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    The Weirdest Things About Being Home After 16 Months of Travel

    I have now been back in my motherland – the UK – for almost 2 weeks and am quickly adjusting to life without my trusty yet haggard, old backpack.

    Throughout my 16 months of travel I settled and worked in Auckland, New Zealand for 7 months, ventured through South East Asia for 6 months and treated myself to a few pit stops in Fiji, Oz and America along the way. I lived on a very tight budget, wore the comfiest of clothes, ate at street stalls, stayed mostly in dorm rooms and sat on buses for hours on end every few days.

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    Postcards Home – Week 64

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    For the past 10 days I have been visiting my best friend, Fiona in The Big Apple. Since she moved to New York in January, I knew I HAD to fit in a trip to visit her and this iconic city.

    When I first set foot on Wall Street in Downtown New York (where Fiona lives), it was just as I’d imagined.

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    How To Visit The Grand Canyon From Las Vegas, America

    The Grand Canyon is an indescribable vast wonder, which spreads across the state of Arizona in America. Carved out by nearly two billion years of geological change caused by the Colorado River, this jaw-dropping sight to see is a must visit if you’re in nearby Vegas/anywhere in America.

    Due to its sheer size, planning a trip to the canyon can be quite a daunting task. Therefore, I’ve put together this little guide to help you plan your visit to this outstanding corner of the world.

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    Postcards Home – Week 63

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Our last week in America has been fan-bloomin-tastic.

    After San Diego we jumped back on the Greyhound bus to VEGAS BABYYYY!!

    Neither Lydia or myself were that fussed about what the City of Sin had to offer. Instead, we were visiting out of obligation (because, who goes to California and doesn’t make time for Vegas!?) and curiosity to see what the hype was all about.

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    9 Things To Know Before Travelling To Myanmar

    Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a country, which is rapidly becoming a very popular spot on many backpackers’ travel itineraries.

    Until recently, Myanmar has been isolated under a military dictatorship and therefore, has only in recent times been re-opened to the public. As a result, this country is a lot less touristy than its South East Asian counterparts and still retains its wonderful culture and charm, which is unfortunately, so quickly dissipating in other countries.

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