20 Fun facts you didn’t know about the Philippines

As tourists, we often visit a country’s most instagramable sights and attractions without actually learning much about the local culture and engaging with its people. I’m currently in my fifth month of living in the Philippines and throughout my time in Manila, I’ve noticed many quirks and differences compared to what life is like back […]

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Singapore as a Crazy White Caucasian

I had planned my trip to Singapore long before the incredibly popular film Crazy Rich Asians was released around the world (hooray for Hollywood on an all Asian cast!). I arranged to visit an old friend who lives there and somehow convinced myself that watching it would be vital travel research. The romantic comedy has […]

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5 Brilliantly Bizarre things about Istanbul

You can’t turn a corner in Istanbul without history bursting off its buildings. Because of this it’s also almost impossible not to fall head over heels for this charming city where worlds once collided. From the Greeks, Latin crusaders, and Christians to the Ottomans, Istanbul survived siege after siege, victories which are reflected in its […]

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Is Manila the most Instabramable city in SE Asia?

Stood facing a sky-high building a plethora of colours stare back at you so brightly they could be a mirage. Arms stretched high like a bird showcasing its wings, your head clocks to one side as your hip pops into pose at the sound of the camera shutter. You already have the perfect musical lyric […]

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Philippines: Meet Manila

If you’ve ever discussed visiting Manila, the Philippine’s bustling capital and the biggest city in South East Asia, then chances are you were told to leave as soon as you landed. Its infamous traffic jams and crazy crowds have branded the metropolis as merely a layover on the way to one of 7,000 islands thought […]

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Why Cambodia is my favourite country

Cambodia. Many call it, “a country of scars” due to its turmoil history and its notorious tourists’ scams and health risks, such as malaria. Because of its reputation as a third world country, people are often surprised when I declare it as one of my favourites to visit. But with its friendly people, untouched beaches […]

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Before you go to Cambodia…

Home to the eighth wonder of the world, a turbulent Khmer history and beautiful countryside, Cambodia boasts more than just a heck of a lot of rice. This third world country has a lot to offer and subsequently is my favourite country that I have visited thus far. I went in the summer of 2012 with my […]

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