Resorts around the lake - A guide to Lake Toba

Lake Toba Travel Guide – All About Lake Toba

The largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest in the world might sound pretty special. Even more ...
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Moty Hotel Pool - Things to do in Melaka

Where to stay in Malaysia – The Best Choices for Your Budget

Malaysia attracts not only young budget travellers looking for an adventure holiday but also those wishing to spend some time ...
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Baby Orangutan - Bukit Lawang - Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

Bukit Lawang – Home of the Orangutans in Sumatra

We were initially confused about planning out a trip to a country which is home to 17,000 plus islands. We ...
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Monkey beach michelle - things to do in penang

Malaysia Travel Expenses – What We Spent and How

Months three and four of our long-term travels were mostly spent in Malaysia, one of the easiest countries in Southeast ...
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The Canal - Where to stay in Malaysia - Things to do in Melaka

Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka (sometimes called Malacca) was our final destination in Malaysia, being also our gateway to Singapore, so we really hoped ...
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Hiking around Tioman - - Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island - Pulau Tioman

Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks on Tioman Island

Lying on the south-eastern part of Malaysia’s peninsula, tropical Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) is a long-time backpacker favourite with stretches ...
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Where to stay in Malaysia - the walkway from a beach to another at - Kapas island, Pulau Kapas

Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Kapas Island, aka. Pulau Kapas or Cotton Island, just off the coast of Marang in the Terengganu state, on the ...
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Houses of Georgetown - things to do in Penang

10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Back in June, on Nikki’s insistence, we spent 10 days or so in Georgetown, Penang in order to experience its ...
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Brother and Sister on a swing - street art in penang

Discovering the Street Art in Penang

When I had first visited Georgetown, Penang’s famous heritage city, almost a decade ago, I was rather disappointed with what ...
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Gardens By the Bay - attractions around marina bay

Tourist Attractions Around Marina Bay, Singapore

Singapore may be ‘tiny’ when compared to its neighbouring countries, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for ...
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Little india - 3 days in Singapore

How to spend 3 days in Singapore

Visiting Singapore was a small bone of contention between Michelle and I, as she couldn’t find a sufficiently attractive reason ...
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Noodle dish - Budget Restaurants in KL

Budget Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Although we really recommend the street food in Malaysia , which we normally ate on the go, there were times ...
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Tea Plantations in Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands on a Budget

Located in the higher midlands of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands presents the perfect weekend getaway opportunity if you’re looking to escape ...
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KL tower by night - Where to stay in Malaysia - Top attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Few countries spell out diversity as boldly as Malaysia does, a characteristic which is strongly reflected in its capital city ...
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Assam Laksa - Steet food in Malaysia

A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country with a very diverse, sometimes eclectic culture incorporating various aspects of Malay, Chinese and Hindu heritage ...
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porter horses at the Poon hill trek, Pokhara

Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

It’s already been a month since I spent a few days trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a relatively short ...
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Manila Cathedral as seen from Fort Santiago - A stop on the Day tour of Manila City

A Walkable Day Tour of Manila City

Frequently ignored as a travel destination in its own right, by tourists visiting the Philippines who are attracted to the ...
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The Scenic valley of Buscalan - meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Instagram is one of our favourite social media platforms, yet it takes a lot of work to plan ahead and ...
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Boudhanath Stupa - things to do in Kathmandu

Ten of the Best Things to Do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu! As I walked round the familiar streets of Thamel, I was taken back to my previous visit 10 years ...
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Legendary tattoo artist Whang-Od, Kalinga tribe of Busclaan

Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Buscalan, the village of fierce (former) head-hunters, is today famous for being home to Whang-Od, the 100-year old, world-renowned tattoo ...
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The Landscape at Buscalan

Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting to Buscalan from Bontoc and back. Since we found ...
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Nyatapola Temple at Bhaktapur Durbar Square

A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, admittedly armed with very little research and information (despite Michelle having passed on detailed notes ...
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Jeepney - Philippines travel expenses and costs

Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

After having spent the last 15 years of our lives living on a professional wage which we mostly spent on ...
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The hanging coffins in Sagada

Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Sagada was our next stop after having explored the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad.  People we met raved about ...
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A street stall - 'must try' street foods in the Philippines

15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Since we travelled around the Philippines on a budget, most of our meals consisted of street food and cheap (but ...
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the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad

The Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad

Just when we thought that the Philippines couldn’t get any prettier after having spent two weeks exploring deserted beaches and ...
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Mas-Aso falls view of children preparing a chicken for a bbq - the best and worst of Bohol

50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

The Philippines is by no means an easy country to travel in. It is sometimes complicated to get around, transport ...
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Cheeky Passports’ Chicken Adobo Recipe

Perhaps there is no dish that encompasses Filipino cuisine, culture and history in the same way that the Adobo does ...
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walking tour of Cebu City, the San Pedro fort

A Walking Tour of Cebu City, Philippines

If you are heading down to the central-south islands of the Philippines, it is very likely you will need to ...
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sunken ship in the port of Sibuyan

How to get to Sibuyan Island

Travelling from island to island in the Philippines tends to get complicated sometimes. Sibuyan, located in the province of Romblon, ...
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