Recreating The Beach Trail in South Thailand

Following in the footsteps of The Beach and visiting the stunning beaches of Southern Thailand

 Overview: For fans of Alex Garland’s iconic travel novel, The Beach, Southern Thailand is a playground. So many beautiful islands and beaches, including the one that allegedly inspired the book, Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. Finding Paradise in Southern Thailand These days it’s getting harder and harder to find the undiscovered gem, a hidden …

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Amazing guide to Hanoi – from tourist to local

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and guide to visiting Vietnam

This is possibly the only guide to Hanoi you will need. It lists the major attractions as well as some that are a little more off the beaten path. It also has a very good tip about beer corner (my favourite spot in Hanoi, clues in the name). It’s from Brazilian travelling duo Nat & …

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The puppeteer and the magician’s ghetto of Delhi

The puppeteer and the magician’s ghetto of Delhi - The Kathputli Colony

 Overview: The beauty of travel isn’t just in the destinations you reach but the people you meet and the stories you discover.  Each and every person has their own tale to tell, but when you are travelling you often encounter stories so different from your own. If you’re looking to find something magical in Dehli, I …

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Visiting the land of the Jungle Book

Visiting the Pench Tiger Reserve in India

 Overview: Would you take on 45 degrees Celsuis sweltering heat to see tigers? We did! Crazy dry heat that emanates from the ground to roast you like a marshmallow. And 4 am wake up calls to reach the tiger reserve before sunrise. Yes, we’ve done it before and we’ll do it again just to see …

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A Travel Guide to Wadi Rum

Complete guide to visiting Wadi Rum in the Jordan desert

 Overview: Wadi Rum is a desert in Jordan that seems to be often overlooked for the countries more famous sites, tourists tend to just pop into the visitor centre as they pass by. While there is nothing wrong with that, a couple of hours there is better than none at all, once you have read …

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Tubing and Vang Vieng After Thirty

Where to go tubing in Laos, Vang Vieng

 Overview: To me, the idea of sitting in an inflatable rubber tube while casually drifting through a jungle river seems like the ideal way to spend a day. Throw in a few bars and drink stops, heaven. Vang Vieng in Laos There is no doubt Vang Vieng is one of the homes of tubing, but …

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Trekking in the Mountains of Singalila Ridge

  Submitted by: Abhishek Das   From: Solitary Traveller   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: The mighty ranges of the Himalayas in the North of West Bengal offer phenomenal viewpoints, to begin with, one of the most classical adventure treks. Darjeeling Singalila Ridge is in the middle of Eden, as you cross from one ridge …

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How to encounter and protect elephants in Thailand

Elephant

Understandably, animal experiences are high on many travellers wish lists but there are often questions raised about the welfare of the animals involved . . . and rightly so. Visit elephants ethically Is it ever right to exploit animals for tourism gains? Isn’t that what zoos have been doing for years? I think as long as it’s …

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