Resorts around the lake - A guide to Lake Toba

The Best Things to do in Lake Toba – Lake Toba Travel Guide

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 Trekking – Orangutans in Sumatra

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

Malaysia Travel Budget and Expenses – What We Spent

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

What to do in Tioman Island – Beaches, Monkeys and Jungle treks

Lying on the south-eastern part of Malaysia’s peninsula, tropical Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) is a long-time backpacker favourite. If you're ...
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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, Malaysia (Pulau Kapas)

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

Penang is known for being the food capital of Malaysia, but there are several other things to do in Penang ...
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Brother and Sister on a swing - street art in penang

Street Art in Penang – Exploring Malaysia

The street art in Penang consisting of amusing wrought iron caricatures and tastefully painted murals have added much-needed depth, colour ...
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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, The Lion City

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

Places to visit in 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 Tourist Spots in Kuala Lumpur – Exploring Malaysia

Few countries spell out diversity as boldly as Malaysia does, a characteristic which is strongly reflected in the tourist spots ...
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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 and sometimes eclectic culture incorporating various aspects of Malay, Chinese and Hindu ...
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porter horses at the Poon hill trek, Pokhara

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal – Tips for Trekking

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 in Manila City – Exploring Manila

Manila can indeed be intimidating. It is a city which is hard to fall in love with at first sight ...
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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

The Best Places to Visit in Kathmandu

Kathmandu was the very first destination I traveled to in Asia. The temples, shrines, spices and street food were all ...
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Legendary tattoo artist Whang-Od, Kalinga tribe of Busclaan

Getting a Filipino Tribal Tattoo in Buscalan

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

How to go to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting from Bontoc to Buscalan and from Buscalan to Bontoc ...
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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

Sagada Tourist Spots – Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Sagada was our next stop after having explored the spectacular rice terraces of Banaue and Batad. People we met raved ...
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