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    While I may be well travelled compared to many I don’t consider I am well travelled overall compared to many others. The trouble is that I was a late starter at 38 years of age. So while Google tells me there are 197 countries on the planet I have only been to 22. So I

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    I first arrived in Kuala Lumpur (K.L.) as an apprehensive first-time Asian traveller 22 years ago. Dark, dirty and dangerous I was led to believe. 110% lies. Clean, Safest place and friendliest people on earth. After K.L., it was then onto the Cameron Highlands before Penang. I was immediately mesmerised by historic Georgetown the capital

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    Malaysia, along with Thailand, is where it all began for Baktrax…   Twenty-two years later it is still our favourite country in the world.  There are so many reasons you should visit Malaysia, but here are 12 for you:   1. Malaysia is probably the safest country in one of the worlds safest regions for

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    We have read many articles on the net recently as to what is the difference between a traveller and a tourist. I think i am qualified to be a traveller as I may be the only person on earth to have been to 74 of Thailand’s 77 provinces BUT… Never been to Phuket So i

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    Baktrax consider that most of our destinations are chilled out and laid back to some extent. Even a welcome drink in the Gecko bar in Bangkok is a relaxing start among the  nearby chaos .   Just two of the more famous places are Hoi An in vietnam and Luang Prabang in laos. it would be

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    There is really nowhere bad to visit in Thailand. So many choices and not enough time. Baktrax has most of the super best places covered already  but there are still lots more especially if you want to get even further off the tourist trails. There are 77 provinces in Thailand just to begin with. Everyone

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    Small Group Tours of Malaysia SEE ASIA IN A NUTSHELL | MALAY, INDIAN, CHINESE AND ETHNIC CULTURES Tour Malaysia with Baktrax and meet the warm and friendly people of this wonderful country and cherish the warm memories you will take away. You will be captivated by Malaysia’s gorgeous landscape, its varied races and religions, and

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    BAKTRAX IN CAMBODIA: Small Group Tours of Cambodia SEE AWE INSPIRING ANGKOR WAT, HORRORS OF THE KILLING FIELDS and S21 then CHILL AT SIHANOUKVILLE Cambodia has had a pretty bad run of luck for the last half-millennium or so. Ever since the fall of Angkor in 1431, the once mighty Khmer Empire has been plundered

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    Low Cost Small Group Tours of Laos. (Pronounced LAO). Lao PDR should stand for Lao – Please Don’t Rush Laos is among the very poorest countries in the world. Lao is the most laid back country in S.E. Asia. One of the trademarks of Lao is the diversity of its people and cultures. There are

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    Bangkok is the worlds second most visited city after Hong Kong. With good reason obviously. A fascinating place where the tourists attractions are amazing and where you can still experience life with the locals. After Bangkok most visitors go to only 5 of the other 76 provinces. These being Chonburi (Pattaya), Surathani, (Koh Samui, Koh

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    Tipping in others countries can be a problem for some visitors. In S.E. Asia it should be no problem at all. It is not expected anywhere as a general rule and it is most certainly not compulsory. In certain favorite places I will tip as I know the locals and they give me excellent food

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    REASONS TO TRAVEL IN LAOS & CAMBODIA: Many people see these two countries as dark and dangerous, especially Cambodia with it’s more recent history. Nothing could be further from the truth. Having been to both countries numerous times I can only say I feel much safer walking around, any time of day, than I do

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    REASONS TO TRAVEL IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: The main reason is aimed at those who think the world revolves around their own posterior. I also thought this until I travelled. I was never a racist or bigott like many of my fellow Australians but I had no idea of what else goes on in the world outside the

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    The following are my prognostications on food in S.E. Asia after twenty years of living and travelling in the region. It is in no particular order in any way shape or form. It is written from memory only and some of it closer to twenty years ago than today. So it is a hiddly piddly memoir

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    1: The first best day of my life had nothing to do with travel apart from a short train trip to the MCG and was to eventually pale into total insignifigence. Go back to September 1975. I got off the train at Windsor station to walk home thinking the world is perfect. North Melbourne had just

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