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6 Practical Tips For Hostel Cooking

As budget travellers, I like to think that we can stretch our hard-earned dollars as far as possible to make our trips last longer. If any luxuries can be cut from our costs, they’ll be unceremoniously disposed of and left for the not-so-frugal people to enjoy. Cooking our own meals is the number one way we cut costs. Why spend …

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Hostel Food Theft and the Problems of a Communal Fridge

It was nearing 1pm and I couldn’t ignore the grumbling emptiness in my stomach anymore. It was time to stop working on the travel writing for a while and have some lunch, so I closed my laptop and headed to the kitchen of our hostel in Buenos Aires. The florescent lights flickered as I pulled open the fridge door and …

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Three Essential Things to Know On Your First Visit to Japan

Japan is a fascinating and exciting destination, but it is sometimes a place that people shy away from – it is quite different from most other countries, the language, the alphabet, the food, the customers, the people. I remember when I first landed in Tokyo and I was trying to find the hotel that I’d booked in the busy, nightlife …

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How to Bicycle Your Way Around Mendoza’s Delightful Wineries

Whether you are a snooty sniffing and sipping wine connoisseur or just someone who loves to wash down a good steak with something tasty, grapey and alcoholic, you will love the Argentinian wine paradise that is Mendoza. This city is world-renowned for being the centre of the wine industry in Argentina – accounting for nearly two thirds of the entire …

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Getting a Taste of Chile in Valparaiso

When I think back on our visit to Valparaiso, Chile I won’t just remember the sights and sounds that I encountered there – such as the brightly coloured murals splashed on every building, the music in the streets or the old-fashioned funiculars as they slowly clatter up the steep hills overlooking the ocean. I will also remember the tastes. Biting …

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Malaysian Cuisine – The Food I Fell in Love With

It has been over a year since Lee and I spent three and a half months travelling through Malaysia – and I am still having cravings for some of the flavourful food that I ate there. Whenever anyone asks me which countries I have visited have the best food, Malaysian cuisine always comes up at the top of the list. …

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Fish For People Who Don’t Like Fish

After writing my “I Don’t Like Fish” post the website has been getting a lot of traffic from people like myself who don’t like fish. Whilst I am happy for them to visit my site I’m rather bemused to see the search term they are googling. “Fish For People Who Don’t Like Fish”

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I Don’t Like Fish & The Grief That Causes People

I don't like fish

I don’t like fish, anybody who knows me well will know this. It’s not for ethical reasons, I’m no vegetarian. I’d eat Lamb everyday if it wasn’t so expensive! It’s the taste, seafood is just repulsive to me. I have found that people who really like fish, REALLY like fish. When I explain this to them they sometimes appear to …

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World’s Coolest Cities: Paris

Did you know that Canadians are free to work in France for 3 months?

Fresh brie melting on a fluffy croissant, black berets and striped shirts, cigarettes and haunting accordion music, we all have an image of this iconic city that has been shaped by art, film, and pop culture. Described in brush-strokes and words countless times, Paris is a million different things to a million different people. But what is the real Paris?

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Travel Tip: Always Say Yes To A Burger Doofer

Burger Fuel is a New Zealand based fast food chain with a difference. On the surface it looks like your average burger joint, with a retro space theme, but look closer and you will notice vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, biodegradable packaging, and a very forward thinking attitude.

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