Featured Stories of the Week

On the (pocket knife's) edge in Perhentian Islands

I was travelling through Malaysia and heard through fellow travelers that the Perhentian Islands were worth a visit. I took a bus to Kuala Besut and then a boat out to the islands. ...

Belinda Simmons
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All Tied Up in Brazil

Confused and drunk Australian tourist: - "Where am I? What's going on?"

Attentive Brazilian doctor: ...

Luke Simmons
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Dancing Fish

The restaurant chosen by our hosts, three rounded Japanese business distributors, has a classic Tatami room, fabulously expensive and noted for its strict adherence to traditional custom and ritual....

Lindy Schneider
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.