Asia

How I afford to travel long term

People are always asking me how I have been travelling for so long or travellers are shocked when I tell them how long I have been travelling. I will start with a bit of background about me. I was a qualified teacher in England before deciding to quit my job…
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Travelling on a budget: General tips about Transport

Most backpackers want to travel on a budget and make their money last as long as possible so they can do and see as much as they can. However, it is easy to spend more money than planned, go over budget and end up either cutting their trip short or…
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Colombo, Sri Lanka: Final destination before home

The train arrived at Hikkadura and there were no seats so I sat in the doorway, staring outside at the scenery. Two boys stood on the outside of the train, hanging on as the train moved. They were chewing some red paste and leaves, which I know they have in…
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Taipei, Taiwan part 2: Beitou hot springs and Taipei 101

When I arrived in the centre of Taipei, I hopped on the subway to my hostel. It was difficult to find but it was hard to find the entrance as the front had been closed off with no sign. Wandering around the building, I eventually found the reception area, where…
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Taichung, Taiwan:and The Sun, Moon Lake

Waking up early than others in my room, I had a shower and packed my bag. I walked to the main station and caught a train to Taichung. I had to wait an hour at the station as I just missed a train but that was no big deal. The…
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Taipei, Taiwan: temples, palaces and the city

Like most other flights, the time flew by with only 2 hours of being in the air. As soon as we landed, I easily went through immigration, where they added a stamp in my passport to my collection, then I collected my bag from the luggage conveyor belt. I headed…
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Seoul, South Korea: exploring the city

When we arrived in Seoul, I disembarked and found the metro station to take the subway to the station near my hostel. This was the easy part. Outside, it was dark. I had instructions on how to get to the hostel but it wasn’t clear or correct. I looked on…
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