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Month: September 2018

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Thailand

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Thailand

Ah, Thailand, the heart of the backpack trail, an exotic paradise on the other side of the world, here are the 5 things I wish I had known before visiting Thailand. 1. It’s More Than Just Sun, Sea, Sand & Booze To many Thailand is synonymous with beach parties, cheap booze and ladyboys, of course, these all exist, if you go looking in the right places. Honestly, though, it is much more than that, from breath-taking scenery, especially in the…

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How To Spend 3 Weeks In Burma (Myanmar)

How To Spend 3 Weeks In Burma (Myanmar)

I think spending 3 weeks in Burma (Myanmar) is the best way to experience the country, it gives you time to see the sights, but engage in a bit of, at times tortuously slow, overland travel as well. Touchdown in Yangon After negotiating the rather eager taxi drivers at Yangon airport, head straight into downtown, check into your hostel or hotel and start to explore the city. Yangon is a hot mess of a city, with pavements that are more…

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My Cambodian Bus Journey From Hell

My Cambodian Bus Journey From Hell

Communication breakdowns are a fact of life for all travellers, though due to a rather silly one on my behalf, I ended up on the world’s sketchiest bus travelling between Battambang and Phnom Penh, on one hell of a Cambodian bus adventure. According to all the reputable guides, the best buses to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh are Capitol Buses, this is who I intended to buy my tickets from, at 7 dollars a pop. Of course, this wouldn’t…

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5 Things You’ll Learn Travelling Solo

5 Things You’ll Learn Travelling Solo

Travelling around the world is an amazing thing, from exploring uncharted jungle, or getting lost in a Latvian forest, here are just some of the things I learned travelling solo. 1. Travelling Is The Best Confidence Boost Whether you were as shy as a hermit or as boisterous as a president, travelling solo is probably the best way to boost your confidence. Constantly dealing with new people and challenging environments, especially if you step away from the tourist paths. It…

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How To Keep Fit While Travelling

How To Keep Fit While Travelling

From delicious and exquisite food to luxurious swimming pools, the temptation is everywhere when we head off on a trip, here are some of my tips to keep fit while travelling. Don’t Eat Too Much This one may seem obvious but one of the true joys of travelling, whether it is a one-hour flight across the border or a twelve-hour flight to the other side of the world, is food. Whether it is tickling your taste buds and testing your…

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