The Chilean Earthquake - A First Hand Experience

South America has had its share of disasters this year. Everyone heard about the floods in Peru which closed Machu Picchu for three months, and only a few weeks later Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes since records began.

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Going Dutch

"We have to go cycling, it's very Dutch." It seemed like everything we did that day was "very Dutch". Luckily, that was what I wanted, given that we were in the Netherlands, hoping to experience as much Dutch culture as possible.

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The Village People of Northern Thailand

The Village people of Thailand, are they on your must-see list?  They were on mine, especially the long-neck tribes.  And that was lesson number one, there is more than the long-necks, there are many tribes and all have their own history and ethnic backgrounds.   Some are unrecognised by the Thai...

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Kampot and Kep, Sleepy Towns in the South of Cambodia

Kampot and Kep are sleepy towns in the south of Cambodia, a world away from Phnom Penh and well worth the trip down if only to savor the local delicacy of cracked crabs swimming in Kampot pepper, followed down with a cold Angkor beer!

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Getting Wet at the Songkran Festival!

This Thai New Year I was in Chiang Mai - home of the most famous ‘Songkran Festival’ to get a gist of this watery and rather unique celebration....Read about my wet week..

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Travelling in Search of Paradise?

Travellers in search of paradise will surely find it here in the Andaman Sea; and while you will not be alone, you can however can take a measure of comfort with a cold beer in a breathtaking environment....

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Visiting Siem Reap and the Angkor Temples, Cambodia

“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”..... I learnt that the hard way after trekking around Siem Reap and the Angkor Temples in the sweltering heat...

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What To Do And See In 3 Days In Singapore

I took the time to spend more than a few hours in Singapore's transit lounge and got out to see and experience the mainland of Singapore and was not at all disappointed! Here are a few travel tips...

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A Travellers Guide to Staying Sane in India P3

In this last post in the series on Staying Sane in India I'll discuss the subjects of ‘Getting Around’, ‘Dealing with Beggars’ and ‘Managing Sensory Overload’ against my personal experiences travelling around this unique country....

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A True Travellers Guide to Staying Sane in India P2

This is part two of a 3 part series on India. In this post I'm going to discuss 'dealing with overly interested men (for women)' and talk about the art of 'bargaining and minimizing the rip-off factor'...

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
    from Queenstown
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    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
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    from a small village in rural England
  4. 04. Jan Ross Jan Ross
    from
  5. 05. Caroline Coupe Caroline Coupe
    from Halifax, Canada

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