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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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Dense Beauty

Chapter 10: Sri Lanka Right off the bat I can say that Sri Lanka is one of my favorite countries so far! It is so lush and dense with things to do/see. Not to mention, tourism is fairly new and right now is the best time to go because the locals aren’t fed up with […]

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Sari, Not Sari

Chapter 9: India The land border crossing is definitely something to see. First, there is a clear delineation of “cleanliness” between Nepal and India. Tony, our guide, definitely did his duty in giving us a proper scare on how difficult it would be to get our passports back from the border officials. We actually didn’t […]

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Kolorful Kathmandu

Chapter 8: Nepal Qatar airlines was really nice. Kind of mad I ate dinner before hand since they feed you so much but I feel like it’s one of those things if you don’t eat before, they don’t feed you. Anyway squared away the visa on arrival in about an hour and a half and […]

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Omorfia

Chapter 7: Greece Saying bye to Kristy was really sad. Pretty much 2 straight weeks with each other and not sick of each other pretty much means bestie in my book. After a nice filling and cleansing meal of muesli, I got on my own Polski bus to Warsaw where I would be jumping on […]

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