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March, 2010


Playing with Brand Bhutan

Fregmonto is heading off to study in Bhutan — the last hope for Western tourists searching for an authentic Buddhist cultural experience now that Tibet has been thoughtfully modernised by its caring older brother China.

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Slide Night: Scanning the Somalian streets

John R shares snippets of life in Somalia, from the bashed up streets full of armoured vehicles, to the graffiti created by the American military.

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“Yep, it sucks”: the failure of the guestbook

Do guestbooks actually have a point? It seems that South East Asia is obsessed with them, despite there being little logic or wisdom in the inane writings of others, writes Kevin O’Faircheallaigh.

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Slide Night: A tale of two Romes

Rome, the city where tourists live peacefully — minus their cameras — with a huge homeless population. It might not always be pretty, but it’s interesting, writes Tristan.

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The apocalyptic language of travel advisory warnings

Travel advisory warnings always send me into a spin, writes Kevin O’Faircheallaigh. Two hundred words describing the many ways I can die in this country, followed by two useless ones on how to avoid it: “Stay alert”. That’s it?!

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A Bali without bogans, touts or yoga

Ashlee Betteridge reports from Bali on its day of silence to mark the beginning of the Hindi Saka New Year. Yes, commercialism does take a back seat in Bali, at least once a year.

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Slide Night: The secrets of the Swiss

Switzerland: it’s an odd country of neutrality mixed with camo dressed teenagers and nude hiking but fanatical privacy, says Crikey reader Tristan.

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The Insider: Slumming it not always a bad thing

The latest travel issue for people to growl about is slum tourism: tourists heading into slums in Mumbai, a la Slumdog Millionaire. But, says Intrepid CEO Darrell Wade, people need to be educated on world poverty. Just don’t be a jerk.

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Slide Night: The madness of Marrakesh’s market

Welcome to Slide Night at Back in a Bit. Sit back, relax and get ready to travel far away from your desk and your sore computer eyes as we share our favourite travel snaps and the quirky stories behind them.

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The reclusive tiger elephants of Ayutthaya

One of the trickier ethical dilemmas of traveling through Asia comes in the form of the treatment of animals. So how does one deal with the elusive ‘tiger elephant’? asks Kevin O’Faircheallaigh.

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Womens Agenda

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