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Getting the opportunity to travel out of Singapore, I spontaneously agreed to fly to India without any prior knowledge on what to expect.For a total of 8 days in India, I started out from Amritsar and explored the Dharamsala...
While most would endeavour to backpack only in their 20s, Singaporean Merine Chung started her journey at 55 and caught the travel bug for the next four years — and she's not planning to stop.We can all agree that...
Written by: Xinen ChuaIt's been 21 months since I’ve tasted my favourite Hokkien Prawn Mee and Milo Dinosaur drink — That was the sacrifice I made in exchange for hitting the road with just a backpack to travel solo for...
We give ourselves two weeks to make a difference, and we expect ourselves to change someone's life. Walking through the sandy beaches of Sihanoukville, I was swarmed by tiny hands and big eyes with every step I took. They patted my thighs, pulled...
As our skins shrivel and sweat drips from our foreheads, the Indian and Pakistani soldiers have it worse with their thick, pressed uniforms and ostentatiously colourful headgear. From where we are sitting, soldiers march and display strength via their...
The joys of travelling on your own stretch beyond qualitative fluff like self-discovery, "focused experiences" and what have you. Here are nine real, practical benefits of solo travelling, through the lenses of an ENTJ.In the lead up to writing...
And we are currently down to our very last post on The Travel Intern life (before application for the new internship starts). Since this is going to sound cliche anyway, why not string all the common phrases together: 3 months...
The month-long internship — travelling 3 weeks non-stop covering 4 destinations — is over! Our two Travel Interns share their go-to steps to surviving The Travel Intern Life, with all limbs (and sanity) intact. 1. Setting expectationsRachel: It is first important to recognise...
Couchsurfing isn't just about free lodging from a willing community. It's opening your doors to welcome the most interesting travellers, some of whom might even offer you a job! Three Singaporeans share how couchsurfing changed their lives in the...
If you haven't heard, applications for the 2020 Travel Intern Programme are now open! But first, you might want to read this ;)Last year, I left my Parent-Approved Corporate Job™ to write for The...