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 Welcome to the world of backpacking 

Backpacking is a thrilling way to see the world as an independent traveller.

Travelling light with all your possessions in your backpack gives you a complete sense of freedom and the ability to immerse yourself in foreign cultures.

Find out more about the excitement, independence and adventure of backpacking at

Click on the links to take you to different parts of the world or click on links for useful health or travel information.

There is also a brilliant new site with provides you with the best news in English from every part of the world - www.wideworldnews.co.uk

... it doesn't matter where you're from, only where you're going ...




The brilliant new backpacking adventure 'Playing with Fire' is an exciting and amusing account of travels in one of the most evocative and thrilling of countries in south-east Asia.  Anyone who has travelled in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines or Indonesia will love this true account of the joys and challenges of backpacking.

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