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I Love KL - City Gallery at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is a big modern Asian metropolis full of skyscrapers and shopping malls, growing over the years into a city that could rival Singapore. Still, beneath the city’s shiny modern exterior you will find a vibrant culture where multiple ethnicities merge to create a unique blend of cultural customs, characterized by the different food… Read More

48 Hours in Melbourne

48 Hours in Melbourne

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Melbourne is a city that I took way too long to go and visit. I’m Australian born and bred and have lived here all of my life, but in my 32 years I had never gone to Australia’s second largest (and some would argue, most popular) city. This year, I finally changed that, and I… Read More

Patuxai in Vientiane, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Vientiane, Laos

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Vientiane is a capital city that doesn’t really feel like a capital city, especially when you compare it to the metropolises of Laos’ neighbouring countries. Compared to cities like Bangkok, Hanoi or Phnom Penh, Vientiane is a sleepy little city, located right on the Mekong River. It is a city that is now forever changing… Read More

Boating building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

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Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) is situated right in the south of Laos, in the stretch of Mekong River that borders Cambodia. Here, the Mekong River splits into a maze of different channels covering a width of around 4 km, creating thousands of small islands (around 4000 in the dry season). Si Phan Don is… Read More

Locals fishing on the Mekong River at sunset in Kratie, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kratie, Cambodia

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Kratie is a small, laid back town on the Mekong River in Northeastern Cambodia, and makes a great spot to break up the journey between Phnom Penh and Laos. Old French Colonial buildings surround the town’s central market, and the picturesque Mekong River provides a perfect scene at sunset. Many people come here primarily to… Read More

Boat on the Mekong River in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kampong Cham, Cambodia

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Kampong Cham is a sleepy little city on the Mekong River, located in Northeastern Cambodia. The city is basically the gateway to this lesser travelled area of the country, and many people just use it as more of a transport hub to go through to Kratie or the more remote Ratanakiri Province, however, Kampong Cham… Read More

Street in Kampot, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Kampot, Cambodia

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Kampot is a sleepy little riverside town in Southern Cambodia, located a couple of kilometres from the coast. Here you will find quiet streets lined with old French shop fronts, friendly locals and a very chilled out vibe. Kampot hasn’t got a lot to offer in the form of tourist attractions, but its charm and… Read More

View of Saigon's skyline at night in Saigon, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, which is still more commonly known as its former name, Saigon, is the ultimate Southeast Asian metropolis. It is a city that is truly alive, with its crazy traffic filled streets surrounded by busy street side food stalls, markets, restaurants and modern skyscrapers. This is the sort of place where just… Read More

Moonlight Pavillion in the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot and steamy, bustling city that is full of life. Walking down its busy streets full of motorbikes and tuk tuks, you’ll come across friendly people, tasty… Read More

Main Beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premier beach destination. Generally, I’m not all that interested in places like this, but after a couple of weeks of active travel in the country, I was glad to get some relaxing beach time. I was also surprised to find that there is more to Nha Trang than just lazing on… Read More

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