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First Impressions of Taiwan

First Impressions of Taiwan

My first impressions of Taiwan. Touchdown, the screeching thud of wheels smashing back into the earth, and an overwhelming sense of relief were my first sessions on my arrival in Taiwan. Having survived yet another AirAsia jaunt. That and the insatiable heat that made Kuala Lumpur seem like a frosty morning in March. Passing through the easy passport control and buying myself an unlimited SIM data card, Taiwan has ridiculously fast mobile internet, I found myself rather overdressed and dumped…

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5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

When you ask a youngish adult where they want to go travelling too, frequently South East Asia springs forth from their lips, whether it’s the temples of Siem Reap or the islands of Thailand. It doesn’t matter if you are from Europe, Australia or America, Asia seems to be first on the list. Here though, with a bit of help from age-old colonist, I’ll try and put a definitive answer on why so many young folks head out east. 1….

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How To Become A Minimalist Traveller

How To Become A Minimalist Traveller

Now, I accept that becoming a minimalist traveller is easier for some people (men) then others (women,) but if you don’t want to be that person, knocking over little Chinese ladies in overcrowded railway stations, listen up, for I may be able to help you. Why Become A Minimalist Traveller in the first place? First off, we really need to answer the question of why anyone would like to be a minimalist traveller, apart from giving hotel/hostels receptionist mild heart…

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How To Spend 3 Weeks in Cambodia

How To Spend 3 Weeks in Cambodia

Ah, Cambodia, the country of ancient temples, picture perfect beaches, chaotic cities and a past that casts an overgrowing dark shadow over this place that was once called paradise, here let me show you how to spend 3 weeks in Cambodia. Get The Touristy Stuff Done First! Angkor Wat, you mention to anyone you’re going to Cambodia and they’ll mention this place. To be fair though Angkor Wat is actually a stunning temple, very touristy in fact, but still stunning….

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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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