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The Cost of Backpacking New Zealand

The Cost of Backpacking New Zealand

The one thing that concerned me the most when I decided go to New Zealand was what the cost of backpacking New Zealand would be. Flights, accommodation, transport and activities – would I have enough money? So to save you time trying to source information from all over the web, I have compiled it all for you in one place. Remember that the prices I give are subject to change and costs are in New Zealand Dollars. It’s also better…

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Godley Head Track, Christchurch

Godley Head Track, Christchurch

After a week that produced rain on a biblical scale, the weekend arrived. “Have I woken up in a different country?” I asked myself.  The cool air breeze and the sun shimmering through the trees, had given the morning the feeling of a spring day. Just when you think winter is coming the unpredictability of New Zealand weather system strikes again. Although it was for the better this time. So with the pleasant surprise of a glorious day what do…

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Why New Zealand is the Best Country for Backpacking

Why New Zealand is the Best Country for Backpacking

Yes this may be a bold statement, but there are many reasons why New Zealand is the best country for backpacking. Although relatively small, New Zealand can seem larger than life as it has some of the most dynamic and diverse landscapes on the planet. With the sense of adventure that is thrust upon you from the minute you land, you get the feeling that New Zealand was created for backpacking. People from all over the world come to visit…

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Baby Carrots

Baby Carrots

Many things can go wrong when traveling. You may lose your phone, have your luggage stolen or God forbid you contract Malaria or Dengue Fever. Thankfully, travel insurance covers all of these tragic events but what it doesn’t cover, is when you choose the wrong people to travel with. As you travel, you will meet new people everywhere you go. Sometimes you will only know them for one night. Sometimes you’ll wish you only knew them one night. I’m not saying…

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Myanmar Travel Guide 2016

Myanmar Travel Guide 2016

As Myanmar rapidly grows with new areas opening up from the black zones and massive increases in tourism each year, it’s very hard to keep up to date with information. In this travel guide to Myanmar I will give you up to date travel information, exclusive travel tips, best sites to visit, some of my favorite places that I have eaten and much more.

Bago and the Golden Rock

Bago and the Golden Rock

Leaving the pollution of Yangon in our tracks and traveling to Bago. The fresh air of the countryside provided a much-needed change of scenery. Farmers were working the lands the way it has been done for centuries with cows and water buffalo dragging ploughs through the vibrant green, waterlogged rice paddies that scatter the lands like a patchwork quilt. It was a rare occurrence to see a farmer using any kind of machinery. Bago is located 80 kilometers North East…

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Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

My first impressions of Myanmar were well off my expectations. In the time leading up to leaving for wherever you may be travelling to, you see amazing photos of where you are going. They look incredible. Why don’t travel sites/magazines/agents etc show you some glorious beach with trash piled as high as sand-dunes? Well because they are selling you an illusion, a mirage in the desert. Would you want to go sunbathe on a beach like that? All that I…

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A Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

A Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

After 3 flights and 18 hours worth of travelling to say I was happy to finally touchdown in Kuala Lumpur would be quite the understatement. To be honest it wasn’t that bad of a flight; I had an empty seat next to me, there was decent on flight entertainment and most importantly there seemed to be no demonic children on board. But non the less I was happy to arrive. Eager to get to the hotel. I booked a taxi…

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What to Pack for Southeast Asia

What to Pack for Southeast Asia

Not sure what to pack for your trip to Southeast Asia? Well before I list what I’m packing let me paint you a picture:  You are on the final leg of your 36 hour flight to the other side of the world. This included 2 stops to change planes along the way. And it’s been a long 36 hours. You probably got some shut-eye, but we all know you just never get a good sleep on a plane. Suddenly you…

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