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6 Month South East Asia Backpacking Trip – Tips for Backpackers

A time comes, especially for us Australia/New Zealand working-holidayers, when your visa ends (this feels like the end of the world) and you don’t want to go home. For mostly all of us, South East Asia is on the way back so it just sort of makes sense to spend all of your hard earned cash traveling […]

The Exotic Fruits of Southeast Asia You Have to Try

The exotic fruits of Southeast Asia are quite possibly going to be the biggest thing I miss about this part of the globe. When you’re traveling in Southeast Asia over an extended period of time you kind of get used the luxury of eating these exotic fruits. Now I’m in Europe and the price of one […]

Georgetown Malaysia Guide: Eat, Sleep, Explore

Accommodation I recommend ME.n.U Cafe & Lodge located just off of Love Lane in Georgetown. This is a restored historical Chinese building in a great location, with competitive prices, and great services including free breakfast and wifi. A very clean and tidy 12 bed mixed dormitory is $22 RM a night, around $6 USD. The deluxe double […]

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Bed Bugs in South East Asia, what do I do?!

Those nasty little buggers, the bed bugs. It really feels like the end of the world if you sleep in a bug infested bed. Just writing about them makes me itch all over. After one bad hotel, it’s so easy for them to get in your bags and then those bloody things just go with […]

Taking the Train from Malaysia to Thailand, yes do it!

I think we forget there are other options when we travel from country to country than just the easy flight. In South East Asia, I recommend traveling by alternative means whenever you get the chance. Traveling is about the journey not the destination. We took a 21 hour overnight train ride from Penang (Butterworth), Malaysia all […]

Kuala Lumpur Food Guide (vegetarian friendly)

The only thing I heard about Kuala Lumpur was that the food is great. Go for a stop over, eat, and then move on. Okay, so I’m having a few issues. For one, my stop over has turned into 3 weeks. Secondly, the food is delicious however you need to know a few things. Since […]