Yearly Archives: 2016

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Jungly, mountainy escape

By |June 5th, 2016|Adventure, Asia, Rainy Season, Rural, Warm Countries|

“I wish I had more time…” (But don’t we all.) That’s what I sat thinking as the bus departed Chiang Rai, weaving and leaning top-heavy [...]

Transit in Bangkok: A quick word

By |May 30th, 2016|A Quick Word, Asia, Transportation, Urban|

Bangkok has it all. Really. It's a massive cosmopolitan metropolis with over 8 million people, round the clock food, and enough culture to share with [...]

Death of the… travel edition.

By |May 27th, 2016|Asia, Logistics|

There are two things that used to be a staple to international travel, both of which have had a slow but decidedly certain death. I've [...]

50,000 Dong. What it isn’t good for.

By |May 16th, 2016|Asia, Feature, Money, Warm Countries|

I hate to haggle. I don’t think “haggle” should be confused with “bargain” or “negotiate”, though it may be more closely synonymous with bargain. I [...]

Tips on transit in Southeast Asia

By |May 8th, 2016|A Quick Word, Asia, Transportation|

I haven't been in SE Asia long, and I knew that transportation wouldn't be on par with Western standards, so here are a few pointers [...]

Cambodia: A quick word

By |May 3rd, 2016|A Quick Word, Asia, Summer, Urban, Warm Countries|

My first impressions of Cambodia have teeter-tottered drastically, from wildly frustrating to awe-stricken. Here are a few words: The dry season is hot. And dry. [...]

Rail on, Kuala Lumpur

By |May 2nd, 2016|Adventure, Asia, Summer, Transportation, Urban, Warm Countries|

I actually found Kuala Lumpur (dearingly referred to as "KL" by just about everyone who is familiar with or too tongue tied to say "Kuala [...]

Not so fast Google (maps)

By |April 28th, 2016|Feature, General, Urban, Warm Countries|

There is no question that if you need to find the fastest route between two points, Google Maps revolutionized the way people search for and [...]

From hostel to guesthouse

By |April 25th, 2016|Asia, General|

Apparently Penang has origins in gold. Lots of goldsmith shops, and lots of families with heritage in goldsmithing. That's the story behind the guesthouse I [...]

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Last hours in SG

By |April 23rd, 2016|Asia, Summer, Urban, Warm Countries|

So Singapore was a bit of a whirlwind... not so much because I was constantly on the go (although, I feel I did quite a [...]

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