How to travel Malaysia on the cheap

Malaysia is one of the more expensive countries of the Southeast Asia region. It almost feels like 2 totally different countries; the Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, separated in half by the South China sea. We visited the Peninsula Malaysia in December 2014, it certainly felt more ‘western’ than it’s bordering county of Thailand and it’s not […]

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Explore the highlights of Rajasthan in 2 weeks

Firstly, Rajasthan is pretty huge. It is India’s largest state by area and to see large parts of it in 2 weeks, you need to be prepared for some fairly lengthy journeys. That being said, the journeys are almost always exciting and completely worth it. If you’ve come to India in search of culture, history […]

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My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in India

India is my favourite country in the world. Around every corner there is something new, every moment a new surprise, every day a new story. India surprises you, it amazes you, it also may scare you, but most of all, it leaves you craving for more and has the power to make you fall in […]

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The Top 4 Most Beautiful Destinations in Northern Laos

Whenever I am asked advice on where to go in Southeast Asia, I always recommended to try and head to Northern Laos. From the stunning scenery, jungles, mountains and the hill tribe villages, to the friendly locals who are still curious about you, plus the amazingly slow and simple pace of life that has since […]

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9 Cheap things not to miss in Ho Chi Minh City 

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (previously known as ‘Saigon’ until 1975) after a long journey from the sleepy town of ‘Kep’ in Cambodia. By contrast, as we arrived off our bus into Ho Chi Minh City we found that we had instantly stepped into a sea of scooters. Attempting to cross the road here made me feel […]

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India: Top Budget Guest Houses (Mumbai, Rajasthan & Kolkata)

Going travelling to India soon? Struggling to know where to stay and want some tips? Accommodation in India can be vast and varied, exotic and colourful, luxurious or basic and as with anywhere; it can be really good or pretty bad. We experienced a range of accommodation in India; From the luxury end hotels with rooftop […]

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16 Weeks in Southeast Asia – What does it cost?

We spent 3 and a half months in South East Asia in 2014 as part of our round the world trip. In this article I will lay out our budget and reveal my total overall spend. Our budgets are Per Person and include everything except – travel insurance, vaccinations, external flights and our Vietnam visa- […]

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What is it like staying with an Akha Tribe in Laos?

To experience something “truly authentic”. Surely that’s one of the main reasons why we travel? To completely understand a local culture that’s different to our own and experience their way of life. To immerse yourself in how others live; to eat like them, sleep like them and travel like them. And the more different, the better; That’s […]

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Thailand – How to Escape the Crowds

After spending a few days on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan I found myself online, researching ‘off the beaten track in Thailand’. It’s not that we didn’t find the island’s in the south beautiful; parts of the islands were stunning. And we were certainly happy at first to have a few drinks and a dance and spend our […]

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6 weeks in India – How much does it cost?

We spent 6 weeks in India during 2014, during which it very quickly became my favourite country in the world, not only because it is ridiculously cheap! It really was the perfect backpacker destination, money here goes far and you can get by on very little a day if needed, or live and eat like kings […]

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