The Vietnamese Sleeper Train (featuring a cockroach called Roy)

Any traveller will say that the best part of travel is the meeting of awesome people. They’ll either tell you in person if you’re unlucky enough to have a travel-addict friend that bores you to death with their stories every other night in the pub, or their lame-ass WordPress blog will say “meeting people is…

Cockroaches Crawling Over Toothbrushes in the Amazon Rainforest

Back in 2009 I left my old job as a lab technician pushing rabbit blood through a syringe to volunteer with a conservation company in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. It was the first time I’d ever been away from home without being on a school trip. That’s where I lived for three months. No…