The best natural wonders in Southeast Asia
22 Aug 2014

The 15 Best Natural Wonders in Southeast Asia

As my time in Southeast Asia draws to a close, I’m starting to think about all of the awesome places I’ve been. I love cities, history and architecture, but the most memorable aspects of the region for me are the unique and varied natural wonders. I hope you enjoy my

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The old city of Polonnaruwa, a great stop on the backpacking in Sri Lanka trail
14 Aug 2014

Backpacking in Sri Lanka: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Sri Lanka occupies a strange space in the backpacking world. People say backpacking in Sri Lanka isn’t as exotic, chaotic, cheap or challenging as in India, and it’s a long way from the Southeast Asia backpacking trail that it’s probably better suited to. While travelling through Sri Lanka I saw similarities with

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The Southern Ridges - a great place to walk if you have 2 days in Singapore
09 Aug 2014

The Best Walks in Singapore: From the Forest to the City

Singapore crams a lot of variety into its tiny borders, and there is no better way to get to know this misunderstood country than to go for a walk. Check out this list of the best walks in Singapore, which pass by beaches, mangrove forests, historical districts, skyscrapers and a

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The rat factor: What is the cleanest country in Southeast Asia?
17 Jul 2014

The Rat Factor: What is the Cleanest Country in Southeast Asia?

Everyone says not to judge books by their covers, but if you’re lazily looking for a quick way to review them then there really is no better way. I took the same attitude when trying to decide the cleanest country in Southeast Asia. Sure, I could have done a whole

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Nemberala, Rote Island, Indonesia- far from the tourist trail
09 Jul 2014

Rote Island, Indonesia: A Gem Hidden from the Tourist Trail

“Bule, bule, hello, bule!!” screamed young and old as I passed through their tiny village. Bule means foreigner – I’m not sure if they were really saying hello or they were just alerting their friends that a tourist was in town. I’d wandered a few kilometres from Nemberala, the tourist epicentre

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05 Jul 2014

Are all those Selfies Shrinking Your Soul?

Certain tribes around the world believe that every photograph taken of a person steals part of their soul, a part they’ll never get back. It sounds like the premise of a low-budget horror movie starring a washed up Tara Reid anxiously taking selfies to improve her self-esteem while unknowingly killing herself

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Nacpan beach, one of the beaches of El Nido, Palawan, The Philippines
02 Jul 2014

The Beaches of El Nido, Palawan

The Philippines is home to over 7000 islands, but ask anyone who has been (or is planning to go) about their trip and they’ll probably mention El Nido, on the stunning and sparsely populated island of Palawan.  Most people come for the island hopping tours, but spend a bit of

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How to get an overweight bag on a plane as carry on
23 Jun 2014

How to Get an Overweight Bag on an Airplane as Carry-On

Sorry to disappoint you, but this isn’t a post about smuggling large women onto planes so you can avoid buying them a ticket. This is a serious (sort of) tip about cutting down on airline fees, just don’t blame me for any resulting back/shoulder injuries!

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