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24 Hours in Singapore

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Singapore is often overlooked as a holiday destination in Asia. Many people consider it to be a safe, sterile version of the ‘real’ Asia, and forgo it for other destinations that they consider to be more exotic. However, Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and a vist to this island country can give you a taste of India, Malaysia and ... Read More »

Luang Prabang: 7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Short Trip

Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

This list of the top six best things to do in Luang Prabang will help you get the most out of a short visit to this scenic former capital of Laos which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. While this city of 50,000 is a popular stop off point on the backpacker trail through Southeast Asia, thanks ... Read More »

The 6 Best Winter Destinations That Most Austrailian And New Zealanders Don’t Want You To Know

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While North America and Europe contemplates summer, some of us are considering a few months of winter. So if you June, July, August brings winter in your part of the world, where to go for a winter break. Here are five destinations for some beach time plus a “cooler” option. Northern Queensland Cairns and Port Douglas combine pleasant warm winter weather with ... Read More »

A Guide To Having An Awesome Family-friendly Weekend in Seminyak

child friendly Seminak

Seminyak has a reputation of being the “Beverly Hills” of Bali. With more class than Kuta and less hippies than Ubud, Seminyak is where the beautiful people go to be seen, with exclusive beach clubs and cocktail bars on every street. Seminyak is Bali’s premier shopping destination, with hundreds of exclusive clothing and home wares boutiques. The abundance of 5-star ... Read More »

Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained in KL

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If you have kids and are passing through Kuala Lumpur or are lucky enough to have recently relocated to this bustling metropolis that is the capital city of Malaysia, then this list of the top 10 things to do with kids should be just what you are looking for. There are a multitude of things to do in KL with ... Read More »

Laid Back Laos – Top 10 Things to do in Luang Prabang

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If Thailand had a beautiful but shy younger sister, it would be Laos. This peaceful country sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam is still off the radar of mainstream tourism and so far it’s managed to maintain its culture and traditional way of life mostly untouched by outside influences. It’s for exactly this reason that Laos appeals to many travelers and ... Read More »

Keeping it Real on the Khao San Road

The Khao San Road

For most backpackers that are stopping off in Bangkok for a few days or more during their Southeast Asian adventure, Khao San Road will be their home; and for a lot of them Khao San Road will be their world. In fact, this small road in Bangkok is often described as the Gateway to Asia although others prefer to simply ... Read More »

Trekking Mountains in Nepal – A Guide for the Unfit and Inexperienced

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Are you looking to travel somewhere that offers amazing scenery, fascinating culture, friendly locals and the opportunity of having the experience of a lifetime? A trekking holiday in Nepal meets all of these requirements and much, much more. I think a lot of people dismiss the idea of trekking mountains in Nepal (or anywhere for that matter) because it sounds ... Read More »

The Spiritual Heart of India – Visiting Varanasi

Varanasi ghats

If you ever find yourself in the position of planning a round the world trip, you’ll hear the same advice over and over again in books, on forums and websites and from well-meaning friends: Don’t pack jeans, don’t try to do too much, and don’t start in India. Of course, rules are made to be broken and advice is given ... Read More »

Kanchanaburi: A History Lesson in Beautiful Surroundings

Beautiful Surroundings

There aren’t many things that are better in life than travelling to new place while also reading an absorbing book set in, or about the place you are arriving at. One memorable occasion when two of my favourite pastimes, reading and travelling, converged was when we visited Kanchanaburi in West Thailand; the book in question was The Colonel Of Tamarkan: ... Read More »

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