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Hit The Water At Some of Asias Top Dive Sites

What makes a great diving destination? Ask 100 people that question and you’d probably hear responses like crystal-clear waters, exotic ocean life and a sense that you’re witnessing scenes that have rarely been glimpsed by human eyes. If you’re looking for a location that ticks all those boxes for your next dive holiday, Asia is …

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The Hot Springs of Papallacta, Ecuador

Papallacta, Ecuador – a town synonymous for relaxation, hot springs and pampering. Even the backpacker, especially the backpacker, needs the occasional day of rejuvenation and where better to do that than high up in the Andes, where recent volcanic activity heats underground springs to high temperatures?   When in Rome… Nothing more than a few …

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Ballooning In Byron Bay – Sunrise Style

I’m an absolute sucker for a couple of things when I’m on the road, the first is waterfalls and the second is sunsets.  Waterfalls are pretty to look at and calming, much like sunsets actually, and they’re both fairly easy to photograph even for an amateur like me.  When I mention sunsets however people always …

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Flashpacking – Icy in Antarctica

Antarctica, the last great wilderness, has been the source of fascination for mariners, explorers, scientists and naturalists since it was first discovered. Ross, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen are just a few of those who dedicated their lives to exploring the continent, and when I got the chance to follow in their footsteps I jumped at …

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Culture Shock – A Females Worries and Perspective

For me, of all the millions of questions and thoughts running through my mind as the countdown reduces to my trip, I wonder how the countries culture will affect me and what I need to pack… When it comes to western culture, it’s a simple question of what the seasons will hold and packing accordingly. …

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