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Banaue Rice Terraces

Keen to escape Manila we caught a night bus to Banaue, famous for the rice terraces carved out of the hills 2000 years ago. Arriving at 6AM we headed to the tourist information office and arranged a guide. After a big breakfast we set off for a trek through the terraces and two isolated villages. …

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Manila

We arrived into the Philippines via Manila. Like most large cities in Asia the rich-poor divide is easy to see and in close proximity. People sleep on the side of the road streets away from huge designer malls. We enjoyed riding colourful Jeepneys, old Jeeps extended and converted to carry passengers around the city for…

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Kuala Lumpur (Gallery)

Coming from laid-back Malacca Kuala Lumpur was a bit of a shock. Busy streets filled the air with pollution and pavements everywhere were obstructed with construction work. The monorail snaked through the city making transport easier but everything still felt so far away from each other. The city covers nearly 250 square kilometres and houses…

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Malacca (Gallery)

After a sweaty few days trekking in Taman Negara we were so relieved to arrive in Malacca. We had just booked a flight to the Philippines and wanted to send a few days relaxing, shopping and enjoying the fantastic variety of Asian food we had been enjoying in Malaysia. The city was full of interesting…

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Taman Negara Jungle Trek (Gallery)

Taman Negara has a reputation as the worlds oldest tropical rainforest. Over 4000 square kilometres of jungle hide elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, monkeys and tapirs. On the way to the park we met some other travellers interested in trekking. The fees for hiring a guide were expensive, so we decided to hike together without one. We…

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Room with a View

Sunset drinks don’t need to be expensive. The next night we found another bar with a stunning view service ice cold beers for £1!

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