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12 Places to Eat & Drink like a Local in South East Asia!

Anyone who’s been to South East Asia comes back raving about the local food. From classics like the much loved Pad Thai to exotic Laskas and delicious Singapore style noodles, the cuisine in this part of the world takes some beating. But where can you get your hands, or chopsticks, on the best stuff? Where can you hang with the locals and enjoy a right old knees up? Check out a few of our favourite streets and markets and come dine on the very best local dishes!

1. Kuala Lumpur – Jalan Aloor Street

Street food Penang
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A Guide to Gold Coast Surf Culture

Discover the best breaks and learn to surf in paradise. Literally. We’re not joking. Surfer’s Paradise is a suburb within the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast has some of the most impressive waves and hosts many international surfing competitions. Here’s 10 facts to get you feeling pretty stoked about the Gold Coast:

Top 10 Surfy facts about the Gold Coast

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5 Lesser Known American Cities You Should Add To Your List!

So you’ve taken a bite out of the Big Apple, gone star spotting in Los Angeles, walked the Golden Gate in San Fran’ and partied with the elite in Miami. Hey, while you were at it you may have even got a taste of politics in Washington and experienced the windy city in Chicago.

When it comes to the USA, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been there and done that when you’ve visited some of its star cities. Whether you’re feeling as though you’ve seen all there is to see, or want to be the first to discover some of the USA’s lesser known gems, then you’ve come to the right place.

In Philadelphia, born and raised... | Image by Christian Carollo

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5 Things Not to Miss in Singapore!

Singapore screams indulgence, excess and a damn good time. There’s so much to do in this spectacular city that you may find your budget runs out long before your energy does.

A real melting pot of Asian influence from all corners of the continent which, among other things, means a huge and wildly varied array of foods to choose from! When you’re not stuffing yourself silly, get out and explore everything you can – even something as simple as a ride on the subway can provide you with a photo opportunity.


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Meet Matt: AKA the Luckiest Man in the World

Back in September we announced the winner of our #60dayadventure in Sydney and New South Wales. This lucky person would get flights to Sydney, accommodation for the whole stay, a campervan to explore with and the chance to report back and show the world the beauty of this part of Australia.

That winner was Matt Harrison and, as you might imagine, he’s a tad excited…

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