Kuang Si falls, waterfalls close to Luang Prabang, Laos
17 Mar 2014

Are Kuang Si Falls the Best Waterfalls in Southeast Asia?

Yes. I could end this post right there and just point you towards the photos, but since I’ve already abused the photo essay phenomenon in a previous post, I’ll spin you a story about this wonder of Southeast Asia. Heading out onto the Laotian highway, with a faint idea of

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Tuk tuk village on Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Indonesia
14 Mar 2014

7 Tips on How to Be a Real Traveller (Not to Be Taken Seriously!)

Are you sick of being wrongly classified as a tourist? Not getting the recognition for travelling that you feel you deserve? Study these tips on how to be a real traveller and all your dreams will come true. Constantly one-up everyone you talk to Is someone telling a boring story

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The best beaches in Singapore
12 Mar 2014

The Best Beaches in Singapore

Imagine sitting in a beach bar with a cocktail in hand, listening to reggae while watching calm seas lapping onto white sand beaches. Sound familiar? If you’ve done some travel in Southeast Asia you’ll know this is a standard beach scene across most of the region, but who would have

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10 Mar 2014

Southeast Asia Sold Its Soul; Let’s Go to North Sentinel Island!

  Who’s heard of North Sentinel Island? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago, but it is possibly the most interesting island in the world, and chances are you’ll never get to go there. Here are some of the few facts known about this place: Located in India’s Andaman Islands,

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kranji, Singapore
07 Mar 2014

Searching For Crocodiles at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

You might think it’s crazy to search for crocodiles at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore, but recent evidence might get you thinking… Exhibit A: A wild elephant swims over from Malaysia and ends up on Pulau Ubin. Exhibit B: Locals (also on Pulau Ubin), report sightings of a tiger

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05 Mar 2014

The Reel Guide to Thailand: Movies Set in Thailand

Thinking of travelling to Thailand? Forget about reading long, boring books and check out these movies set in Thailand to really get a feel for the country. Only God Forgives (2013) Ryan Gosling, having decided he didn’t brood and stare intensely at things enough in Drive, decides to have another

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27 Feb 2014

Why I Should Be the First Travel Blogger in Space

Hello NASA, Richard Branson and anyone else who might be reading this; I’m Jon, and although I might not seem like the ideal candidate to be shot into space for tourism (or scientific) purposes, I’m about to outline why I’d be an invaluable part of any future space crew. I

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A fisherman and his daughter on Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar)
24 Feb 2014

Inle Lake: Floating Through Life in Myanmar

I thought I knew what lakes were all about, after all we do have a lot of them in New Zealand.  That notion was turned upside down when I visited Inle Lake, because not only do they fish, swim and play in the water, they also live on it. There

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