Tubing – Slippery when wet!

Anyone who has gone Tubing in Laos uses the same word – “awesome”. I am currently in Vang Vieng (Laos) nursing several injuries after one hell of a day. Tubing is quite hard to describe. Imagine an 18-30’s holiday TV advertisement and stretch it throughout a day. Throw in a river, tractor inner tubes and…

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The Truth

Lies. You will be told many of them on your travels. You’ll be told that things are closed, that it’s two minutes away, that it’s a special price or that you don’t look fat. Bullshit. You’ll hear it all the time but the biggest one has to be that you shouldn’t do the two day…

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I’ll have a nice slice of Pai!

I write to you with a sore head. I can’t provide you with the statistical proof but I am pretty sure Thai people, on average, are short. Either that or the purposely build low beams and roofs for me to hit my head on. I’ve lost count how many times I have done it now.…

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Jungle trekking and scenes that some readers may find offensive

I’ve just come back from a Thai massage… that got your attention didn’t it! I’m afraid to report that there was no happy ending however having my arse cheeks massaged was oddly satisfying. Nevertheless, a massage was just what I needed after the last few days I’ve had. I’m currently in north Thailand, Chiang Mai…

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The start of something beautiful

So far I have walked a tiger, upset a palace guard, kissed an iguana, befriended a lonely pug, seen a girl get peed on, climbed a waterfall, missed a tour bus and got followed by a lady boy. I’ve only been here a few days! Let’s start at the beginning shall we? I’m sitting on…

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My journey begins…

“I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.” – Bill Bryson. Isn’t that a great travel quote? I would imagine that slaving away all week, living for…

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Top 5 Round The World Ticket Providers

So you’ve made a few trips into STA and finally decided on your route. The nice lady was very informative and now all that is left to do is pay right? Wrong! I hear time and time again how people, out of some sort of loyalty, will buy their RTW Flight from the first travel agent…

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Pill head?

One of the most important things about travelling is your health, without it there is no trip! Many backpackers don’t know where the next meal is coming from and with the constant moving around your diet will be ever changing. Are you really getting everything you need? It’s a rather simple solution, become a pill…

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