Best Reads: June 2014

Best Reads: June 2014

Once a month, we pick our favourite posts from other travel blogs from the last month, and tell you why they’re worth reading or why we connected with them in particular; our best reads of the month!

Enjoy!

Being back from Bridges and Balloons

Victoria recalls how being back to the beach she was in Thailand when she received a call to return to the UK immediately for a family emergency didn’t give her the closure she had anticipated it might. “Stories don’t always come in circles.”

Why You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think About You from Wandering Earl

My life became instantly better when I started not caring what other people thought of me, and Earl had a very similar experience one day when he woke up in accommodation that lacked any kind of mirror. The reality is that probably no one cares what you look/act/speak/walk like anyway, so why waste time considering it?

5 Travel Mistakes I Make Again and Again from Young Adventuress

Surely someone who travels as much as Liz should know better, right? These are mostly things I’m guilty of too, but the first step to overcoming ones own weaknesses is recognising them, so at least we’re on the right track.

From Kitfo to Kik Wat: Eating Your Way Through Ethiopia from Uncornered Market

After a trip to Ethiopia, Daniel delves deep into the country’s culinary delights, a cuisine I had previously known little about but had always seemed fascinating. Despite being disappointed to learn that most Ethiopian dishes will not be vegan, this in-depth overview is still a goldmine for the curious foodie traveller.

Quick and Easy Guacamole Recipe: From México from Indiana Jo

Avocados are quite possibly my favourite things in the entire world, and there’s no better way to eat them in a good guacamole. Like Jo, I used to think that guacamole was a complicated thing to prepare, but it’s actually surprisingly simple as she recently learned in Mexico. Despite that, she goes in to a level of detail most travel bloggers don’t when it comes to food, giving us some history of this typically Mexican snack and useful insider tips on the preparation.