Travel Tips

Learn Spanish – content over method approach to language learning

April 4, 2011
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What is the most effective way to learn a language? There’s no single best approach – discovering the method and materials that suits you best is critical. Don’t be afraid to try things differently.

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Living in Seville, southern Spain – First Impressions

March 28, 2011
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I moved to Seville in the southern province of Andalusia in the south of Spain. My plan is to work and build an online business here while immersing myself in the Spanish culture and language. Seville is my home for the next 2~3 months.

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Overland travel is good for you

June 15, 2010
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Travelling by air is viewed as far more convenient than any other, and in many ways it is. But air travel more expensive than overland (train, bus and sea) travel and in many ways far less convenient. It’s worth considering all that you can gain, as well as save, by taking the slower option.

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Thai Tourist Visa run to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May 29, 2010
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The basic information for applying for a Thai Visa in the Thai Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Be sure to check out my travel map where the consulate/embassy is marked.

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West Bali Delights

May 29, 2010

Last week I wrote about my eastward Bali pilgrimage and just how much I loved it.  In a similar vein, I spent my final 2~3 days on the island travelling to and from, and staying in, West Bali and just as with the East, I highly recommend it as a place to visit if you […]

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East Bali and why you should go

May 18, 2010

A description of my experience travelling to East Bali, including Besakih, Tulamben, Amed, Candidasa, Amlapura, Tirta Gangga.

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Couch Surfing: an excellent way to connect with locals when travelling

May 5, 2010
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Couch Surfing it seems is a great way to travel the world and meet new people. In this article I basically tell you what it is, why you would want to get involved, how it works, and what it isn’t.

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The Bali experience – Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud

April 24, 2010

In this article I’ve only covered 3 of the first places you’ll probably have heard of in Bali, namely Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. I’ve also provided some general information/tips at the end regarding visas, transport, etc.

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The online traveller, part 1: 6 basic ways to stay safe online

April 23, 2010

Before I set out I gave a lot of thought about how I was going to move around and retain some sort of consistency with regards my computing environment. Anyone who has been to southeast Asia and experienced the amazing diversity of internet cafes will have first hand “same. same. but different” experience- Yes, it’s ‘Internet'; no, it’s not the same.

In this particular article I’ll deal with basic security, since most safety risks can be mitigated simply through awareness of the footprint we make when we sit down in front of a computer. I’ll follow this article up at a later date with further options for the extra security-conscious traveller.

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Indonesia tourist visa extension

April 22, 2010

A quick how-to and information you need to know when you travel to Indonesia and want to extend your 30 day Indonesian visa-on-arrival tourist visa in Bali

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