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Three Days In Bangkok.

Thailand’s capital city is a heaving metropolis that is many backpackers first introduction to Thailand and South East Asia. At first glance it can be extremely daunting, the crazy traffic and the pollution, the crowds, the exotic nightlife, the backpacker

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Posted in Destinations

5 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro.

Brazil has always been one of the most expensive countries on any backpacker’s South American itinerary, and its capital, Rio de Janeiro in particular can be hard on a travellers budget. This is only going to get worse over the

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In Defence Of Bangkok, It’s Not Just About Sex And Drinking!

A recent article by Jeremy Foster on TravelFreak suggested that Bangkok isn’t good for anything other than drinking and having sex, and prompted a storm of responses in defence of the city. Like so many others who judge Thailand on

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Posted in Travel Talk

How To Completely Blow Your Budget When Backpacking. (Or Ways To Avoid Blowing It!)

One of the single best things about backpacking is the freedom, the ability to be able to do what you want, when you want. But as strange and contradictory as it sounds, this level of freedom does require at least

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Posted in Travel Tips

Turn Your Gap Year Dreams Into Reality.

Do you dream of travelling round the world? Do you wish you could just get on a plane and explore the world for a year or more? Of course you do! Everyone does. This article will take you through the

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Posted in Travel Advice

The 10 Most Annoying Things About Flying.

Flying is amazing, I love it. I have to just point that out right from the start because I don’t want to give the wrong impression. The excitement and anticipation of the impending trip, the thrill of acceleration at take

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Excuse Buster Series Part 7: Taking Time Out To Travel Will Ruin My Career!

Whether you have a job or a career, a 9 to 5 or an all consuming profession, odds are that you devote a lot of your time, and a significant part of your life to it.  You’ve probably worked damn

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Posted in Travel Advice
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