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The Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

By on August 15, 2019 in Asia, CAMBODIA, Itineraries, VIETNAM with 0 Comments
The Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

Despite Vietnam and Cambodia bordering each other, you may be surprised to know that these 2 countries feel entirely different and that, stepping across the border into one and out of  the other, will have you assuming you’ve been transported to another world. Crazy, I know! However, this does mean they make a great complimentary […]

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Top Malaysia Itinerary : 2 Weeks on a Budget

By on August 8, 2019 in Asia, Budget Travel Ideas, Itineraries, MALAYSIA with 0 Comments
Top Malaysia Itinerary : 2 Weeks on a Budget

In my opinion it doesn’t get much more diverse than Malaysia. Yes this Southeast Asian country really is the king of multiculturalism in just about every single way. From the food to the people, the landscape to the architecture, Malaysia is one giant jigsaw, a collection of societies layered on top of, and into, one […]

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Kampot to Ho Chi Minh : How to Cross The Border

By on August 1, 2019 in Asia, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM with 0 Comments
Kampot to Ho Chi Minh : How to Cross The Border

  Hopping across borders by land is such a great option for budget travellers in Southeast Asia because often the distances are quite close and the prices low. But being in this part of the world means there’s always a few quirks and surprises along the way too! And for me, on this particular journey […]

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Things to Do in Chiang Rai, Thailand : An Itinerary

By on July 25, 2019 in Asia, Itineraries, THAILAND with 0 Comments
Things to Do in Chiang Rai, Thailand : An Itinerary

Up in the north of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a small, safe, relaxed city that is definitely worth visiting for at least a few days of your itinerary in this part of the world. A key stop over if you are travelling to or from Laos, Chiang Rai is located quite near the border with […]

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Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang : How to Travel by Boat & Bus

Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang : How to Travel by Boat & Bus

One of the most fun border crossings I’ve made in Southeast Asia was from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in Laos, mainly because 2 days of the journey were made on a boat down the Mekong River! I mean sailing on the Mekong River to arrive at your destination does […]

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Plan to Backpack Cambodia? 21 Things to Know Before You Go

By on July 11, 2019 in Asia, Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, CAMBODIA with 0 Comments
Plan to Backpack Cambodia? 21 Things to Know Before You Go

The little gem of Cambodia is a backpackers’ paradise! Offering a wealth of things to see and do, travelling here is easy and cheap, with tons of services, places to stay and transport set up especially for budget travellers. Offering a slower pace of life than you’ll experience in neighbours Vietnam and Thailand, those who […]

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14 Places to Visit in Singapore For FREE!

By on July 1, 2019 in Asia, Budget Travel Ideas, SINGAPORE with 0 Comments
14 Places to Visit in Singapore For FREE!

I’ve got to be honest, I expected to be pretty cynical about Singapore –  a city known for its sterile feel and rampant consumerism (not my vibe!) But having spent almost a week in this country, I’ve got to admit I was wrong! And it’s not often that happens, so you know this is serious! […]

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The Top 17 Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

By on June 24, 2019 in Asia, LAOS, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
The Top 17 Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

The perfect antidote to the generally frantic vibes of most Southeast Asian cities, I would describe Luang Prabang as a breath of fresh air, if it wasn’t for the insane level of heat I experienced when I was there, meaning the air was anything but fresh! That aside however *clears throat* hopefully you get the […]

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21 Great Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

By on June 17, 2019 in Asia, Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, MALAYSIA with 0 Comments
21 Great Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

I must admit I feel a bit sorry for poor, old Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Malaysia tends to get seriously bagged out by travellers, who frequently label it as bland and boring. Largely overshadowed by its big-time neighbours – glitzy Singapore and bustling Bangkok – KL just rarely gets a tourist look-in and when […]

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10 Fab Things to Do in Malacca on a Budget

10 Fab Things to Do in Malacca on a Budget

The beautiful, charming city of Malacca was, without question, one of my favourite spots throughout my 3 week trip in Malaysia. Chilled, café-laden and oozing a rich colonial history, Malacca ticked a lot of boxes for me and I can’t recommend getting this spot on your itinerary enough too. If you’re tired of big bustling […]

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