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Beijing is not only the ideal first stop on a backpacking trip to Asia; it also provides a great starting point for getting to know China. In Beijing, you will find many of China's most famous attractions, so join an adventure tour to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the highlights, including The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City.
Kick it up a notch, with a visit to Shanghai! In this ultra-modern city everything and everybody is moving fast. Get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the city and join a city tour that allows you to discover the fast disappearing Shikumen (the town's traditional residential areas) in Puxi and make sure you make a stop in the Yu Yuan Garden.
Bangkok is a city that offers everything a backpacker could wish for: fascinating culture, unique cuisine, pulsating nightlife and excellent shopping. Next up: Experience Thailand's jungle and beaches or explore Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam before moving on.
When in Rome, do like the romans, and in India, that means hopping on a bike and pedaling away. Join a bike tour to avoid getting lost or dash of on a daytrip to Taj Mahal. If you wish to stay in Delhi for a longer period, volunteering is a great option.
Mumbai is a city of contrasts; the modern parts of the city are cosmopolitan and vibrant, while the slums are engulfed in poverty. Go on a slum tour to get off the beaten track and gain insight into the daily struggles of life in the slum. Next up, make a detour to visit the beaches of Goa or the mountains of Kathmandu, Nepal.
You can't go to South-Africa without going on a safari and if you want get even closer to the animals, volunteering for an animal charity is a good option. A hike up the extraordinary Table Mountain is a must, and the view from the top is well worth the effort. For more adventures, try kitesurfing, bungee jumping, surfing or a shark dive - if you dear.
Kenya is a popular backpacking destination in Africa. It's cheap and easy to travel around, the people are friendly and there is a range of exciting activities on offer. Whether you prefer hanging out on the beach, dancing with the Masai on the savannah, going on a safari or heading off to a spice plantation. Whatever you like - Hakuna Matata!
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