Reliable Joe believes the world is her oyster. It's obviously not and she doesn't like oysters anyway, but she does occasionally get to indulge her passion for travel. In 2013, after several years stuck at desk jobs, Reliable Joe set herself free and undertook a long-awaited trip around the world. You can follow her new adventures, or read about old ones, here.

Caye Caulker, Belize

Welcome to paradise… or Caye Caulker as it’s better known. Luckily, the only things that are required to enter paradise once you actually get here is that you kick off your shoes and remember the island’s motto, which is “Go … Continue reading

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Tulum ruins, Quintana Roo

The ruins at Tulum are famous mostly for their location, looking out onto a pristine beach and the azure waters of the Caribbean. We darted through them (you do get ‘ruin fatigue’ after a while), and threw ourselves into the … Continue reading

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Isla Mujeres: a slice of island life

Cancun may be the place to see and be seen, but if you’re looking for a slice of the old Caribbean way of life, head to nearby Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) only a twenty minute ferry ride away from … Continue reading

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Cancun

They say you’ll either love it or hate it, but Reliable Joe says, why not do both? After all, for all the clubs full of waiters dancing on the tables whose job it is to ply you with alcohol until … Continue reading

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Mexico Take Two

I was perhaps a little harsh on Oaxaca in my last post, so to make up for it, the first few photos that appear here are of the ‘nice’ part of the town. And nice it certainly is. From Oaxaca, … Continue reading

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Hello Mexico!

While Mexico City was an underwhelming experience overall – lacking the colonial charm of South American capital cities like Lima or Sucre; the cosmopolitan pizzazz of Buenos Aires or Sao Paolo or the comfortable functionality of its western counterparts, Mexico … Continue reading

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3 days in Hong Kong

Forget Two days in New York. You know… that movie with Julie Delpy and Chris Rock? No? Am I on my own here? Well, like I said, forget it, bad reference gone terribly wrong. This is three days in Hong … Continue reading

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai overland

The Grand Palace, Bangkok. Thonburi, Bangkok. The infamous Mae Klong Market situated on the train tracks at Amphawa. Vendors (and tourists) have a three minute window to get clear of the tracks before the train pulls into the station. The … Continue reading

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Malaysia, truly Asia?

Sunset on the beach in Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia is truly Asia. At least, so goes the slogan dreamed up by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism. 2014 is, apparently, also officially ‘Visit Malaysia year’ and this call to action can be … Continue reading

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Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Well, they say one ought to start each new year as one intends to go on and I have certainly found my personal Shangri-La at the eponymously named resort in beautiful Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. Happy New Year to … Continue reading

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