A guide to eating in Indonesia

Indonesia is a destination where eating is extremely affordable. In fact, if you’re spending more than £3 on dinner then you’re probably doing it wrong. Touristic spots such as Bali and the Gili Islands now offer world cuisine but for those after a real taste of the culture, the local food’s where it’s at.

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Cambodia: temples, tours and travel tips

Cambodia is integral to the backpacker trail and plenty of travellers visit as part of bigger trips that include Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.  Whether you do the same or simply visit Cambodia as a holiday, its charm lies with friendly locals, world-class temples, and a warm and colourful culture.

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Top Thai dishes you’ve got to try (plus birthdays, puppies and tequila)


I celebrated my 26th birthday in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and as one of the day’s activities my friend and I headed to a Thai cookery class.

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10 things to do in Laos that aren’t tubing

‘Laos’ and ‘tubing’ are almost synonymous with each other. I’m not saying skip floating down the river with a beer in Vang Vieng, but for those looking to explore Laos further, there are plenty of options…

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The ultimate Vietnam travel guide

It’s not surprising Vietnam is such a popular place to travel. It’s one of the cheapest places in South east Asia, it’s easily accessible for backpackers, the food is incredible and the people accommodating. Not to mention the sheer volume of things to see and do!

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Kuldhara: the Indian village abandoned overnight

In the dry and dusty town of Jaisalmer, everything is pleasantly golden. The majestic fort is awash with sandstone and the endless plains roll away into the sunset, which incidentally bathes the city in a mellow light – it’s no wonder the north Indian town is deemed ‘the Golden City’.

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