Central Asia

This is a guest post from Phoebe Magdirila from Maiden Voyage Travel.

Hong Kong’s Kowloon is just one of those parts in Asia that oozes with an interesting culture; so much interesting that you can find so many things to see and do here. With that being said, it’s actually such a disappointing thought that a 2-3 days’ trip usually could not immerse you enough in this tiny island’s mesmerizing culture. But not to be distraught by that fact, if days are not enough, why not make nights in Hong Kong even more worthwhile?

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Teaching English is a popular method of earning money abroad in order to help fund your travels, as well as opening exciting opportunities to live and work abroad for extended periods of time and start a new unexpected career (trust me, lots do!).

I’ve fallen into teaching English a few times, mostly to help fund my travels, and although it’s not made me rich (I don’t think many people have got rich from teaching English come to think of it), it certainly did its job of extending my travels and keeping my abroad and fed.

Sneaky picture of one of my classes

** Note: I used to recommend Nomadic Matt’s book in this post but he has since removed it from sale and no longer supports it, so you will have to find an alternative now. I have removed links from this page to it for that reason too so if something doesn’t make sense that is why.****

To really get full details of how to do this, I recommend Nomadic Matt‘s book ‘How to Teach English Overseas’, not only does this cover the basics, but it has extensive details on some of the more popular destinations including insights from different and excellent people who’ve taught in each part of the world, including me, I helped contribute towards the teaching in Japan section, some more of my experiences can be found in this post. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


This is a guest post from Jonny Ward who runs a blog at onestep4ward.com

Bangladesh is a country that simply gets ignored on the backpacker trail across Asia and I have no idea why! India is hugely popular, Nepal too and SE Asia is overrun with tourists but Bangladesh – almost no one. Although I shouldn’t complain, it means we can have the place to ourselves! Bangladesh is a staunchly Muslim country and the Bangladeshi people are some of the friendliest people I have ever come across in all my travels. Because of the sheer lack of tourists, the locals are delighted that you have made the effort to visit their country – you’ll be inundated with offers of lunch, dinner, tea and a bed to sleep on at their family home. Day in, day out you’ll be shaking people’s hands and answering their bellowing ‘Hello Sir’ from across the street.

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Macau is the hottest vacation destination few people really know much about. Located in China across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong. Macau is the place people go when they really love to gamble. It’s a hotter gambling destination than Las Vegas. Macau offers all the exotic pleasures of Asia. Formerly controlled by the Portuguese, it became the first European territory in the Far East when power was ceeded to them in the 16th Century. It was the last place Europeans held under their control in the Far East until China took over its administration in 1999. Still Macau remains a playground for gamblers and other vacationers. China has agreed to let Macau remain essentially independent for another 50 years.


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Win a RTW Trip for 2

March 29, 2010 · 6 comments

Want  a round the world trip for 2 for free? Of course you do!

Simply submit a travel photo of yours on the lonely planet website here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/win/ and you could win.

That’s it, it’s pretty simple so I think everyone should enter, we’re all in with a fair chance of this one.

I entered one of my mid week photos for reference, not saying which one though ;-)

Good luck!