If you’re a part of the Couchsurfing community, you’ve no doubt heard the news. And you’ve certainly seen the outrage. If you log in to your Couchsurfing account today, this is the screen you will see: What’s more, everyone has been locked out of their accounts until they pay the monthly fee. All our friends

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Food in the Ivory Coast was not what I expected. I recently spent several weeks eating my way through the economic capital of Abidjan, doing my best to sample as much of the local cuisine as possible. I was expecting some similarities to east African cuisines, which generally have soft and mild flavours, but Ivory

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West Africa is a place that’s been on my list for so many years. I’ve set foot on the north, the east and the south of the continent, but the west has always escaped me until now. When my schedule and a cheap flight lined up this year, I had to go. I booked a

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When I posted about my juice fast on Instagram this week, your questions came pouring in. You all wanted to know how I did it, what juices I drank, whether I was at a retreat, etc etc. I’ve written up this huge post for you all, which will detail everything you want to know, and more.

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Updated: May 2020 So I’ve got another fun little experiment to share with you guys today. A while ago I heard about the idea of a “micro-niche site”, and a few months back I finally decided to build one. Not for any particular reason – out of procrastination more than anything. But it turned out

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This article is a part of my travel tips series for New Zealand travellers. If you’re not from NZ, this post won’t apply to you. You can see the rest of the Kiwi traveller guides by clicking here. If you’ve travelled to Europe, you will be familiar with the 90/180 days Schengen visa rule. Citizens of

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Back in 2011, I took my first solo trip overseas; a full time Spanish course in the south of Spain. Each day, the lessons would have a different underlying theme, and the class would use that theme to try and explain (in Spanish) various aspects of our life back home. It started with the weather,

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It happens to me everywhere I go. I’ll be having a conversation with some mates at the hostel and, forgetting I’m not in New Zealand, I’ll say something like… “Yeah nah bro, I reckon that’s all good, cheap as for a mean as feed like that!” And they’ll all stare at me in silence, as

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