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View across West Lake, Hanoi at sunset

Hanoi: an insider’s guide – Part 1


Friends and friends of friends who travel to Hanoi often ask me what they should do in this wonderful, vibrant city. Hanoi is more than the Old Quarter (which is interesting in and of itself), more than traffic (which is not as bad as Saigon), more than the pho (which is awesome). So to save time, energy and repetition on…

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Travelling Homebody is living in Hanoi. Find out what the first three weeks have been like!

My first three weeks living in Hanoi


I have been living in Hanoi for just over three weeks, and it’s been crazy-amazing and challenging. I’ve found out things about myself that I didn’t think would apply here, because, well, I’m not in Australia. But I am me whether I am in Australia or Vietnam or the Antarctic—who knew?! Here’s what I’ve been up to (and not) since my…

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Sarajaveo has a beautiful vibe. See why in Travelling Homebody's photo essay.

Photo essay: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


I was in Europe for six weeks in 2012, and more than eight weeks in 2013 (I’ll give you a hot tip: don’t do three back-to-back tours). One of my favourite places (apart from the usual suspects) was Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. It’s a city that has seen its fair share of war: it had a starring role in World…

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There are 101 uses for a sarong. Find out about a few of them on Travelling Homebody.

Packing light: 101 uses for a sarong


101 uses for sarong Recently, I shared a video that showed you 10 easy, but different ways to tie a sarong.  It sparked a conversation about uses for a sarong other than as an item of clothing. And here they are. Click here to buy a One World sarong in the colour of your choice from Amazon. Wrap your laptop…

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Travelling Homebody explores the night market in Mysore, India.

Photo essay: Mysore, India


Mysore, in the south of India, was one of the friendliest places I visited while I was there. I spent a couple of days exploring the area and it was a fascinating place. Ostentatious wealth juxtaposed against families living on footpaths under tarpaulins. The Night Markets, which feature heavily in this photo essay are wonderful, and should be on the list of things…

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