’s been a couple of months since I left Beijing after living in the big city for two years, and already it feels as though it was a lifetime ago. Two cities rolled into one Beijing is historic, steeped with tradition and constantly reminiscing in the past, yet super-charged, growing rapidly and changing at lightning speed, full of high rise construction sites, fast cars and designer brands. One of the truly ancient cities of the world, but also one of the most important in modern society. There’s an an energetic chaos with so much going on, stepping onto the street you’re instantly...

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