A collection of articles on miscellaneous travel topics.

 

Southeast Asia is a fantastic part of the world to travel through.


Nevertheless, there are many pitfalls in this region that await the unwary first-time traveller. 


We're talking here specifically about travel scams.


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In Southeast Asia, as fantastic a region as it is for travelling in, you cannot always take for granted that a room will be problem-free, especially if you normally find yourself staying in low-budget accommodation.


There are numerous ways that a room can disappoint, horrify or outright fail to meet your needs. 


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If you’re travelling around Southeast Asia, the numerous land border crossings that are found throughout the region are often a great way to avoid expensive airfares when transitioning into neighbouring countries.


Indeed, they can even make for an interesting travel experience in their own right.


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Hitchhiking can be an interesting and fun way to get around the quiet backroads of the countryside, or between major towns and cities.


The wonderful thing about hitchhiking is that....


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Where is your ticket out of Indonesia?” the solemn faced immigration official questioned us, as we stood side-by-side at the immigration desk in Medan’s Kualanamu International Airport in Sumatra, Indonesia.


“It’s here” we replied, handing over the printed ticket confirmation e-mail, detailing the booking of an Air Asia flight that was.....


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