Currently in:
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Wild Western Myanmar, Show Up and Figure it Out

If you’re going to Myanmar, chances are, you know a little bit about it’s history. Even if you’re not, it’s hard not to at least know that drastic changes are finally coming to its government, changes that had been promised Read More

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Motorbiking and Paragliding to Dharamsala

After an absolutely glorious time in Vashisht and Manali, leaving was not something I would have liked to do, unless my next stop was Dharamsala. Not only was I excited for one of the most spiritual and yogic centers of Read More

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Dharamsala’s 3 Hippie Brothers

After motorbiking from Manali and paragliding in Bir, I finally made it to Dharamsala. Touted as a hotbed of yoga and reiki, I had decided to come here a long time ago and expected a blissful, relaxed town, full of Read More

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Turtuk – An oasis of tradition in Northern India

The sun was slowly starting to set as we were leaving Hunder. We had left Leh that morning and put a few hunder kilometers behind us on our way to Turtuk. In my mind, this made the road a even more 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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Working in Đồng Hới

My quest to see as many of Vietnam’s corners, continues. After some of the most fulfilling experiences on this trip so far in the caves of Phong Nha, I was going to head north towards Hanoi through Nimh Binh before reading that 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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Working in the Mui Ne Hills

You know when travel goes wrong but everything is all right? Like when Mitch Hedberg described an escalator as something “which cannot break, it simply becomes stairs”, travel cannot fail. You just end up somewhere else, doing something else, which is 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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The ride out of Saigon and Mũi Né

The time has finally arrived to embark on one of journeys that had me most excited for this trip through Asia: the motorbike ride from Saigon to Hanoi. I’ve bought my bike, taken a practice run through the Mekong Delta, spent my final Read More

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Getting lost in a Creepy Vietnamese Amusement Park

Did I mention it was also abandoned? Just goes to show how getting lost can lead to the most interesting discoveries. We had been driving from Saigon into Mũi Né, the serene fishing and beach village on the south east shore of Read More

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Can Tho

After a six hour motorbike ride from Saigon which involved a few repairs and some sights, I made it to Can Tho to explore with two friends and fellow travelers, Deepak and Katie. We were staying in the Aura hotel, in Read More

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First Motorbike Trip – Back to the Mekong!

After my friend Arjun unfortunately had to delay his trip to come join me in Vietnam, I was left with my two friends, Deepak and Katie. They had planned to bus down to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta so, rather Read More

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Tous les Jours

As the name suggests, Tous les Jours is a French cafe and bakery. Overall a great place to work or just chill and read. I started with my kindle while enjoying a pastry and moved on to my laptop to Read More

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Learning the Traditions of the Mekong Delta

After a few work days in the heat of Ho Chi Minh City and a trip to the War Remnants museum, it was time to get back at nature. Signing up for a tour of the Mekong Delta was easily done Read More

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Chiang Mai and Doi Suthep

The two friends I was traveling with had to head back to work this week so my solo trip was finally getting started! First stop: Koh Tao to get my PADI diving license. Unfortunately, it appeared that the bus plus 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