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6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

Birds' eye view of Bangkok

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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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Tokyo, Japan

The Ultimate Travel Guide for Tokyo, Japan

Everybody should include Tokyo, Japan in their travel itinerary. Why? Apart from being the largest city in Japan, Tokyo is also considered as one of the most populous metropolitan centers in the world. Because of Tokyo’s immense land area as well as its huge populace, the city offers almost everything in terms of tourist attractions, […]

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12 Traditional Chinese Foods You’ve Got to Try

12 Traditional Chinese Foods You've Got to Try

Curious to know what real, traditional Chinese food looks like? This isn’t that imitation Chinese you get from the 24-hour buffet around the corner from your apartment. I lived and traveled in China for ten months and got to experience the real deal, local cuisine of the cities and villages. These are 12 of my favorite Chinese […]

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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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Things to Do in Shanghai, China: An Expert’s City Guide

Things to Do in Shanghai, China: An Expert's City Guide

20 years ago Shanghai was nothing more than another fishing village in China. In a few short decades, Shanghai has undergone an incredible level of development, and has become a booming metropolis and a financial and commercial center for not only China, but all of Asia. Thankfully, despite its fast paced development, Shanghai has retained a […]

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

“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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