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5 Things to Do in Luang Prabang (REALLY!)

5 Things to Do in Luang Prabang (REALLY!)

I don’t usually do “TOP X” lists, but I would like to make an exception for this post because I had a fantastic time in Luang Prabang! Continue reading

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Why You Should Hang Out With A Local

Why You Should Hang Out With A Local

Hanging out with a local can give you a different and better perspective of a certain culture or country simply because “a local knows”. What does a local know? Everything! What it’s like to live in their city, how to adjust to the customs or the environment, where to go, where to eat or where … Continue reading

Mandalay: An Adventure in a Room

Mandalay: An Adventure in a Room

Guide books exist for obvious reasons: to guide, instruct, recommend or give the reader a plethora of options. Ignoring a guide book’s suggestion is forgivable, but not heeding a warning is a mortal sin. While in Myanmar, I decided not to book an accommodation after Yangon to make my journey more exciting. I’ve tried this … Continue reading

And the Journey Began With a Cold

And the Journey Began With a Cold

It was a downpour nightmare last October 25. The Manila typhoon that was on its way out severely punished my big-ass umbrella and got me soaking wet. I thought a good bath would ease everything but I found myself seeking for lozenges and a cold medicine the next day…the day before my first ambitious trip. … Continue reading