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Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour in Vietnam: My Review

Hoi An, Vietnam is a backpacker favourite, and a must-do for most travellers to the country. I’m not going to lie, it’s not my favourite spot in the world for various reasons – but I’m definitely in the minority. Still, I think that a Ho Chi Minh Trail tour is a…

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The Importance of Visting the Phnom Penh Genocide Memorials

This isn’t an easy post to write. Backpacking South East Asia is something that most keen travellers will do at least once in their life. There are so many amazing aspects to this part of the world – the beautiful beaches, the cheap alcohol, the delicious food, the beautiful temples,…

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Two Weeks in France Itinerary for Culture and History Lovers

France has a lot to offer, from Roman ruins to Renaissance Cathedrals to French cities are rich in culture and history. The historical centres are always really well preserved and will make you feel like you’re going back in time! This 2 weeks in France itinerary will show you the…

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Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Nanjing – just another Chinese city. Or is it? The place has actually boasted a huge amount of national importance over the country’s history. It was once the capital of South China (‘Nanjing’ literally means ‘South Capital’ whereas ‘Beijing’ means ‘North Capital’) and today, is one of those cities with…

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Hiking and Camping on the Great Wall of China

You’ll never guess the last place I went camping… The Great Wall of China! Crowds are something that you just have to deal with in China. Whether they be outside museums and attractions, or inside subway stations, there’s no escaping the masses of people in this country – up to…

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Six of the Best Castles Near London

Despite castles being found all over the world, there is something about the typical medieval fortifications that always seems to hark back to British culture and heritage. The first castles were constructed in Norman times to protect Britain from naval invaders – built as defensive points along the coastline. Later, they were…

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