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Wondering what to give to a backpacker friend? Then this might solve your problem. Hammock Republic is founded by backpacker and popular travel blogger James Betia, and it sells what else: Hammocks. When Betia went on a 100-day journey around the Philippines and another hundred more around Southeast Asia, he mostly slept on a hammock, which later on turned out to be his small company’s maiden product; the “Duoyan”, a hammock that transforms into a travel neck pillow. Proven to be durable and created from recycled materials by a few artisan community mothers, you can’t find anything better than this to give to your traveler friend.

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Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go

Marky Ramone Go is a travel-junkie, writer and photographer based in the Philippines. Aside from contributing articles to various publications and websites, he narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, the culturally rich regions of South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences. After Asia, he is keen on exploring South America and eventually hoping to trace Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" trail in the United States to Mexico.