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I Went to Vang Vieng and Didn’t Go Tubing: Fed Up with Tourists and the Takeover of Tourism

I Went to Vang Vieng and Didn't Go Tubing: Fed Up with Tourists and the Takeover of Tourism

After 31 days in Southeast Asia, I was fed up. It had been 11 months since my move to Greater Asia, the majority of which had been spent living like a local in China. I had become accustomed to experiencing a deep level of culture on a daily basis, one which opened my eyes and […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants in Thailand

Why You Shouldn't Ride Elephants in Thailand

“Look at me!” she shouted. “Take a picture! Look!” Her voice screeched with annoying enthusiasm as she flailed her arms in the air. She was a toothy English girl with a smile the size of a quartered honeydew. Straddling the elephant’s spine, she widened her eyes, beamed a smile, threw her arms above her head […]

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Why Bangkok Isn’t Good for Anything Other Than Drinking and Having Sex

Why Bangkok Isn't Good for Anything Other Than Drinking and Having Sex

What’s the point, anyway? If you want to go on holiday and drink, I won’t tell you off. But if you want to travel, why even bother going to a touristic city with almost no remainder of its cultural heritage left? One step into Bangkok as a traveler or foreigner and you’re already an inch […]

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