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August 20, 2013 11:30 am    |    by Jonny Blair

In Antarctica Deception Island is just an incredible place to see. To get there we had to veer our boat through the narrow passage known as Neptune’s Bellows. We gathered on deck and looked out in awe as this marvellous island came into view. Indeed the magic of Deception Island in Antarctica was just beginning.

August 19, 2013 9:45 am    |    by Jonny Blair

This post has been a while in coming believe me and I’m about to reveal the cheapest way for a traveller or a backpacker to get to Antarctica without working on a ship or working in Antarctica. This is how to book a cheap trip to Antarctica as a traveller and backpacker. You can do it, and you SHOULD do it. Antarctica is the best place I have been so far. []

August 17, 2013 9:13 am    |    by Jonny Blair
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Train travel in China is always exciting, I just love it. But Chinese high speed train is even more scintillating! With an influx of new routes, super clean, super fast trains, the age of smoky, shaking Chinese carriages are fading out. In the last year I have taken a few trips on the high speed rail in China. And even splashed out on “First Class” just to sample it! That’s a “backpacker” travelling First Class (and guess what even the First Class was cheap enough!).