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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Best Night Markets in South East Asia

I love a good night market. There are something about them that brings me joy. It could be that the sun has gone down and it is a lot cooler, or that I get to put my bargaining skills to the test. The best night markets have a lot to offer, its not just shopping […]

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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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Two Weeks in New Zealand and Bali

Traveling to New Zealand and Bali in the one trip sounds like an unusual combination. In fact it almost doesn’t make sense to travel from Australia to New Zealand and then fly all the way back across Australia to get to Bali. But when it came down to where I wanted to visit for a […]

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An Affordable Bali Day Trip

For a small island, Bali has a lot to offer. There are a plethora of attractions from ancient temples to the modern water parks and added bonus is that visiting these attractions are quite affordable. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to the many tours and day trips on offer, most of which […]

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A Must On The Bucket List: The Kuang Si Falls

The Kuang Si Falls can be found in Laos and are just a short drive from the centre of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are so striking and beautiful that it is hard to believe water could be that turquoise. Unfortunately this gorgeous spot is no secret. What looks like such a magical place to visit […]

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Free Cupcakes in Phnom Penh

It was one of those days where I just fancied a cupcake. In fact I had walked past The Cupcake Cafe on the main street several times during the first few days I was in Phnom Penh and I just couldn’t get them out of my mind.  Eventualy after thinking ‘screw it I’m on holiday’ […]

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