FregmontoMar 30, 20102 Comments
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.
CrikeyMar 29, 2010
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.
Kevin O’FaircheallaighMar 25, 2010
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.
CrikeyMar 22, 20101 Comment
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.
Kevin O’FaircheallaighMar 19, 20101 Comment
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?!
CrikeyMar 18, 20102 Comments
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.
CrikeyMar 17, 20101 Comment
Switzerland: it's an odd country of neutrality mixed with camo dressed teenagers and nude hiking but fanatical privacy, says Crikey reader Tristan.
CrikeyMar 15, 2010
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.
Amber JamiesonMar 12, 20101 Comment
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.