On this page you can find all of my reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly!
I have stayed in some places that looked like a WWII bomb shelter but have had the best staff. I have eaten at fancy restaurants and gotten food poisoning. I have gone on treks and seen nothing and sat on beaches surrounded by kangaroos.
Anything can happen if you keep an open mind when you are experiencing a new place or activity. Its not always an easy thing to do – when I headed off to a Thailand full moon party I had a pre-conceived notion of it being full of trashy post-teens… it was… but it was also a lot of fun, and I met some great people who inspired me to stay dancing until the sun rose.
What I have learnt from this and many other experiences is that there are many factors to make something great, and likewise a lot of things have to fail to make something bad. When I review a place or activity I try and look at the whole picture, take all of this into account – to make my reviews as honest as possible.
As well as accommodation and activities – I review all of the cooking classes that I am able to do. These aren’t always on a “backpackers budget” but they are something I love doing, so that is where I spent my pennies. Just like others may prefer to hit the clubs or a fancy restaurant or go shopping – cooking classes are my thing!
I have also divided out the meals that can be purchased for $5 and under. That way you can get an idea of some of the amazing dishes that you can purchase for less than a beer at home.