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Travel tips I have picked up along the way

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Brasov’s wavering beauty

Many travelers have that favourite place in the world that they’ll always try to weave into long trips. Places that, if they’re anywhere in the vicinity or even continent, they must pass through. It might be a favourite food, landmark, Read More

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Listen to Strangers… and don’t lose your good travel habits

It’s absolutely incredible how many times a stranger’s kind recommendations benefit one’s travels, but it’s happened time and time again. There I was, relocating from Leh to Manali on a 14 hour overnight, overcramped van, eager to to arrive. I Read More

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The Ghost Scam that got me to Leh

As always, a chance encounter threw my travel plans for a spin, and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. There I was, minding my own business on the busy streets of Delhi, walking around looking for a SIM Read More

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Post Asia Reflections

I left Vancouver December 26th, to embark on a journey that I had dreamt about the entire year leading up to it. I had quit my job, moved all my stuff back home, spent the holidays with my family, and boarded Read More

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Travel vs Vacation

From the outside, travel and vacation sound the same, look the same, but they’re not the same. It was clear that many of the people who heard about my trip didn’t understand that it wasn’t just going to be lying on beaches Read More

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Travel Struggles To Siem Reap

After a heck of an adventure, which involved Thailand (twice), Vietnam (from south to north and then some), and Laos (where I fulfilled my childhood dream of living in a treehouse in the jungle), I’m finally jetsetting to Cambodia. Now Read More

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Careful Privileges of Tourism in a Second World Country

Throughout this trip, I have met many fellow backpackers that, like me, are on an extended trip through South East Asia. I left almost 3 months ago and still do not have a return ticket. There are few other places Read More

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South East Asia is not a Western Country

For all you obsessives out there, yes, I know South East Asia is not a country. It just sounds better than saying “The Countries in South East Asia are not Western Countries”. If this title upsets you so much that you Read More

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Ongoing Vietnam Hostels

As you may have noticed, I’m doing a little motorbike trip throughout Vietnam. I started in Ho Chi Minh City and headed south through the Mekong Delta, all the way down to Hà Tiên on the border with Cambodia. I then Read More

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The Heisenberg Travel Uncertainty Principle

There are places in the world that people have visited since the dawn of time but never settled. These are places like a dense forest, an arid and rocky mountain, a stadium, or a concert hall. The amount of people Read More

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Same Shirt, Different Day

Ah the joys of traveling sure do lead you to some interesting habits. The mix of poor facilities such as laundry, the limits imposed by the fluctuating yet minimal contents of your backpack, and the unattainability of certain products that are otherwise considered Read More

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Buying a Motorbike in Vietnam

Motorbikes are as synonymous to Vietnam life as pho is to Vietnamese cuisine and every traveler knows it. A motorbike trip, usually from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north, or vice versa, has pretty Read More

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Learning from our Viet Homestays

I was sitting down on the porch of the shaggy looking home of the homestays that took me in for the night during my 2 day tour of the Mekong Delta and was blown away by the environment I was in. Read More

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Don’t Try to Fight the Travel Gods

Don’t try and fight the Travel Gods. They will win. Because they’re bigger than you, and smarter than you. Yesterday, while trying to make the trek from Koh Phangan to Hanoi was a perfect example of what they’re capable of. All the Read More

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Lessons Learned on the Thai Trains

Before getting on the train to Chiang Mai from Bangkok, I had developed a cough due to the extreme AC that was pumped into the hostel all night and decided to stop by a pharmacy on the way to the train station. Read More

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Land and Sea Transportation in Thailand

Since arriving in Thailand, I was truly frequently pleasantly surprised by how put together it is. No offence meant, but I definitely over planned. Their pharmacies are well stacked, the stores have everything you need, and I definitely did not Read More

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Getting to the Thai Gulf Islands

After two flights, spanning almost 24 hours and a night in Bangkok followed by a one hour sleep, we headed back to the Bangkok airport, which I had left not ten hours ago, for our 7:30 am Bangkok Airways flight Read More

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Landing in Bangkok

Who says you can’t just dive right into a trip? My two friends I’m starting it with definitely don’t. They arrived on December 25th so they had two nights on me. Already acclimated and desensitized to Bangkok, they simply sent Read More

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Made my first plan

Today was a big step in planning my travel because I made my first plan! Gotta start somewhere. We decided to spend NYE in Koh Pha Ngan so we’re heading from Bangkok to Koh Samui the morning of Dec 28th Read More