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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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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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Top 5 Places to Visit in New Zealand

Top 5 Places to Visit in New Zealand

As my time in New Zealand is coming to an end for the time being I thought I would have a look back at my 5 top places to visit in New Zealand. 5. Cape Reinga Often overlooked when people come to New Zealand, as it is a little out-of-the-way, but if you have time you need to visit. Located at the very tip of the North island you can take a walk down to the lighthouse and look out…

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Well departure date will be here soon so I thought I would share a little of my itinerary for Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur. Coming to Kuala Lumpur is more or less an extended stop over to break up that long flight. Only spending a few days here as I am going to Myanmar as a priority to try and miss the monsoon season. Fingers crossed! I will be returning to Malaysia later in my travels. Myanmar (Burma) Traveling to Myanmar is…

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Almost time

Almost time

Although I have been in New Zealand for the past 2 years I have not really thought of it as travel.  Work has had a lot to say about that.  But now I have decided to quit my job, de-clutter my life and head off to Southeast Asia with nothing more than the bag on my back. Why now at the age of 29? Am I just bored with the same mundane Monday to Friday work? Maybe I’ve realized that…

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