4 Ways You Can Find Peace in a Chaotic World

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The world can be a chaotic world. It is fast-paced, and you will be required to keep up with it. Otherwise, you will be left behind. And being left behind can be frustrating. In other scenarios, keeping up with a chaotic world can mean that you will have to lose your sanity — something that you obviously do not want to happen. Yes, the world can be chaotic. But who says that it is not possible to find peace? Peace is always possible, especially if you yearn for it. You will need to take or exert some effort to make …

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Three Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing the Right Student Accommodation

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Finding a home for your uni life can be difficult, especially if there are an overwhelming amount choices. Choosing the right place to stay in is important as it directly influences your performance at school. You ought to choose the one that suits your lifestyle and that allows you to meet new people. If you are looking for some ways to make your search much easier, you have come to the right place. Making a wise decision could be quite difficult if there is no help. Here are some of the things you need to do to streamline your search. …

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Hopping Techniques You Can Utilize

When buying hops to brew at home or in a small brewery, the quality of hops you acquire is key to the quality of your beer. Not only that you need to understand the different techniques that you should use to brew successfully. A majority of new brewers may not be aware of the different professional hop brewing techniques, while experienced brewers may be applying the wrong techniques. Different beer styles and beer flavors utilize different brewing styles and the best way to understand the method to use is to get knowledge of the different techniques and their applications. Below …

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How to Make Your Small Condo Look Bigger Than it Really Is

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Condo living in the Philippines is currently in demand due to its convenience and affordability. Besides, who wouldn’t want to live near the central business district while paying an affordable monthly rent, right? You don’t have to suffer from a long, dreaded commute and you’ll have more time to spend for yourself and for your family. Those two benefits alone spells “less to no stress at all.” Like with most people living in condos, however, their relatively smaller space is giving them the same old problem — they do not have enough space to make their unit work to their advantage. …

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Everything You Need to Know About That Can of Beer You’re Holding

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Whether it’s your drink of choice every night out or you find the taste too strong for your preference, no one can deny how beer is a staple in every bar, club, or restaurant almost anywhere in the world. Unlike other alcoholic drinks, beer dates to ancient civilizations, possibly as early as 10,000 BC. Today, it’s still one of the top choices of millions of adults and is currently the third most popular drink, after water and tea. When you’re cracking open a cold one, have you ever stopped to consider what it took to get a truckload of wheat …

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Hiking the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail

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While it should be one of the most popular hiking trails in Hong Kong, very few people seem to know about the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail – a 6-kilometer trail (but feels like 8 kilometers) running directly under the cable cars in Lantau Island Hong Kong leading to the Big Buddha.  The trail is called that because the commercial park you travel to before getting to the monastery and the Big Buddha is called Ngong Ping 360, and the trail was originally built to service the cable cars throughout the whole trail, breaking from the trail for only less …

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Japan on a Shoestring: Budget Tips

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It’s no secret to the backpacking community that Japan is an expensive destination. The purist budget traveler in me would stay away from it, but it’s hard to ignore the country’s rich culture, enigmatic cityscapes, and natural wonder. Despite its ridiculously high cost of living, I am still drawn and deeply attached to this country, which is why I keep coming back to it despite my lifestyle and limited resources. The main advantage to being a shoestring traveler for many years is that stretching a budget and getting more for less would require minimum effort. Japan is no exception to …

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Eco-touring West Malaysia: 5 Forest Reserves to Visit

Penang National Park

The vast majority of West Malaysia is a tranquil tropical rainforest, far removed from the frenzy and anxieties that beset city life. Picture a cozy cabin suspended by wooden stilts, intertwined into an understory of saplings, palms, and mangrove. Native groundcovers fringe the damp trail, inching to reclaim lost ground. A hanging bridge weaves through brackish water and a canopy of hardwood. Birdsong, the dawn chorus of siamangs (giant gibbons), an invisible waterfall nearby, inviting you to a dreamlike state of sensory bliss. This is Peninsular Malaysia – home to the Rafflesia, ancient kempas hardwood, and the elusive Malayan tiger. …

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Ultralight Packing Tips: Living On the Road with Less

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If you’ve seen the movie “Wild” (starring Reese Witherspoon), you’d remember the breathtaking scenes and whirlwind of emotions that led to the satisfying end. But you’ll also recall the absurdity of the main character’s backpack. It’s enormous for her size. And it is packed with so many unnecessary items which made her Appalachian thru-hike nearly impossible to endure. While she did manage to make it to the end of the trail, her packing mistake isn’t worth repeating. Treading the world lightly is a way of life here at My Travel Backpack. And what better way to leave a minimal environmental …

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