My favourite dish to make when I’m away from home – Nicole’s vege-tomato pot of heaven

I’ve made this countless times, often swapping out vegetables for whatever I can find at the local markets. Other times, I’ve skipped out on some spices, using whatever I can in the kitchen of whatever hostel. The one thing I never skip out on is fresh ginger.

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How to work and live nomadically as a Malaysian passport holder

A guide to all the right paperwork for Malaysian digital nomads so you don’t get stuck at the next immigration desk.

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An honest travel guide to Barcelona

I spent Christmas week of 2016 in Barcelona and it was a Christmas like no other. I was surrounded by other travellers and backpackers from different continents who were just as curious about the world as I was.

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Travel tip #10: Remember to look back and be grateful for how far you’ve come

St Patrick’s Day was spent cooped up in a French cafe in Galway working hard. Despite the rain and watching passers-by battle the wet wind, I wanted to join in on the parade, the fun and the costumes. I couldn’t have been happier when I striked off the last thing on my to-do list, dumped…

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Travel tip #9: Don’t forget a little bit of Hygge while on the road

A Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” – Anna Altman, The New Yorker I learned about the word when I first travelled to Copenhagen two years ago. Our guide said it embodied the idea of cosiness, that feeling you get when it’s…

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Travel tip #8: Buy a local travel pass

Many cities have travel passes catered for tourists who want to see as many things as they can within 2 to 3 days. If that’s you, get those because you’re probably going to get a bang for your buck, plus discounted entry to some sights and attractions. But if you’re like me and prefer to…

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