Batu Ferringhi beach Penang

Penang – Malaysia, Truly Asia?

I’ve been studying my part-time MA in Kuala Lumpur for the past few months and everytime I head from Bangkok to KL, I have to pass the awesome backpacking destination of Penang. Now, Malaysia pens itself as “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. In the ca...
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amsterdam in winter

Two European cities to embrace winter in

There are two ways to approach winter. You can give in to it, hide under your duvet and not surface until the spring arrives, or you can embrace it fully, throw on lots of warm clothes and get out and explore some beautiful cities. Some pla...
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canalled cities

Five Most Popular Canalled Cities

Venice has become famous for its intricate and captivating system of canals; however, there are several cities throughout the world that also feature similarly beautiful canals. Have you ever heard a place described as “Venice of …”? This i...
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Hiking in the peak district

Backpacking in the Peak District

After chatting about the things to do when you go backpacking in  Wales and Scotland last week, I thought I’d being it back to England. The general backpacking trail in England struggles to get out of London, and if it does it’s generally t...
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Travel Statistics

Travel Statistics

I’m a bit of a sucker for statistics, so when I came across this I thought I’d share it with you guys. People really don’t venture too far from Western Europe and the US eh!? Anyways, check it out 🙂 This graphic was design...
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rhodes

Package holidays can be fun!

Sometimes you need a break from backpacking and hardcore travelling, and need a holiday where you can just take it easy for the week. There are obviously many places round the world where you can do this, but the Mediterranean has so many p...
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Sleeping on a train

Before starting a long trip…

When one decides to start a trip which will take them through dozens of good and bad adventures and which has no returning ticket (yet), the reflection to be made before leaving is important. The reasons that may take someone to engage such...
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Golden Gate Bridge San Fran

Traveling on a budget – with a difference

As you well know from my blog, I love to travel and travel cheap! The more money you save, the longer and further you can go; with that in mind I tend to sort everything out myself on the belief that that’s the cheapest way to do and genera...
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cheap cruises

The (cheap) truth behind cruises

Traveling is undoubtedly awesome but who wants to fly from destination to destination, missing everywhere in-between!? Surely the best mode of transport has to be by boat, it’s certainly my favourite. You get from A to B in comfort, can wal...
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