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26 Sep 2016

Hiking in Hong Kong: A Day Trip to Lamma Island

After exploring the bright lights and towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island, we opted for a relaxing escape to the natural beauty of Lamma Island, a short ferry ride away from the hectic downtown area. If you want to do some easy hiking in Hong Kong, as well as explore

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Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand
21 Sep 2016

Cycling between Ancient Ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand

We arrived at the entrance to the ancient city of Sukhothai and glanced skyward. It was a grey, hazy morning — our luck for having clear skies above almost every archaeological site we’d visited around the world had deserted us. Things would improve though — the sun eventually shone (for

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18 Sep 2016

Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh: Off the Beaten Path in North India

Travelling by bus from Reckong Peo to Chitkul is about as frightening as modern motoring gets. Narrow gravel roads, cut into the sides of mountains, wind their way thousands of feet above the rivers and valleys below. I genuinely feared for my life at some points, especially when the bus I was on

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12 Sep 2016

The Colourful Lakes of Southern Bolivia

We visited several surreal lakes during the three day “salt flat” tour between Uyuni and the Chilean border. The flamingos and dramatic surrounding scenery added to the mystery and beauty of these colourful little lakes — here are lots of photos (and some words) from one of the most unique regions of South

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Backpacking in Hawaii: Oahu on a Budget
08 Sep 2016

Backpacking in Hawaii: Oahu on a Budget

I’d never given too much thought to backpacking in Hawaii. I always figured it’d be too expensive, but when the cheap flight gods revealed to me that the most cost effective way to get from New Zealand to Mexico was via Hawaii (and Las Vegas), we jumped at the chance to

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02 Sep 2016

15 of the Best Ancient Temples and Ruins in Asia

For me, one of the highlights of travelling in Asia is seeing history embodied in elaborate ancient temples and ruins. Here are some of my favourite temples and ruins in Asia, including Angkor Wat, the erotic temples of Khajuraho and the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Do you

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