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Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Bloggers have been sharing their tips about Southeast Asia since the beginning of time. This article has been done a thousand times before (here, here, and here, for example) but oh well I’m doing it anyways! Before assembling things, let’s get in the right mindset. Some basic ideas to remember about packing light for SEA: …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

“You know, when one’s in love,’ I said, ‘and things go all wrong, one’s terribly unhappy and one thinks one won’t ever get over it. But you’ll be astounded to learn what the sea will do.’ ‘What do you mean?’ she smiled. ‘Well, love isn’t a good sailor and it languishes on a sea voyage. …

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Excerpts from My Travel Journal

12/5/13 [From Railay, in the midst of an awful bout of Norovirus:] Haven’t eaten now for…31 hours. It’s surprisingly easy to fast for so long, but maybe because I’m sick? I am hungry – I really am – I’m just afraid of making myself sick again by eating. I understand how fasting can be a …

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Cheers to Thailand: The End

Backpacking in Koh Tao, Thailand

I can’t even…My head is spinning. It feels like this is all happening so quickly. I’m flying to India tomorrow morning and I just keep thinking, “I’m not ready, I’m not ready, I’m not ready…” But then again, how does one ever become ready for this sort of thing? I’ve mostly just been backpacking since …

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That Time I Traveled with My Parents in Thailand

I started badgering my parents to come visit me almost the minute I moved to Bangkok. I never expected it to actually happen, but, after not seeing my parents for nine months, I walked across Thanon Phra Athit at 9am on April 26th to find them casually eating breakfast while looking out on Bangkok’s Chao …

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Koh Chang: Beach, Booze, and the Blues

Staying at Stonefree in Koh Chang was an absolute dream and I don’t mean to imply there was any sleeping involved. The guesthouse/bar/restaurant/live music venue became our home, which we soon dubbed “grandpa’s” in reference to the six alcoholic aging rockstar Thai “grandpas” who ran the place. It was rustic and communal – softly lit, …

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Thai Food: Stuff That’s Not So Awesome

Like any cuisine, Thai food can be fresh and delicious or rancid, soggy, or otherwise inedibly gross. Thai food has a wonderful reputation around the world – and I’m not trying to spoil that! – I’m only reporting on the cold, hard truth: I’ve had some experiences with Thai food that have been not so …

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