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Is cruising for a backpacker

Are you a backpacker or flashpacker who is considering going on a cruise? Ever wondered if cruising would suit your travel style? I have. When asked to go off on a cruise, I resolutely said: “no way mate, cruising is not my style”. Only to have the phrase, “don’t knock …

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3 Easy Day Trips From Hong Kong

I love Hong Kong. I love the noise, the vibrancy, the buzz of people, the colour and the wafts of delicious smelling food. (To find out more about the local cuisine, try a food walking tour) It is a city that is constantly on the move and is always changing. …

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Why You Should Visit Turtle Island in Borneo

Borneo’s turtle island is a once in a lifetime experience. A chance to get up close and personal with some of this planets ancient creatures, in a sustainable and environmentally supportive way. Who doesn’t love turtles? Not loving turtles is like not loving puppies or kittens. They are amazing creatures …

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Tips for Riding a Moto in South East Asia

I often get asked if I would hire a moto in South East Asia as a solo female backpacker…. well the short answer is, yes. I have done on a number of occasions. Riding a moto in South East Asia is a rite of passage for many backpackers. However,  the long …

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Put Tikal on your Central America Bucket List

Visiting the ancient Mayan city of Tikal was one of the most beautiful experiences that I had in Guatemala – and I climbed volcanoes, swam in hot springs, splashed in turquoise waterfalls and ate myself silly – yet Tikal eclipses them all which is why I recommend it. Where: Northern …