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Asia, Destinations, India

Being safe as a female in India

After the tragic passing of Danielle in Goa, India recently, the place where I am now and that I love, I feel that it is important to talk about safety when travelling in India and in all places in the world.

 

Danielle, just like myself and many other females in India, was just looking to travel the world, have experiences she would not have at home and to learn about new cultures.

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Asia, Destinations, Travel Tips

Bed bugs and Bad Ethics

I had never met a bed bug until one afternoon in Kuala Lumpur. In the past eight years of extensive travels, I had heard many a tale about the terror of bed bugs. How they had ruined whole trips! And more seriously how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs.

 

For those who haven’t really heard about bed bugs but don’t fancy a bug in the bed, they are more than just a harmless bug. They are the back packers nemesis.

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Asia, Destinations

10 free things to do in Kuala Lumpur

A lot of money can be spent whilst visiting a big city such as Kuala Lumpur. It’s hard to know where to go and what do whilst sticking to a budget, even harder to find free things to do.

 

However I have done the hard work and put together this handy post on free things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

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Asia, Destinations

Exploring the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Whilst standing inside a cave, the smell of incense lingers from the Hindu temple to my right. A troop of monkeys linger on the cave wall to my left and the sun seeps into the cave from the hole in the roof. I’m just 13kms from the heart of Kuala Lumpur in the Batu caves.

 

Inside the Batu Cave is one of the most famous Hindu shrines outside of India.

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Asia, Destinations, Other

The Tree Tops of Kuala Lumpur

High in the tree tops, I walked along the rope bridge being at one with nature. Through the gaps in the trees I could hear the birds tweeting, see the greenery of the leaves against the bright blue sky and the tops of skyscrapers.

 

I’m in KL Forest Eco Park in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur in 9.3 hectares of forest where the rope walkways stretch between the trees.

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Musings, Philippines

Why I Stopped Travelling at the Beginning of my Travels

It’s everyone’s dream to quit your job and travel the world. Right? Well at least it was mine. And this is what I did last year. I set off on my adventures in South Korea and then headed over to the Philippines.
Living the dream!

 

Now I don’t want it to sound like I am not still ‘living the dream’ as I truly am. But there is one reason that has stopped me from moving on. Stopped me in my track and has kept me from spending even one night away from where I have been calling home in the Philippines for the past 6 weeks.

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Asia, Destinations, Philippines

Rice Terraces of Batad – Self Guided

Carved out of the hillside by the Ifugao people, it is absolutely amazing to think how such a spectacular place was made from the most basic tools. I’m at Batad Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I am doing this self guided.

 

Without a guide, we made this trip solo, a hard task to do with no signposts and local people less than willing to help unless of course you hire them as a guide. However we made it and so can you as I have created directions for you as a gift in ‘Batad – Self guided’ which can be found at the end of this post.

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