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Top 10 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Japan

There are very few places which allow the perfect coexistence of the traditional and the hi-tech worlds simultaneously. Even rarer are the places which had […]

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Three Days In Langkawi: A Sample Itinerary

Langkawhat? Langkawho? Langkawhich? Etc. I’d never heard of Langkawi prior to two months ago, when I was looking at a quick and affordable way to […]

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How To Get To Taal Volcano

Or “When timing goes terribly, terribly wrong”. Please, for the love of God, leave early.   Taal Volcano is nestled in a lake, on an […]

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15 Reasons Why Japan Is The Best

It really is though. Temples   From the beautiful Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto, to the Ninja Temple in Kanazawa which is full of secret passageways and […]

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How To Get From Beijing Airport to the City Centre

I’ve been living in Beijing for just under a year now, but have had a fair few visitors so I’m something of a reluctant expert […]

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One Perfect Day in Kanazawa

Kanazawa seemed like a bit of a mystery to me. The tourists I met up until then hadn’t heard of it, but it was raved […]

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5 Minute Guide: What’s Happening In Burma?

With all this talk about Burma, I’ve seen a few things cropping up on tourist websites and travel blogs about the beauty of Bagan, Inle […]

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The Only 10 Chinese Phrases You Need To Know

I’ve been living in China on and off for almost a year. Despite this, I still find the language impossible as ever. I’ve lost count […]

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Konnichiwa Bitch: First Thoughts on Japan

As I write this, I’m sat on a train twisting further up into the Japanese Alps, the sun setting over the green hills. I’m headed […]

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Top 5 Things To Do In Vietnam

As we prepared for our trip across the Cambodian border into Vietnam, yet another backpacker dispensed the same advice we had already heard countless times. […]

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