9 Tips on how to eat Asian street food And NOT get sick

Spewing on your poop is not an ideal travel experience. Asian street food has a reputation for making foreigners sick. After 14 months of travel in Asia and only a couple of instances of mild diarrhoea, we’ve maintained a pretty solid system (pun) for avoiding getting sick from eating street food. We’d like to share…

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16 Asian Taxi scams (and how to beat them)

Kolkata Ambassador Taxi Yellow

Taxi drivers all over Asia know how to extort foreigners, and locals. We’ve encountered our fair share of Asian taxi scams but North Indian taxi drivers are by far the most sneaky. Even the most experienced traveller can easily fall prey to some of the lesser used tricks. Not all of these are hardcore scams…

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5 Essential Travel Apps that Will Save You Money and Make Travel Easier

These are our 5 Essential Travel Apps which we use on a daily basis and have helped us save money. When you’ve been travelling for 10 months straight with no intention of stopping any time soon, budget is everything! It’s no secret that we live in a smart phone crazy world. Everyone lusts after the latest…

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How to use Squat Toilets: 10 tips on technique and what to expect

How to use Squat Toilets

Going to Asia for the very first time can be a daunting experience. But it’s going in Asia that is the subject of today’s article. Welcome to the land of Squat toilets. Everyone needs to “go” at some point during the day. In Asia you may even find that the change in cuisine can make this…

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How to live abroad cheap & comfortable for less than $7 per day

Does $7 per day sound impossible? If you are reading this you are curious as to how to do it. The good news is, it is possible. The bad news is, comfort is a relative concept. As a couple pushing 30 (pushing it really hard!) you arrive at a point where sleeping on cold hard…

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How To Get Padi Open Water Scuba Diver Certified on a Budget

How to learn to scuba dive on a budget

Diving is not a budget activity. However, it is a lot of fun, so as a budget traveller, is there a way to get certified safely and cheaply? The answer, of course, is that it all depends on your definition of cheap! We like to find a balance between the best quality experience and the…

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9 Reasons Couchsurfing is Better Than a Hostel

9 reasons couch surfing is better than a hostel

When we decided to go travelling around Asia for 18 months or more we knew from the very beginning that Couchsurfing would be an important part of our trip! It’s a great way to meet locals and get a behind the scene look at a city that you won’t find in your Lonely Planet book.…

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Ultimate Packing list for long term travel (Backpacking)

the ultimate packing list

You’re going backpacking for months, how do you decide what to leave and what to take? Long term travel is all about packing light but making sure you have all the essentials to make travel as easy as possible. This packing guide is focused for couples travel but the information is pretty universal for solo…

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90 Easy Ways to Spend less and Save MORE Money to Travel

In 9 months we saved enough money to travel, on a budget, for at least the next 2 years! We didn’t have a 6 figure income, we didn’t have lots of assets to sell, but what we did have was motivation, willingness to make changes in how we live and a little bit of creativity. The…

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