I am all for art reaching the masses. The world should be more colourful! It is great to see an artist appeal to such an array of fans. But when that popularity means we can’t actually appreciate the work anymore and the viewing sessions are timed on an iPad, that is when I start questioning what the point of it all is?
Singapore is like the Cara Delevingne of cities, young, funky, beautiful, arty and ridiculously photogenic. Although only a small country, the atmosphere and the buildings are mighty. Here is what we got up to on our first day, a whirlwind of a day, in Singapore.
We thought that when you go travelling you spend most of your time lazing on a beach, chilling in the sunshine, sipping beers and cocktails. OK we have had a lot of beer, but hardly any beach time! That all changed when we visited El Nido in The Philippines, and what incredible beaches this place has!
It’s a shame, a real shame. This tour could have been awesome, we were going to see one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! But the whole experience, the waiting and the wasted time before we got to the river, really tainted the day.
With islands and karsts as beautiful as Ha Long Bay, with thriving coral that can rival Great Barrier Reef and with warm waters that you’d expect in the Caribbean, Coron Bay is incredible and should be on every traveller’s list.
We did it again, another trek, up another hill, in the sizzling sunshine. And again, I felt like I was going to faint. This time, it was a volcano named Taal, in the Philippines. The trek was strenuous, but the view was sensational.
‘What do you mean you are taking us to your sister hostel?!’
This was the last thing I needed to hear! Here is a re-cap of a our Bad(ish) day at Tagaytay, Philippines, and what happened to us on our arrival.
If you read enough reviews about Manila, Philippines, you’ll see that the city hasn’t got a great reputation. On our first day we weren’t blown away. But on my search to link Art and Travel, I found Manila’s Street Art, and that changed everything!
There is tons of information online about the history Angkor Wat and how incredible the temples are, so here is the other side of the experience. This is a tips and tricks post, an ‘Expectations vs Reality’ of the Temples of Angkor.
Commonly over-shadowed by the Temples of Angkor, Phnom Penh might not be on every backpackers list, but it should be! From grand palaces to tiny cinemas, from lively roof-top bars to melancholy historical sites, Phnom is a real mix. So why not spend 48 hours in Phnom Penh?
After University I struggled to get an art based job or experience, and stumbled into travel. My love for travel grew, but my love for art weaned. Now I’m looking into ways to combine the two.
Splashing in pools, zipping down slides, floating on the river-rapids, the elements to a perfect day at the water park. Not in Hue, Vietnam. More Jurassic Park than water park, we found a new abandoned place to explore.