Hello World!

Hello, I am Abbi, the traveller, writer and photographer behind Life in a Rucksack. A travel blog created in 2011, to bring you tales of my adventures, as I make my way around the World! 

 

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What makes a good hostel?

When I told people I was travelling for a little over 4 months, many of them said “isn’t that expensive? Hotels aren’t cheap!” Correct, hotels aren’t cheap. Well, in South East Asia, you can get one for as little as US $10 per night (my most recent was Hotel Xoai in Can Tho, Vietnam) or…

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6 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, with its alluring misty mountains, and laid back, yet chaotic charm, is located in the North of Thailand. It is a melting pot of cultures; expats appear to gravitate here, primarily to teach English. It took me a little while to ‘get into’ Chiang Mai. Up until my visit there, I had only…

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Three Days in Georgetown, Malaysia

  It wasn’t in ‘the plan’ to visit Georgetown in Malaysia, nor had it been ‘the plan’ to stay in Malaysia longer than a few weeks, but I ended up staying almost one month, as I loved it so much. I’ve soon realised that ‘the plan’ and my original route soon went out the window. The…

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