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My Top 5 Favorite Places

I keep a list of the places I visit and I just recently started to put them in order of my favorite to least favorite. I say “places” instead of “countries” because sometimes I’ve only been to one city in a country and I don’t feel like it’s fair to judge a whole country based …

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How to SUCK at Missing Your Flight

Is there even a graceful way to do this? It probably always sucks to miss your flight, but I feel like I’m especially bad at it. The first time I missed a flight was in Turkey when I misread the military time-stamp “06:30” as 6:30pm. I wasn’t even close – I was a good 12 …

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From Nonthaburi to Canterbury

I still get this little rush every morning when the announcement comes on to tell me my local train is eventually headed to London: “Chartam, Chilham, Wye, Ashford International…LONDON BRIDGE…” Ooo London!! I could be going to London! Look how easy it is!! Of course really I’m on my way to Wye, a village just …

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More Than One Direction

WHERE HAVE I BEEN THE PAST THREE YEARS. How did I miss this? One Direction is huge, the biggest boy band in the world right now I think, and they completely flew under my radar until about three days ago. I really can’t write about them and ignore the issue of vocal talent/training. I’ve done …

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A Post for my Hosts and Other VIPS

People are kind and generous if you just give them the chance to be. I learned this lesson ten times over while traveling through Europe. My trip was unique in that I wasn’t doing the standard hostel/guidebook/drunken Eurotrip thing; instead, I traveled to visit people: people I had met three years ago in Sydney; people …

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How to Travel Europe on a Budget

I was pretty proud of my budgeting tactics during my five-week stint in Europe. As we all know, I was supposed to be in India for five weeks and Europe for only ten days, but things changed and I found myself having to reassess my funds and spending habits. Europe is no India; it’s definitely …

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