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Asia

Asia is the world’s biggest continent. It therefore provides plenty of opportunities to explore when you travel to this side of the world. These posts will provide you with travel tips, guides and other handy information when exploring various countries in Asia.
 
In particular, I have included posts about my travel experience in the Philippines (that includes spending Christmas in Nature’s Healing Home), Malaysia (I’ve listed the free things you can do in Kuala Lumpur), India (where I was lucky enough to be invited to a Hindu wedding), and South Korea (where I witnessed a silent protest and got culturally crafty).
 
I also detail the dark side of travelling in Asia, just like my experience in Thailand. If you want to travel to this part of the world, make sure you read my posts to get helpful ideas that you can use to plan your own travel and make the most of the experience, like I did:

Destinations, Kuala Lumpur, 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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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 why I stopped travelling for a while. 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, Luzon, 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 the Rice Terraces of Batad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I am doing this self guided tour.

 

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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