Just One More Thing In Colombo.

Like many travellers Colombo had never really been on my radar as a must see destination, but a short visit here changed my mind and opened my eyes to what an amazing city Colombo really is. Colombo has not had

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Top 10 Health Mistakes Every Traveller Makes.

Every traveller knows that getting all your travel health care needs taken care of before you step on the plane is essential and many do make these all important preparations. Despite this there are so many travellers who still neglect

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The Horrible Truth About Animal Sanctuaries.

Animal and wildlife sanctuaries are a huge part of the gap year industry now, with countless travellers, backpackers and tourists alike all hoping to get up close and personal with some of their favourite wild animal. But not all of

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A Gap Year Is For Life, Not Just When You Graduate!

A gap year is still seen as a privilege of youth, as an indulgence of time and lack of responsibility that only those just graduating from university or still in their early twenties can afford. At no time as that ever

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Why Travel Vaccinations Are Important.

Travel vaccinations are an essential part of the gap year and travel planning process, yet every single day thousands of travellers ignore the advice of qualified professionals and don’t get them. But why? Are they really that important? The short answer

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Top 10 Awesome Filipino Dishes You Have To Try.

Filipino food has a bit of a bad reputation as being bland or boring, but nothing could be further from the truth! Check out these amazing dishes that will blow your tastebuds away and turn your entire image of Filipino

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Haggle Hard, But Don’t Be A Cheapskate.

Haggling is a way of life in many countries and is certainly a great part of the backpacker experience, but some travellers can go too far and take haggling to the extreme, which isn’t good for anyone. How do you

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