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6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

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Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit—I sure did. If you’re new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don’t want to make. Sputtering tuk-tuks, the chaotic bustle of the night markets, finger-licking street food, Buddhist temples of […]

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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

Laos is making a name for itself as a destination for thrill-seekers and adventurers, with many activities centered around the scenic area of Vang Vieng. If you’re heading to Laos in search of adventure, here are some activities you might want to try. 1. Ziplining Can there be any greater thrill than whizzing over the […]

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The Floating Villages of Siem Reap: An Inside Look at Poverty in Cambodia

The Floating Villages of Siem Reap: An Inside Look at Poverty in Cambodia

There’s a part of Siem Reap that most people never see. Many of those who visit Cambodia have only one thing on their agenda: the temples of Angkor Wat. It’s a UNESCO Heritage Site that draws more than 2 million tourists every year. There are day passes and even weekly passes, meaning some people visit Siem Reap and only […]

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Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

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“No no–you don’t come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had been organizing all of our passports, and preparing our visas, when those very unfortunate words sliced the air. Her jaw dropped open as her eyes […]

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20 Killer Photos of Thailand

20 Killer Photos of Thailand

I spent one month in Thailand, traversing the islands and beaches of the south, all the way up to the jungles of the north. Due to the relative ease of access (Bangkok has two major international airports), cheap prices and delicious food, Thailand has become a hotspot for tourism. It’s host to some of the world’s […]

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Being a White Boy in Indonesia

Being a White Boy in Indonesia

Chris is an old friend of mine and a first time traveler. He took off to Indonesia eight months ago to teach English and he’s been learning what it means to be a foreigner and a minority in a strange land. Asia is a different place indeed, and today I’m sharing with you Chris’ experience as a […]

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