‘Al’ Around The World

Explore the world with me…

Hello – Alec here! Welcome to my travelling blog…

Selfie in Pachewar

After putting travelling on hold for over two years because of COVID-19, my fiancée and I are now finally continuing with our adventure.

Over the next 10 months we’ll be travelling to 18 different countries around the world and you can follow us every step of the way.

Throughout this blog, you can read about our experiences alongside stunning snapshots and videos. I also aim to write helpful guides in the hope of inspiring you to travel!

Latest Travel Posts

Chiang Mai & Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Jungle Expedition
Famous for ancient temples and elephant rescue sanctuaries, the mountainous city of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand was next on our South East Asia itinerary. Chiang Mai (meaning 'New City' in Thai) is steeped in history with 75 temples within the city walls. This popular backpacking destination was only founded in 1296 when …
7 days in Laos: Vientiane and Luang Prabang
Laos wasn’t originally on our travelling itinerary but it made sense to visit because the country shares a border with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, (as well as Myanmar and China). It was only an hour flight from Hanoi to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Unfortunately, we only had one week to spare which meant we had …
10 days in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Travelling through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi is a well-trodden backpacking route, and it was one we were both thoroughly looking forward to embarking on. I’d only heard good things. Once under Chinese domination for over 1,000 years, Vietnam is renown for its coffee, floating markets, motorbikes (two-thirds of households across …

Travel Blogs By Countries

(Listed in alphabetical order)





The Taj Mahal






New Zealand



Skyline at Pilanesberg National Park

South Africa

Pidurangala Rock

Sri Lanka




United Arab Emirates

United States


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