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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


Palm oil – how it’s harming Orangutans

When my plane started descending towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport, I remember thinking how green Malaysia looked from the air. I could see rows and rows of trees planted in straight lines and I thought it was nice to see such a green landscape. What I didn’t realise at the time was that I was…… Continue reading Palm oil – how it’s harming Orangutans

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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?