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5 Things You Can Do For Free In Singapore

If you are backpacking around Southeast Asia then Singapore should definitely be on your to do list. You’ve just spent several weeks eating dubious food, being harassed by tuk-tuk drivers and riding buses that had definitely seen better days. Suddenly you’re surrounded by shiny skyscrapers and fast-walking businessmen shouting into their blackberry wifi headsets and…

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Wanna CHOMP Some Comfort Food?

In my “How to Survive Bangkok” article I wrote about the importance of easing yourself gently into an Eastern diet but for those who haven’t read that I will reiterate my advise now. Going from salt-filledcarb-ridden Western grub to nothing but rice and noodles can be pretty tricky even for the most seasoned traveller. Therefore,…

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How to Survive Bangkok

So you’ve just touched down at Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok. You’re bleary-eyed from 14+ hours travelling and starving because although you got a great deal on your flights with this unheard of airline, their kitchen leaves a lot to be desired. Suddenly you step out of the modern, air conditioned airport and in to the sweltering…

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One Reason To Visit The Genting Highlands (And Many Reasons Not To)

After touching down at Kuala Lumpur airport, I headed straight to the tourist info kiosk to peruse their array of leaflets and decide where my first port of call in Malaysia should be. One brochure contained sections all about the two famous Highlands of Malaysia: the Cameron Highlands and the Genting Highlands. The Cameron Highlands…

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Amsterdam for Beginners

You could travel the world a hundred times over and I can guarantee you will never find another place like Amsterdam. Whether this is necessarily a bad thing or not I’ll leave to you to decide. This is definitely not a city for the faint-hearted but if you can get past the stoned sex tourists…

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Travel Back Through Time in Tallinn

Did you know Skype was invented in Estonia? Close your eyes on the journey from the airport to the Old Town (unless you’re driving of course) because the grey concrete building and, relics of the Soviet era, are far from aesthetically pleasing and will definitely give you the wrong first impression of this magnificent city.…