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Top 10 Countries to visit in 2018

Travelling these days is a past time fraught with difficulties war, terrorist attacks and highly volatile financial situation makes you wonder, Why bother? But over the past few decades there has always been wars in Iraq, Central America, South America not to mention Russia imploding in the 90’s.

But in amongst the doom and gloom there …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 27 July 2017

27 July 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

USA

Miami to Belize City with United Airlines selected days Sep/Oct  US$347

UK/Europe

London Heathrow to Auckland with a stop in Beijing return with Air China some dates in Oct/Nov 540 GBP

Asia

Tokyo Narita to Montreal …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 13 Jul 2017

Travelodium Travel Magazine

13 July 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the website most days.

Best Flight Deals

USA

Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City via Shanghai with China Eastern now until end Nov US$540

UK/Europe

Berlin to Phuket return with Qatar Airways shoulder season 350 Euros

Asia

Kuala Lumpur to Hong …

Lake Cullulleraine
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Lake Cullulleraine great place for camping or caravan stop

If you are travelling from Adelaide to Sydney and are camping or caravanning and you don’t want to stop in Mildura, then a great option is Lake Cullulleraine.

Lake Cullulleraine is about 50km on the Renmark side of Mildura. It’s quite a small town but the caravan park is located right on Lake Cullulleraine and has …

The Old Moonta Railway Station
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Australia’s Little Cornwall – Moonta South Australia

Moonta on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is known as Australia’s Little Cornwall. This name was given due to the large quantity of Cornish miners that immigrated to Australia during the mid to late 19th century. This is known as the Cornish diaspora. Today you can see the results of this immigration in the Methodist church’s …

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Walking tour of London’s best bookshops

This is a walking tour you can try yourself if you’re interested in bookshops. You might need to divide the tour into a couple days if you’re like me and end up walking around for 2-3 hours in one shop.

However, a lot of the shops have certain specialisations so you can miss a few shops …

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Historic Pub Crawl in London

In this post I’m going to give you some details about how to do a fantastic pub crawl through London. You’ll need to do this London pub crawl in the day because some of the pubs in the city will close early.

Also you’ll need a Zone 1 tube pass as you’ll need to travel by …

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Save money sightseeing in Paris

Visiting Paris soon? One way that travellers can save money is by pre-purchasing a Paris Pass.

The Paris Pass is a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 60 sights and tourist attractions in Paris.

Customers simply pay the once off price for the Paris Pass of their choice (there are three durations to choose …

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Great way to save money in London

Visiting London soon? One way that travellers can save money is by pre-purchasing a London Pass.

The London Pass is a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 60 sights and tourist attractions in London.

You pay a one off cost for the pass and then you are able to visit as many of the included …

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Trying to deal with Vietnam rip-offs

Now that I’ve been here a few weeks started to try and get a few things done to make day to day life a little easier.

So my task for the day was to sort out local SIM and to try and get my mobile fixed – I smashed the screen 3 days before I left …

Entrance Orchid Garden Homestay
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Homestay in Hoi An – Orchid Garden Homestay

I spent yesterday afternoon as guests of a Hoi An Homestay – Orchid Garden Homestay.

Orchid Garden Homestay is located on Cua Dai Road halfway between Hoi An Old Town and Cua Dai Beach. The homestay is a collection of 11 bungalows so it probably better classed as a boutique hotel or self contained units than …

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Wet season in Hoi An – the weather breaks

After hearing how the past month how the monsoon hasn’t happened this year the weather has broken.

Last night the rain was so heavy it woke me up. It’s rained pretty much all day today as well.

Which is just great by me because I hear that my home town is suffering with 4 x 40C days …

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Tripeasel Discount for Travelodium Readers

Hey guys! If you’re going to be taking a vacation anytime in 2016, you can have it planned by a travel blogger like me! All you have to do is use my coupon code:CRONK50 and you can get a flat 50% off on Trip Planning Packages and and additional 10% off on any bookings you …

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Settling into life in Hoi An

After the mayhem of travelling getting on and off planes making sure you were in the right place at the right time with your passport in hand, the last few days has been a welcome change of pace.

Coupled with attempting to overcome my injuries incurred moving furniture a week ago I’m now a little more …

Tiong Bahru Market
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Discovering Tiong Bahru – Singapore

I’ve been to Singapore a number of times now and generally  stay in the same place each time and invariably end up at Newton Circus to eat or a couple other places that I know.

A couple of weeks ago I read an article about the Tiong Bahru Market and thought I’d give it a try.

So …

Buk Kut eh
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Eating Cheap in Singapore

This is a small guide to help the first time visitor to eating cheap in Singapore.

If you are a backpacker or travelling on a tight budget where you eat can make a huge difference to how much you spend as a traveller.

This is particularly true in Singapore. If you eat in the tourist areas or …

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Top 5 attractions of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

The tours to Armenia and the beautiful old region Nagorno- Karabakh are becoming popular day by day. This area amazes by its old and difficult history, colorful traditions, exotic national dishes and, of course, a huge number of attractions. In this article you’ll be able to have a closer touch with this amazing country and …

Rex Hotel Saigon
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The end of the line – Ho Chi Minh City

The final leg of the Reunification Railway and the terminus is Ho Chi Minh City. The journey started in spectacularly dodgy style. I get to Nha Trang railway station nice and early and I go over to the desk and the woman on the desk checks my ticket and says for me to wait in …

Nha Trang
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Dodging a Typoon – Nha Trang

The train trip south to Nha Trang was another overnight sleeper trip. This time it was our first encounter with Vietnam Rail First Class Sleeper Air-Con. It was pretty bad. Despite labor being so cheap in Vietnam they appear to not want to worry about leaving dirty sheets on beds and as one person leaves …

Hoi An
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Hoi An Vietnam – French Colonial Paradise

The trip to Hoi An (or actually Danang because the train doesn’t go to Hoi An) is the highlight of the train trip – the Reunification Express. It passes through an area where the mountains meet the sea. White crescent shaped beaches dot the coastline and the train cruises above the beach.

Well that’s what its …

Hue Palace Gates
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The City that lost its Glory – Hue

After leaving Hanoi we had our first experience of the Reunification Express. We were in the Livitrans carriages – the most expensive and the first impression we got – cockroaches and plenty of them! Anyway other than the cockroaches it was an uneventful and uncomfortable trip.

Arriving in Hue was a nice culture shock because the …

Sapa
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Trekking in Sapa

Our trip to Sapa began at Hanoi and our train trip to Lao Cai near the Chinese border. We decided to take the Sapaly Express the highest price option.

The train to Lao Cai has a number of different names but are the same train.The train was borderline comfortable, the trains in Vietnam are certainly not …

Hanoi
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Hanoi – Bustling, Loud and Loving it

After the first evening in Hanoi we were able to start exploring the area. We were staying in the Old Quarter which was a labyrinth of lanes with all types of vehicles using them from coaches to cyclos to pushbikes. The people seemed to have a system based on anarchy when they were driving but …

Hanoi
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The flight to Vietnam – Malaysia Airlines

As with most travelling, particularly when you travel by plane the “getting there” is not what you enjoy. Here is a rundown of the last couple days.

I left Adelaide on Saturday 17 March, it was an afternoon flight on Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur. I watched a couple movies – exciting stuff.

My overall impression of …

Mongolia
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Mongolia and the End of the Mongol Rally!

The ambulance hadn’t been fairing well over the last few weeks and a few problems had come up at the border. Lucky we had time: apparently only 6 cars would be allowed through each hour, and we were at least 3 hours back in line. The cold woke us all early that morning and through …

Tajikistan
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Mongolian Rally – Kyrgyzstan Pamir Highway Emergency

We woke up to the sound of kids washing our ambulance, thanks boys, and headed into the border. 8 Stops or so later and we were through into our next country. One of the soldiers asked the usual question “Do you have any guns?” and make guns with his fingers he made pew pew noises …

Kazhakstan
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Mongolian Rally – Kyrgyzstan to Russia

“If” is a funny word… If we hadn’t have stopped for lunch, If we had’ve stopped for a swim, If we hadn’t have seen the truck crash. If we didn’t stop for dinner the night before.

If, If, If. All things turned out well though and after our drama we met up with a couple of …

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Bukhara Turkmenistan and onto Uzbekistan

For sheer WTF value Turkmenistan is off the charts! The border should have been a warning for us. 5 hours through here for what was essentially a big show with no real substance. I changed some money into the local currency and the mono-browed angry, clenched woman behind the desk wouldn’t accept any of my …

Iran
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Mongolian Rally Iran

Next came the Iranian Border: and it was very easy. A Turkish gentleman who just likes to help and practices his language skills by getting travellers through the border made the ordeal through the Iranian border a breeze.

A cursory check of the vehicle by bored officials and then into the Persian side where I was …

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Mongolian Rally Turkey to Iraq

Hey there again!

I just wanted to mention a couple of things and maybe explain a few things a little better for you:

I’m not a lonely planet kind of guide. So you may find my blog a little short of detail sometimes. But I have to tell you that I’m trying to give you a snippet …

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Mongolian Rally from Goodwood to Czech Republic

The next morning we woke to a great day (it wasn’t sunny of course, in the UK if it’s not raining it’s a great day) and were approached by Cameron and Sean, a couple of guys from another team whose Ambulance broke down, to see if they could tag along. Sure! We managed to get …

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