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5 Highlights of Komodo National Park

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When I was a child, I loved the movie "The Land Before Time" and later when I was a bit more grown up "Jurassic Park" and yes, I will admit "How to Train Your Dragon." While I know that a dragon is not the same as a dinosaur (thank you for the lesson, little nephew!) both have always had an undeniable appeal to me. Adventure, a time long lost, a secluded isl[...]

10 Perfect Places to Chill Out and Relax in Asia

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For those of us who have been backpacking in Asia, you'll know that eventually things can get a little exhausting, and so finding the perfect chill out zone is exactly what you need. I'm talking about a place where days get lost in each other, you forget what time it is, waking up with the sun and going to sleep on hammocks by the river every night. I'm talk[...]

The budget backpacker’s bucket list

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The best things in life are free… or are they? Plane tickets certainly aren’t, and for all you would-be travellers out there that simply don’t have the funds to splash out on a big trip abroad, I’m guessing that cash flow certainly ranks as one of the number one obstacles to making your travel dreams a reality. But travelling overseas doesn’t necessarily [...]

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

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Imagine strolling through a lush, green forest, engulfed in a sea of leafy tree branches hanging low to the ground. You can hear water gushing in the distance and the air smells sweet of exotic flowers. As you round a corner, you are suddenly standing in an open space. But you are not alone. Around you, there are more than 50 monkeys sitting on the paveme[...]

Learning Bahasa Indonesian in Paradise

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When traveling to foreign countries where the language is literally so foreign, I found many tourists speaking LOUDER and s.l.o.w.e.r to the locals in a bizarre attempt to get understood. It seriously annoys me every time I see a traveler rudely turn their back to the waiter/market stall owner, throw up their hands and announce to their partner, “He just doe[...]

How to climb a volcano

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Usually, when on holiday, I like to fully dedicate my time to a cherished eat - sleep - surf routine, which, in the past, has been proving a great way to enjoy my time off. This time, however, my dear friend Minna dared me to break the cycle and get active. After a couple of days at the beach, she did some research on local stuff to do and eventually deci[...]

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