On Friday 11th August, the lean, mean, stair-climbing machines from Team Stray each smashed out the 1,103 steps to conquer Auckland’s Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, in the Step Up Sky Tower Challenge. Here’s how they fared.
Done straying in New Zealand? Where can you go next? Luckily the Stray Universe is an ever-expanding entity, so there are heaps of options. Check out this travel story from Clarke who decided to stray Asia after finishing his work & travel holiday in New Zealand.
Although not the lightest and brightest of conversation topics, the darker history of the Cambodian culture is extremely important. As a responsible traveller, it is crucial for you to understand the places and the cultures that you visit for what they were in the past and how that’s impacted what they are like today.
Across Cambodia and Vietnam, there are countless markets selling everything from clothes and food to more unusual hardware items. Walking through them lane by lane, as well as practising your haggling skills, is all part of the fun!
Vietnam is a very long and narrow country! While this may seem a strange thing to say, it means that Vietnam has quite a complicated weather picture, which makes the question ‘when is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ a difficult one to answer!
Cambodia is a country a little bit behind Thailand in terms of tourism and infrastructure, but with each passing year things seem to be slowly on the up and up. There is more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat or any of the other attractions you’ve heard of too. It’s time to get off the beaten […]
This month we’re Straying with Remy-Leigh McCoy Glendinning from England. He wanted to escape the daily routine of work, so he dropped everything and travelled to Asia. Check out his story.
Elephants have long since been my favourite animals. I am not sure what attracts me to them but I know my first teddy was an Elephant called Ellie and I still have him 23 years on. For those heading to Southeast Asia the opportunity to meet one of these majestic gentle giants is often quite […]
We’ve all been there. You’ve booked your trip to Asia, and then you start thinking about it as it’s fast becoming a reality. What will it be like there? Will I eat weird food? Will it be safe? Do I need to speak any of the languages? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]
This month we’re straying with Jeremy, a Canadian guy who’s always got a grin on his face! He has just finished 3 months travelling on a Stray Asia tour.
Cambodia is so much more than major tourist attractions, like Angkor Wat. Bypass all that, or at least put it to the side for one day and experience Kampot, a place not to be missed. Decked out with rural terrain, lakes and nearby mountains, Kampot certainly is a place that lives within its natural surroundings.
It may be towards the end of the busiest tourist season in Cambodia, but there is never really a bad time to visit this country. With its popularity growing more and more, it’s easy to see how and why Cambodia is on many travellers’ bucket lists.
Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs.
Hot Water Beach is one of the hottest free activities on the North Island but it can be tricky to get your free, personal spa just right. Here are some top tips from our very own Stray driver: Nat!
I was lucky enough to have more than one day to explore the temples around Siem Reap, something I would highly recommend if you have time. With extra time to explore to my heart’s content, I chose to book an Angkor ‘Outer Temple’ tour.