This is the Vietnam that I know

We are gathered around a table, sitting on low plastic stools; the table is heaving with plates of seafood, noodles and rice stacked on top of one another that are constantly being replenished. There is a hum of activity, the air frequently punctuated with joyful bouts of laughter from the adults and playful shrieks from the

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Curated by Cammi: Happy 1-year anniversary to me!

I am sitting on the verandah of the Phong Nha homestay, with a view of the rice fields and mountains looming under a cloud of haze in the near distance. This has been my home for the last two days. It has been exactly a year since the first post on Curated by Cammi went

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Skip the Strip: here’s why you should go to Downtown Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas is not complete without walking the Vegas Strip, seeing the fountain show at Bellagio, dancing with Lady Luck in the casinos, and maybe even partying all night long at a rooftop pool party—right? Everyone in the know knows the real fun to be had is actually in Downtown Las Vegas, or Vintage Vegas. Downtown Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas: my thoughts on the sin city

Las Vegas had never been high on my list of must-visit destinations simply because I felt like I had already been. The sin city has been so immortalised in films and pop culture that it’s easy to feel as though you already know the city intimately, even if you have never actually set foot inside this desert oasis.

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How to make the most of a weekend on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an idyllic island that has the virtue of being a mere 30-minute ferry ride off the mainland of Perth, Western Australia. Although Perth has no shortage of pristine coastline, Rottnest Island takes it up a notch and its clear aquamarine waters and sandy alcoves will make you feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a not-so-secluded paradise.

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30 travel experiences to have in your 30s

They say your 20s are the best years for travelling (check out my 20 cities to visit in your 20s list): backpacking through Europe, full moon parties on Thailand’s idyllic islands, hostel pub crawls with strangers-turned-BFFs—what’s not to love? However, your 30s can be an even better decade for travelling. Think about it: you have more cash

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The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

‘Please, with confidence.’ These words soon became the catchcry of our Peruvian tour guide, Leo, given how often it was uttered during our 7-day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. This unfamiliar, yet endearing, turn of phrase alluded to the difficulty and challenge of crossing the Salkantay pass, reaching an altitude of 4600 metres before descending into

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The Liebster Award

YOU GUYS, I WAS NOMINATED FOR A LIEBSTER AWARD! When I found out I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Ameeta of Aye Wanderful, I was seriously chuffed. Thanks for the nomination, Ameeta! (You should all go and check out her travel and lifestyle blog—and awesome profile pic—while you’re at it.) For those who are wondering

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The bucket list of things to do in Peru

Peru is a country where you will need more than a few weeks to immerse yourself in its incredibly vibrant culture and history. Here is the ultimate bucket list of things to do in Peru. 1. Visit a desert oasis The palm-fringed oasis of Huacachina nestled amongst the expansive sand dunes is a desert paradise, although you might

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12 things to do in Kampot

Kampot is a sleepy riverside town in Cambodia, and although only a 3-hour drive from Phnom Penh, it is worlds away from the frantic chaos of the bustling capital city. By no means a party seaside town (you’ll need to venture to Sihanoukville for that), Kampot, and nearby Kep, is a popular weekend escape for locals and

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A quick guide to Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH IN 3 WORDS Phnom Penh is chaotic, cosmopolitan, multifaceted MY TIME IN PHNOM PENH I didn’t expect to be so enamoured by Phnom Penh. I had been to Cambodia on one other occasion, a brief stopover in Siem Reap to visit the Angkor Temples, but I hadn’t bothered with the capital city. This time

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