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How to see the Great Ocean Road without a car

Great Ocean Road Without A Car

Australia is a place where it helps to have a car to get around; the distances between sights can be massive, and public transport can be sparse. However, as someone who is a nervous driver, but who also much prefers…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 2: onions, backpacker wine, and an unexpected winter

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I seem to begin every post now with an apology for my absence. My excuse this time is a mixture of failing technology, farmwork, a few weeks of distraction in hiking and crocodile-spotting in the Northern Territory, a busy but…
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The Bumblefuck Chronicles, part 1: How NOT to do your 88 days of farmwork

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Reader. Hello. Thank you for still being here. It’s been a while, once again. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may recall that in April I went off on a mission to find that elusive 88…
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Five things to do in Bandung, Indonesia

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Bandung, a city in West Java, is often referred to as “the Paris of Java” or “the Paris of the East” due to its colonial history and enduring appeal as a place to which Jakarta residents escape for a weekend…
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Female solo travel: ten things to know before you go

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Scrolling through Facebook, I recently came across an article from Matador Network, suggesting that solo female travellers shouldn’t head off until they “understand these seven things”. I have to say I found it a disappointing and slightly aggressive effort. After…
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A taste of Laos: a brief escape to Luang Prabang

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I hate to say it, but I was growing rapidly bored of Thailand. After my underwhelming stay in Chiang Mai, I took a minivan up to the mountain town of Pai. I was going to write a blog post about…
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Chiang Mai: I just don’t get it

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A few years ago, Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, seemed to be the place to move to; it felt like almost every travel blogger I followed was getting a condo there, praising the cheap cost of living, the…
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Yoga, parties, and the most evil mosquitoes yet: volunteering on Koh Phangan

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I wasn’t that excited about going to Thailand to be honest. There wasn’t anything luring me there, but I felt that I couldn’t really miss it out on a South East Asia trip, especially as it was kind of on…
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How George Town lived up to the hype

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I’ve been a little suspicious of anywhere that other solo travellers rave about, ever since their recommendations landed me on the sleazy party island of Gili T, so I boarded the bus in Tanah Rata bound for George Town on…
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The missed volcano: when Mother Nature says no

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I remember one Saturday afternoon, shortly after I had graduated from university and got myself a “proper” job, flicking idly through the television channels and coming across an old black and white movie, Krakatoa East of Java. Krakatoa, a volcano…
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