Tag: Asia

Top 10 Things to Do in Cambodia

By on Published: November 28, 2019 | Last Updated: April 10, 2020 in Asia, CAMBODIA with 2 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do in Cambodia

A small and cheap country in Southeast Asia that’s been well-loved by budget backpackers for decades, it’s not surprising that so many of us still head to Cambodia as part of our adventures in this region of the world – especially given the amount Cambodia has to offer, including beautiful islands, a chequered history and, […]

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Cat Ba Island, Vietnam : The Spot for Budget Halong Bay Trips

By on Published: November 18, 2019 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Asia, Budget Travel Ideas, VIETNAM with 0 Comments
Cat Ba Island, Vietnam : The Spot for Budget Halong Bay Trips

It’s one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in my opinion, but it’s also a spot many travellers miss off their Vietnam itinerary and what a shame. #1 Because Cat Ba Island has a lovely national park at its heart – a great place to enjoy some nature time and day hiking And… […]

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Perfect South East Asia Packing List

By on Published: October 7, 2019 | Last Updated: February 26, 2020 in Asia, Travel Gear & Packing with 0 Comments
Perfect South East Asia Packing List

It’s a classic isn’t it? The good old South East Asia route is perhaps the most worn of all the backpacker trails. But that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile. Oh no! Because if you’re travelling for the first, or perhaps travelling alone for this first time, then this part of the world can be […]

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia : Full Travel Guide

By on Published: August 29, 2019 | Last Updated: March 24, 2020 in Asia, MALAYSIA with 0 Comments
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia : Full Travel Guide

I’ve probably said it a million times before, but I’ll say it again now (why not!) Malaysia is a seriously diverse country. In fact, the sheer volume of different landscapes, terrains, cultures and cuisines this nation combines is actually amazing and certainly makes for a rich travel experience. And perhaps never was this made clearer […]

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Kampot to Ho Chi Minh : How to Cross The Border

By on Published: August 1, 2019 | Last Updated: January 13, 2020 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 from […]

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Things to Do in Chiang Rai, Thailand : An Itinerary

By on Published: July 25, 2019 | Last Updated: January 13, 2020 in Asia, 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

By on Published: July 18, 2019 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Asia, Budget Travel Ideas, LAOS, THAILAND with 0 Comments
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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14 Places to Visit in Singapore For FREE!

By on Published: July 1, 2019 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Asia, Budget Travel Ideas, SINGAPORE with 4 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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Top 17 Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

By on Published: June 24, 2019 | Last Updated: February 6, 2020 in Asia, LAOS with 0 Comments
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 Published: June 17, 2019 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Asia, 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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