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Tips for long bus journeys

Travelling by bus was the most common mode of transport for me, by far, during my year of solo travel. This was pretty consistent in every country I traveled in – India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. The only exception was Vietnam, where I traveled mainly by overnight train.  Journeys ranged…… Continue reading Tips for long bus journeys

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5 ways to beat the post-travel blues

1. Give yourself a break. Know that the post-travel blues are something that most people will experience when they return from a long period of travel. It’s tough to leave behind all that fun and freedom and find yourself back where you started. Give yourself some time to adjust. You’re allowed to feel down for a while.…… Continue reading 5 ways to beat the post-travel blues

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How to enjoy Singapore on a budget

Singapore is a glamorous city state full of skyscrapers, impressive hotels and elaborate shopping malls, so it has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit. But backpackers shouldn’t be put off from spending a few days here. I visited after a month in Malaysia and before heading to Australia. It’s a great place…… Continue reading How to enjoy Singapore on a budget

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Tips for travelling in Malaysia

1. Visa requirements. I’m from the UK and I could get my visa on arrival in Malaysia. There will be varying entry requirements for citizens of different countries, so do lots of research in advance and find out what you need to do. 2. Vaccinations and malaria. You can search for malaria maps online to check the areas you’re…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Malaysia

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Tips for travelling in Laos

1. Visa requirements. I’m from the UK and I could get my visa on arrival in Laos. There will be different entry requirements for citizens of different countries, so do lots of research well in advance and find out what you need to do. 2. Vaccinations and malaria. You can search for malaria maps online to check the areas…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Laos

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Elephant tourism – is it ever OK?

Who doesn’t love elephants? These gentle giants are known for their intelligence, long memory span, close family bonds and playfulness. For many tourists, elephants are one of the greatest draws of travel to South-East Asia where you can pay to interact with them in a number of ways. And who wouldn’t want to get close…… Continue reading Elephant tourism – is it ever OK?