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The 7 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is one of the best travel hubs in south east Asia, and is a city that infinitely rewards travellers who take the time to explore and get to know it, But this amazing city, with its food, culture, architecture, history and nightlife also has a ton of irresistible attractions that can easily be seen on short day trips. Here are 10 of the best day trips from Kuala Lumpur.

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10 Travel Hotspots That Prove You Shouldn’t Miss Malaysia On Your Gap Year.

South East Asia is one of the hottest gap year destination hotspots in the world, with countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia permanent fixtures on the banana pancake trail, but why do so many backpackers overlook and ignore Malaysia? Here is exactly why they shouldn’t!

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Posted in Destinations, Travel Lists

Beyond The Backpacker Hostel: Where Should You Stay In Malaysia?

After being largely ignored for a long time in favour of its more popular neighbours, Malaysia is slowly being discovered by intrepid backpackers looking for something that is a little same same, but different. The big question is, where do you stay when you are exploring this inspirational and majestic country? Are backpacker hostels really all there is?

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Palm Oil Is Burning Borneo.

Borneo is burning. Orang utans are being made extinct and their once beautiful natural habitat is being destroyed by greed and the relentless expansion of the palm oil industry.

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Posted in Responsible Travel

Travelling Through A Burning Hell In South East Asia, And No One Cares.

Travellers throughout certain parts of south east Asia have in recent weeks faced disrupted or cancelled flights, rerouted travel plans, smoke filled landscapes and other minor inconveniences that are minor symptoms of an ecological catastrophe known as the Haze. A catastrophe that is going largely ignored on a local and global scale. 

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Is The Hostelworld Advert Contributing To The Negative Image Of Backpackers After The Nude Selfie Backlash?

Is a new advert for the rebranded Hostelworld contributing to the already negative stereotype that backpackers  are nothing more than hedonistic thrill seekers who do not respect the places or cultures they visit?

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Posted in Travel Talk

You Can’t Treat A Malaysian Mountain Like A Drunken Pool Party.

Travelling the world is an awesome privilege, but it does not give backpackers the right to get drunk and behave in any way they like.

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Posted in Travel Talk

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