Category: Asia

Two Week Philippines Itinerary

It wasn’t until a few years ago, when three of its islands were dubbed the best in the world, that the Philippines caught the attention of adventurers, beach-goers, and vacationers all over the world. Now, it is definitely well known for its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, fantastic dive sites, and…

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How To Make the Most of a Layover in Kuala Lumpur

Located at the crossroads between the far east and south Asia, and situated conveniently between the South East Asian hotspots of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and Oceania, Kuala Lumpur is on the route of many inter-continental journeys. And while I obviously love overlanding, sometimes money or time constraints have this…

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Two Week Japan Itinerary : Explore the Oriental Country by Rail

With its relatively small land size and incredible high-speed trains, Japan is an ideal destination to explore if you enjoy overland transit. There are many reasons to visit Japan: From ancient temples and shrines to ultra-modern hotels and cutting-edge technology Japan is quirky, fascinating and manages to blend past and…

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Bali on a Budget: Tips for Cheap Travel to Indonesia

Beautiful Bali, one of the must-visit places in Indonesia, has been in the headlines a lot over the last few years. It’s become not just a destination for travelers, but has started to attract holidaymakers from Australia, Europe and beyond. Because of this, authentic Bali is a little harder to…

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Paper Plane Hostel Review: Unique Accomodation in Kuala Lumpur

Arriving into Kuala Lumpur wasn’t my finest hour. My plane was delayed, it took hours to get through customs, I turned down an offer of splitting a grab taxi because ‘I like public transport’ – cut to an hour later, where I’m standing outside a shut Monorail office, in the…

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Authentic Things to do in Bali: Beyond the Tourist Traps

Bali; the island’s name is synonymous with sunkissed beaches, historic temples and beautiful volcanoes. It never fails to surprise its visitors as there is always something new and exciting to explore – but, although most visitors to the island often end up visiting only the well-worn tourist areas, there is…

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A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is an off-the-beaten-path travellers paradise. There’s no specific path through the country, no tourist shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; but in reality it is very easily navigable, even…

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Backpacking China Itinerary: One Month in China

China is a pretty daunting country to travel in. Whether you’re travelling solo through China or exploring the country with a group, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research and plan your trip there. I spent seven weeks exploring the Asian country last summer, and it’s fair to say that I was a teensy…

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The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

China is many things. Crazy, overwhelming and unique are all words that could be used to describe this Asian country. Solo travel in China can seem pretty daunting – it’s often near impossible to know exactly what is going on while exploring the country, especially if you have little grasp of…

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Two Days in Singapore – The Local Fella’s Guide

Singapore as a city definitely took me by surprise. A lot of people are very skeptical about including Singapore in their South East Asian itineraries, and I didn’t land there with the highest of hopes – especially after being in Chinese cities for two months previously. But my doubts were proved…

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