Category: Travel

What’s Sapa’in?

Chapter 16: It only gets better After I bid Kristy farewell, I went back to the hostel to book some transport and activities for Sapa. This is northern Vietnam country famous for lush rice paddies and the Hmong tribes. I read a brochure on Mt. Fansipan—the highest peak in Indochina. It’s rated very difficult and […]

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Pho’n with XT

Chapter 15: Vietnam x2 After changing hostels to the livelier counterpart of the guesthouse I was staying at (a long walk across the street) I settled into the lobby patiently awaiting Kristy’s arrival. I received a text from her right as she landed and was getting stoked! Getting periodic updates via blue box, “getting to […]

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Xin Chao

Chapter 14: Vietnam – The Age Before XT So here I am in HCM. What a whirlwind of traffic and noises and delicious anise smells that make my mouth water for some pho even as I write this. Prior to arriving, I had not heard nice things about HCM but I wanted to spend a […]

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Thailand comforts

Chapter 13: Chaing Mai, Pai, & Chaing Rai Coming off of Myanmar, my threshold for pagodas and temples was fairly exhausted. This was pretty unfortunate considering that Chiang Mai is pretty renown for its temples in the Old City. Speaking of thresholds, I was beginning to hit mine in terms of fatigue, too. It had […]

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Cute Kids and Pagodas Galore

Chapter 12: Myanmar Originally, this trip was supposed to be 2 weeks, but after hearing Take’s take (pun intended), I decided to shorten it up since it wasn’t exactly and ideal time to be visiting Myanmar. Apparently it gets so hot in May that the hot air balloons don’t fly and the Irrawaddy river is […]

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The Cave of Wonders

Chapter 11: Kuala Lumpur Short stay but so fun. I don’t know why I didn’t expect KL to be as developed as it is, but it is like a little hipster sanctuary. I was staying at KL Dorms which is really close to Jan Alloo, where all the bomb.com Chinese street food is. I definitely […]

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Coffee Shop Tourist

Chapter 3: Berlin Well for anyone who was privy to my carefully laid out travel plans (syke), knows that after Hamburg I planned to go to Budapest and Vienna. Unfortunately for me, the ol’ passport was stolen in the Reeperbahn aka the Red Light District. And if I hear, “why did you have your passport […]

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Cornucopia City

Chapter 2: Hamburg Moin! Word on the street is that Hamburg is super cool. I usually don’t like going somewhere with super high expectations but Hamburg did not disappoint. Imagine the hipster feel of Seattle and Portland with the city vibe of SF and the active lifestyle of San Diego. Couple that with a Harbor/nearby […]

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Coffee and wet asphalt

Chapter 1: London I have visited London before and every time ran around to the most iconic spots. Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, and the rest are great but I always felt like the USD to British Pound conversion wasn’t worth the trouble. London is the stage for many famous movies and seeing the city in real […]

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The Final Countdown

Well to make this blog a little more interesting, you’ll have to distinguish the y’s and the z’s from each other and some other little differences as I am tzping on a German kezboard. Whz? Well, mz laptop decided now would be a good time to fall apart on me which is both a blessing […]

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