All posts tagged Southeast Asia

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What to Pack for Asia: 6 Essential Items

One of the reasons we travel is to experience other cultures. We’re prepared to see how the locals live, what kinds of food they eat and how, where they shop […]

The Traveler’s Itch: Next Stop, India.

It’s been years since I first experienced it. My first overseas trip was for a study abroad opportunity in college. I went to Oviedo, Spain (in Asturias, near the northern […]

I Miss My Ex, But Not All of It

After teaching in China, I’ve been forced to admit how much I didn’t enjoy teaching in Thailand. It’s like the opposite of the phrase, “You don’t know what you have […]

Sapa, Vietnam: A Storybook Paradise

After walking around, dripping sweat, for the majority of my eight months of traveling and teaching English around Southeast Asia (some days were 110F with intense humidity), I had come […]

Street-side in Southeast Asia

I miss the convenience of street-side service in Southeast Asia. Not only are the sidewalk vendors usually the cheapest in town, they’re also the best. Whether it’s scrumptious local cuisine […]

Black Bears & Pristine Falls: Luang Prabang, Laos

If you’ve never seen black bears playing in a park like children at daycare, you should probably book the next ticket to Luang Prabang, Laos and head 30 kilometers south […]

Decisions in Luang Prabang, Laos

It was in Luang Prabang that I had to decide how I would spend the following year of my life. Colorado State University was pressuring me with a looming deadline to […]

The Overnight Bus: Siem Reap to Bangkok

They market the bus as an overnight venture, leaving Siem Reap at 2am and arriving in Bangkok around noon the same day. We should have known better, maybe even worked […]

A Cambodian Food Market in Pictures

Just walking through the market in Siem Reap, Cambodia was an adventure in itself. Located in the center of Old Town, the market is where most locals purchase fresh fruits, […]

This Massage Smells Fishy

Would you care for a foot massage and a beer for only $3? What if I told you your massage therapist was actually hundreds of hungry fish and your massage […]

A Forgotten City: Angkor Wat

I woke with a startle as the sun pestered it’s way through the dingy curtains of our budget hotel room in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Something wasn’t quite right, but my […]

It’s Only a Dollar in Siem Reap, Cambodia

If I had not been even slightly prepared for what to expect on our journey from Suwannaphum to Siem Reap, Cambodia, Nicole and I would have undoubtedly spent the last […]

The (Long) Road Home

The other day, on a bus in Thailand, I met a girl from England who told me she had never traveled her country outside of her own city. And a […]

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