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So, that photo you have seen all over the internet of hundreds of hot air balloons hovering over an alien landscape? That's Cappadocia. This is your guide to making the most of your time in this mysterious place.Read More
Granted, I am giving everyone who hops on a plane to traverse 5 countries by themselves the benefit of the doubt where common sense is concerned. This might be too grand of an assumption. That is why I am sharing...Read More
It is not all $0.75 beers and life changing encounters (although it mostly is). The following experiences truly made me question why I ever thought this was a good idea, but hey, life is the journey, not the destination. It takes the bad to appreciate the good. All's well that ends well... I am one cliche away from forgetting I ever ate crickets.Read More
I didn't explore Bangkok enough to feel confident writing anything on the city.....but luckily there are a lot of fabulous people who have said more than I ever could! Check out these posts if you want to avoid Khaosan Road and really see Bangkok:Read More
In some regards, it was completely inevitable that I would end up in the middle of an abandoned air strip in Vang Vieng, Laos, attempting to call Charles Schwab on the satellite phone that, up until that day, had sat untouched in the depths of my backpack.Read More
I am just one girl and these are my opinions, but this is a piece of paper I wish someone had handed to me when I hit the ground in Hanoi on day 1 of my trip
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Allow me to preface this guide by saying it is not necessary to have a guide for Si Phan Don, or 4000 Islands, Laos. It is a teeny tiny area, and anyone who visits will discover all there is to see within a few hours.
However..... 4000 Islands is a very special place, with a lot of special spots. Out of fear that you would miss them, I went ahead and compiled a MUST SEE 4000 Islands, Laos, guide. Enjoy.Read More
I can't remember what life was like pre-mosquito obsession. If there was once a point in time where I wasn't constantly scratching, worrying, and applying bug spray, I have all but forgotten it.Read More
There is certainly a war going on between travelers in Southeast Asia, and the mosquitos that live there. Long pants, deet spray, and mosquito nets are all part of traveler's ammunition.
Not included in this group: Malaria prevention pills.Read More
Well folks, after three days of in the blistering heat of Siem Reap, practically on the verge of a heatstroke for 72 hours, I am on the other side of the experience.
I am here to tell you about it....Read More
And after months, and months, of being the person begging for advice....it sure does feel good to be the one dispensing it.
In Cambodia, I meet a lot of people headed to Vietnam. I tell them I have already done the damn thing (Hanoi to Saigon) and they, just like me, want advice.
Well gather round', young grasshoppers. I have your advice... I just wish I knew how to put it lightly.Read More
Everybody in the restuarant who was already already watching (and judging) out of the corner of their eye turns at the sound of my voice. I look up, deer in headlights.... and proceed to make eye contact with every. single. patron.Read More
There are a couple of places in the region where it is possible to see the rare and endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins in their natural habitat. If you don't know what Irrawaddy Dolphins are, no worries. I didn't either.Read More