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  • Asia,  Guides,  Taiwan

    Travel Guide: Sun Moon Lake

    Hidden amongst the valleys of rolling green mountains, Sun Moon Lake is by far Taiwan’s most popular tourist attraction. Scattered along the shores of the enormous deep blue lake are pockets of rich indigenous culture and spiritual enlightenment which draw…

  • General Travel,  Top Lists

    The Essential Travel Apps

    In today’s modern world, travel is easier than ever! Gone are the days of Victorian explorers sailing for weeks on end to reach new lands. Today all manner of adventures across the world are just a few clicks away. As…

  • General Travel,  Pros & Cons

    Staying in Hostels: Pros & Cons

    Hostels are the lifeblood of backpackers and budget travellers. Practically every country in the world has a supply of low budget accommodation to provide guests with a cheap and convenient place to spend the night. They’re clearly a popular choice,…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Hualien: A Day on the Farm

    You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy. Since I was 18 I’ve been living in big cities, from Cardiff and Beijing to Taipei and Kyoto. To be honest,…

  • Discussions,  General Travel

    Package Tours: Pros & Cons

    Most fresh-faced travellers find themselves with a very difficult question: should I book a package tour or not? Even seasoned travellers have to ask themselves this from time to time. Is it better if someone else is responsible for your…

  • Guides,  Indonesia

    Travel Plan: Seeing the Komodo Dragons

    Many travellers are searching for that unique experience, something special, something unique. Sometimes everything is much more special when you’ve gone to great efforts to earn the right to experience it, going that extra mile to see something only a…

  • Australia,  Discussions

    Australia: Backpacking For Beginners

    People have many reasons not to take their first steps on a backpacking adventure. How is it done? What if something goes wrong? How do you sort travel from AA to B? What if you can’t understand the language? How…

  • Blog,  Taiwan

    Sun Moon Lake: A Cultural Rollercoaster

    Though the border was still closed in Taiwan, a national holiday was quickly approaching, and I’d be damned if I missed an opportunity to travel! There were still plenty of places in Taiwan itself that I was yet to see.…

  • Thailand,  Top Lists

    Top 15 Highlights: Bangkok

    Bangkok; the iconic city which for many years has become the pinnacle destination for travellers and ex-pats alike to escape reality in a spirituality and exotic haven. It’s possibly the most renowned Asian city of them all, and there’s little…

  • Blog,  Taiwan

    Tainan: First Taiwanese Adventure

    I have never seen the purpose of planning too far into the future. Fate is a mysterious creature that can change your path in an instant and without warning. Taiwan was only intended to be a stepping-stone on my adventure,…