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Finally got round to eating Khao Soi! This dish is a speciality in Chiang Mai. It's a rich, creamy coconut soup with egg noodles, veggies and crispy noodles on top.

I ate a vegetarian version at Birds nest cafรฉ and it was amazingly flavoursome. I ate it for breakfast which is not the done thing, but whatever because it was delicious ๐Ÿ˜

Have you tried Khao Soi before?

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Hill tribes of Chiang Mai. I went hiking in the mountains around the city to this beautiful, rustic hill tribe village this weekend. It was a 27km hike and I crashed all Sunday, but totally worth it.

How was your weekend? What did you get up to?

Chiang Mai life. Luke waiting outside a temple. Does your Sunday look as slow as ours?

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide | Charlie on Travel

We haven't stopped eating in Chiang Mai. Everything is just so delicious and so cheap! ๐Ÿ˜

http://charlieontravel.com/vegan-chiang-mai/

Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break | Charlie on Travel

I'm such a wanderluster! I'm dreaming of winter wonderlands and couldn't help myself from putting together an Airbnb Wishlist for Reykjavik!

http://charlieontravel.com/best-airbnbs-reykjavik/

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Thai lunch time! Spicy eggs, green Thai curry and coconut shakes. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŒด

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Chiang Mai. We've rented ourselves a cute Thai house and celebrated with a macrobiotic lunch ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒฟ

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Stayed in a crate last night, for people stuck at the airport. Nicer than sleeping in the airport hall and cheaper than an airport hotel. You pay a package for 6, 9 or 12 hours. Neat idea.

Barn N Bunk

Incredible nature. Our trip to Bali is off as this volcano is erupting. But, c'est la vie - we're re-routed and on our way to Chiang Mai tomorrow morning!

Eyes of a Nomad

When you're meant to be flying to Bali in 2 days but this is currently going down... ๐ŸŒ‹

One Day in Kuala Lumpur | Charlie on Travel

Our trip to Kuala Lumpur did not disappoint. Find out why we loved Malaysia's capital city.

Traditional Malay breakfast of Kopitam! Half boiled eggs, toast with kaya (coconut jam) and local coffee ๐Ÿณโ˜•This is my favourite local food and it's only 5.60RM (ยฃ1) for a plate ๐Ÿ˜œ

Best in town at The Baking Garage.

Temples every day โ›ฉ๏ธ

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Good morning from Penang ๐Ÿ‘‹

Weekend spot in the tea fields ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿต

Today in KL. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ โ›ฉ๏ธ

KL this morning ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Time for a morning swim ๐Ÿ’ฆ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜

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Rooftop creative-farm in the middle of Yogyakarta city. It's not that green in Yogya so this rooftop garden is like a little slice of green heaven ๐ŸŒฟ Up here they're growing spinach, mint, basil, chillies, bok choy and loads of other greens. I spent quite a lot of time smelling all that delicious basil! All these fresh herbs and veggies are used urban farm to table in the kitchen at Greenhost Boutique Hotel ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฅ—

See Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

Our adventure into the jungles of Borneo... ๐Ÿƒ

http://charlieontravel.com/orangutans-borneo/

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Asia breakfasts be like ๐Ÿ™

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Borobudur - the world's largest Buddhist temple ๐Ÿž๏ธ

Sunday mornings ๐Ÿ˜ด

Yogyakarta's Water Palace - in the rain ๐ŸŒง๏ธ

Treetop walk in Singapore. This modern, super clean city is also so green. Just a 20-minute bus ride from the centre takes you to the middle of the jungle - what Singapore was like before it was built. Take this treetop walkway and you'll be surrounded not only by dense, lush greenery but also monkeys and funky insects. A city escape to nature. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿƒ

Wearing vegan & ethical Plant Faced Clothing.

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Silver making workshop! I've never done anything like this before, but we managed to create a silver ring (with some help!) The artisans at this workshop have been silver making in Yogyakarta for more than 20 years!

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Snake fruit! Have you tried it before? The outside is scaly like snake skin and inside it looks like garlic cloves. It's quite crunchy, dry and a little sweet.

Sunday brunch in Yogyakarta. Smoothie bowls and mango flowers ๐Ÿต๏ธ

At the orangutan feeding station in Borneo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

On the left, is the king (the biggest orangutan) with huge cheek pads. He eats first, dominating the feeding zone and deciding which other orangutans are allowed onto the deck. To the right, is a mum and baby. The babies nearly all belong to the king of each area of the rainforest.

These are semi-wild orangutans. They were either injured, orphaned or kept illegally as pets. They are released back into the rainforest but they don't stray too far from the location where they were released. Often they still rely on daily feedings from the park rangers when there is less fruit available to forage.

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From Borneo with love ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Journey through the rainforest to see orangutans (semi-wild and wild). We took a klotok (boat) down the river through Tanjung Puting National Park for 2 days. Humid and sticky, but incredible.

We travelled with a local guide and family who run their tours sustainably. Jenie, who runs the tours, uses the proceeds from the tours to buy unprotected rainforest land which is home to the orangutans to prevent palm oil companies from buying up and burning the land.

Why Living in Taiwan can Drastically Improve your Lifestyle

The more I travel, the more I think how amazing it was living in Taiwan. We spent a year teaching English on this beautiful island. Have you been?

http://charlieontravel.com/moving-to-taiwan-improves-lifestyle/

"When you feel stuck or dissatisfied in your life it's a signal. And it's not a signal that your life is broken. It's a signal that one of your most basic needs is not being met. Your need for exploration.

Everything about your life, about your bodyโ€ฆ grows. Your cells regenerate, your hair, your nails, EVERYTHING grows for your entire life.

And your soul needs exploration and growth. And the only way youโ€™ll get it is by forcing yourself to be uncomfortable." - Mel Robbins

Dreaming of this Sunday brunch in Thailand! Where are you this Sunday morning? ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

Singapore stopover on a budget. Eat the city's best street food, explore the botanic garden, see wild monkeys and marvel at the supertrees.

http://charlieontravel.com/singapore-travel-guide

Best Gifts for Travellers | Unique Travel Gift Ideas for 2017

The best gifts for travellers in 2017. Christmas is right around the corner ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฒ

http://charlieontravel.com/best-gifts-travellers

Singapore's supertrees at the Gardens in the Bay. I've never seen anything quite like this while travelling. These 22-metre high structures are covered in 162,900 plants of over 200 species which form the living skin of the trees! 11 of the supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions like photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy. When day turns to night, the trees are lit up and you can lie on the grass underneath them about watch the lights twinkle. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

That first coffee after a long haul flight โ˜•๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Female Travel in Morocco โ€“ and What to Wear in Morocco

Before I went to Morocco, I read a blog where a female traveller said that the harassment was so bad that she โ€œfelt like bloody raw meat in a lionโ€™s den.โ€

I had expected the worst, but my experience of travelling as a woman in Morocco wasnโ€™t like this at all.

http://charlieontravel.com/female-travel-morocco

Climb Mount Toubkal | Guide to North Africaโ€™s Highest Mountain

Thought I might die whilst climbing Toubkal, but I survived and here's a guide to hiking north Africa's highest mountain.

http://charlieontravel.com/climb-mount-toubkal

What is Sustainable Tourism & Why is it Important? - Visit.org Blog

Sustainable tourism is important to me because travel shouldnโ€™t be harmful. We should travel in a way that can benefit the people and communities weโ€™re in, and that mitigates negative impacts of travel on the environment. Sustainable travel is about showing we care โ€“ and I think thatโ€™s important.

https://visit.org/blog/en/what-is-sustainable-tourism via Visit.org

Love this pyramid. Reduce your personal contribution to the negative impact the fast fashion industry has on workers and the environment in 5 steps - and lighten your travel backpack.

Going to be missing Moroccan tagines and salads!

Our last day in Marrakech has been spent seeing as many Moroccan palaces as possible. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

The final riad in our Moroccan adventure, and perhaps the most beautiful of all.

So I just had what's called a hammam. It's basically a public bathhouse which felt a lot like what public swimming pools feel like. All the local Moroccan women go there weekly to wash.

You get there and then you take off all your clothes except your swimming pants, and walk into a hot steam room full of naked Moroccan women. They're all speaking Berber and a smatter of French, but English no. I tried to keep my little towel with me to sit on but was scolded by a local woman much older and larger than me. So she swept away my towel from under me - which I had no say about and truthfully very little I could've done to stop her.

A group of women motion me over and insist I sit with them, and giggle at me as I look like bambi. I'm thrown this plastic red mat which all the women instruct me to wash with water and sit down on, even though I want my towel back. What I want is of absolutely no consequence here though. I'm then told to rub myself in this brown jelly that looks like a lump of dates but I'm told is an olive oil based soap.

Then a big Moroccan woman comes and scrubs me with a glove that feels like sand paper. It peels off a massive amount if dead skin, but the scrubbing is hard and all over. She chuckles and makes humming noises which are oddly comforting in this odd and naked experience. It takes about 30 minutes in which my arms and legs are pulled around, I'm pushed to the floor with my face on the ground staring at the cracks in the tiles and put in various positions.

The large woman then throws small buckets of water over me. After that I'm soaped and shampooed super fast. I then am told to stand up and stoop, and have massive buckets of water thrown over me, alternating hot and cold water. The woman took some amount of glee in this, which given it was pretty funny. It felt a lot like being very young maybe with a mum who really can't be assed washing you in the bath.

And then I'm clean, apparently. All the women around me who are nattering and washing their butt cracks simultaneously wave me goodbye. I get dressed and stumble out of the hammam and I can safely say I've never been so pleased to see my taxi driver who insisted on coming back to get me.

Morocco Travel Guide | South Morocco Travel Route + Map

Our Morocco travel adventure is nearly at its end, but here's our travel route around the south of Morocco where there are cities, mountains, deserts, sun, sea and surf.

http://charlieontravel.com/morocco-travel-guide

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