City Spotlight: Ubud

City: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Time of year: February. Stay: Indraprastha Homestay Ubud. An incredibly affordable and friendly place to spend a few days. See:  It’s not a proper trip to Ubud without a trip to the rice fields. The beauty of this attraction is that you don’t have to travel far at all to walk among them. […]

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City Spotlight: Seminyak

City: Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia Time of Year: February Stay: Hotel Vila Lumbung was a lovely resort that is in a great location and a short walking distance from some of the great eats and sights of the area. The staff are incredibly friendly and hospitable just like all Balinese, and the rooms are clean and […]

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City Spotlight: Chiang Mai

City: Chiang Mai Time of Year: February Stay:  Compass Backpacker’s Hostel is a great accommodation option if you’re after something simple, cheap and clean with friendly staff. It is located in the northeast corner of Chiang Mai’s Old Town and walking distance from some great attractions and eats. See: Everyone knows better now, than to get […]

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City Spotlight: Siem Reap

City: Siem Reap, Cambodia Time of Year: January Stay: Tom and Jerry Hostel. I booked the Tom and Jerry Hostel because it was clean and cheap. Simple. I knew I’d be spending very little time in a room so I wasn’t worried about having any creature comforts around me. The best part of my stay […]

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City Spotlight: Hanoi

City: Hanoi, Vietnam Time of Year: January/Febuary Stay: The Original Hanoi Backpackers. There are two Hanoi Backpackers hostels, Downtown or Original. The Original Hanoi Backpackers is located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and a great location to explore by foot. This hostel has a young and energetic vibe about it as everywhere you turn […]

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