Author - Ollie

A 30 year old backpacker from Ireland and one half of "BackpackingCraic". Decided that the 9 to 5 wasn't making me feel warm and fuzzy inside...So I quit, bought a backpack and convinced my girlfriend to hit the road...She took it literally and hurt her knuckles.

Passionate about travel, hot curries and a good pair of socks.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods – An Immigrants Guide

Moving to a new city can be daunting. Making new friends, searching for a job, coming to terms with new systems and new customs. We have been there. When we finally made the plunge to leave Ireland and move to Vancouver it was exciting and daunting all at the same time. A huge part of moving anywhere is to find a community that you feel a part of and one that you...

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Where To Do Your PADI Scuba Diving Course In Bali

They say that over two thirds of the world is covered in water. This means that over two thirds of the world goes undiscovered by most people. Scuba diving courses can be very expensive, particularly in Europe, and this puts some people off. Luckily, if you are planning a trip to Asia then this isn’t the case. After deciding that we wanted to do a PADI open...

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Halong Bay In Vietnam – Travel Guide

Halong Bay in Vietnam is a place that you really need to see at least once in your life time. The bay is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is on almost every backpackers list. The bay has become famous for its limestone columns (approximately 1600 of them!) that jut from the ocean. Getting To Halong Bay Getting to Halong Bay from Hanoi (the capital city)...

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Kuang Si Waterfall: All You Need To Know

Kuang Si Waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos has always been top of any backpackers list when visiting the country. Get all the information that you need about how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect.