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Things to do when you travel solo

51 things to do when you travel solo


When I travel alone, people often ask me: don’t you get lonely? To which I reply: absolutely not! Far from it. There are always people to chat to, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. Being an English speaker means that I get to speak to people from all over the world — travellers like myself — some…

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Scambodia: the Tonle Sap Lake scam - Travelling Homebody

Scambodia: the Tonle Sap Lake scam


Everything you need to know about the Tonle Sap Lake scam (and why I will never go back to Scambodia).  There are a few locations in Asia that have been on my bucket list for ages: Myanmar, Luang Prabang (in Laos), Chiang Mai (in Thailand) and Siem Reap/Angkor Wat (in Cambodia). I decided to remedy that this year. In May,…

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These are the things I liked and didn't like about using Airbnb.

3 things I liked about using Airbnb


Following on from my post a while back about what I didn’t like about using AirBnB, here’s what I did like about using the service. 1.  Filter according to budget One of the main things that is an AirBnB drawcard is price. Because listed accommodation is mostly privately owned, there aren’t the overheads associated with running a hotel e.g. staff and maintenance costs.…

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Find out why you should never travel without a properly stocked travel first aid kit.

Travelling without a first aid kit? Think again!


When I went to Bali in January of this year, I brought my travel first aid kit with me. It’s a kit I put together myself and contains items such as Hydralyte, Citravescent, Alka-Seltzer, Imodium, ibuprofen, paracetamol, Phenergan (10mg and 25mg), band aids, Compeeds, antiseptic cream and a broad spectrum antibiotic (I get a script from the GP and fill…

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Virgin Australia Airlines

I hate you, Virgin Airlines Australia!


My review of Virgin Airlines Australia I hate Virgin Airlines Australia almost as much as I hate Qantas and Tiger Airways. And despite popular opinion, being stuck in Bali because of volcanic ash is no fun. Add Virgin Airlines to the list of airlines that I will never fly internationally with again. After having my flight out of Bali cancelled…

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Flying Virgin Airlines Australia - Travelling Homebody Review

Flying with Virgin Airlines Australia


This is my review of flying with Virgin Airlines Australia. It was not the most pleasant flight, mainly because of the staff, but you get what you pay for. I’m a Singapore Airlines girl. Have been since I flew Qantas to China in 2011 and the fiasco wrapped in a debacle that that turned out to be. I vowed that I…

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