My Luxurious Stay at Phi Phi Hotel

My Luxurious Stay at Phi Phi Hotel

I had just arrived on Koh Phi Phi island, and I was exhausted. The very thought of trudging around the island with my oversized backpack in search of a hostel made me grouchy. As I tried to figure out which direction to start walking in, my oversized backpack and I stood in the middle of […]

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Taking on the Jungle: Part I

Taking on the Jungle: Part I

Chiang Mai was like a breath of fresh air for me – literally: Crisp, clean air filled my lungs as I stepped off the train and onto the platform, leaving me instantly revitalized. A picturesque little city bordered by a river that marked its perimeter, Chiang Mai was the perfect dose of small town life […]

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The Glitz of Bangkok’s Grand Palace

The Glitz of Bangkok’s Grand Palace

As we spilled out of the tightly packed market and onto the road after taking the River Boat, I couldn’t quite figure out where I was. According to my map, I was supposed to be at the foot of the Grand Palace, but all I could see was a long road running alongside some tall […]

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The best ways to get around in Southeast Asia

The best ways to get around in Southeast Asia

  Forget about airplanes! Flying is often more expensive, time consuming and essentially the dull alternative to getting around Southeast Asia. Stick to land transport – it’s a money and time saver, as well as an adventure at the very least! Here are the Best Ways to get Around Southeast Asia without Flying:  

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6 Amazing Free Things to Do in Singapore

6 Amazing Free Things to Do in Singapore [Guest Post by Author Jessica Norman] Singapore, Southeast Asia’s financial hub is more known as the Lion City. It is also a great haven for tourists that want to have a fine holiday. Visiting Singapore can a bit pricey compared to other Southeast Asian countries but you […]

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Why Bangkok Left Me Puzzled…

Why Bangkok Left Me Puzzled…

I’m always scrambling for words when people ask me to describe Bangkok. The capital cities of its neighbouring countries seem to pale in comparison to Bangkok’s vast and thriving metropolis. The sight of flashing lights, tuk tuks jostling with SUVS, and roadside kiosks at the foot of sky scrapers that rub shoulders with ancient temples […]

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Easily Avoidable Scams in Hanoi, Vietnam

Easily Avoidable Scams in Hanoi, Vietnam

It irks me when people let one bad experience form their opinion about a country. I find it rather puzzling when I hear people say things like, “I hate Vietnam because I had my wallet stolen there.” Although I’m sure having your wallet stolen would put a damper on your travels, I don’t think it […]

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Sleeping for $2 in Bangkok

Sleeping for $2 in Bangkok

It was my second time in Bangkok, and I had just arrived at 11pm, totally exhausted after the long haul from Koh Phi Phi Island. Flashing fluorescent city lights were blinding me, and the irritating combination of horns and nightclub base rang in my ear as I sat in the back of a squeaky tuk […]

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How to Travel like a Local

How to Travel like a Local

Bona fide travellers long to experience a destination like the locals. Taking a few tours and visiting main attractions just isn’t enough, and often leaves a huge void due to the absence of a true cultural experience. So how can one attain this “true cultural experience”? By volunteering! Working together with the locals grants a […]

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Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

I was so looking forward to taking a pleasant scenic train ride along the Vietnam countryside heading for Hoi An. I certainly didn’t expect a bullet train, but neither did I expect snail rail. When I purchased my train ticket from the agent, she provided detailed instructions on how to locate the correct platform and train. […]

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