7 Highly Recommended Things To Do in Kenting, Taiwan

I have just returned from an eight-day trip to Southern Taiwan and two days of it was spent in Kenting. Kenting is located at the southern tip of Taiwan in Pingtung County. It was our favorite among all the places we visited during our trip. We wished we stayed longer but with the two days […]

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How to Save Money When You are Traveling Alone

One of the good things about traveling with a companion is that you have someone to split the costs for transportation, tours, hotel, and food. But just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on your travel. The trick is to know how to make the most of your money so […]

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Traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Cambodia by Night Bus

When I was on my backpacking trip to some parts of Southeast Asia four months ago, I was on a limited time and budget so I had to plan it in the most cost-efficient way possible. After spending two days in Kampot, Cambodia, my next destination was Siem Reap. There is no direct transportation from […]

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Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand Seven Days Solo Travel Itinerary

Two months ago, I was asked to help prepare a Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand seven days travel itinerary. Long term travelers might say seven days is too short for three countries. They would tell you to concentrate on one country and see more of that country. And I agree. With this type of itinerary, you’ll be spending a […]

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Hanoi Travel Guide and How to Spend One Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is located in the northern part of the country. It is the gateway to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous for its towering limestone islands and islets. Most of the popular tourist sites are near each other so a day or two days […]

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14 Highly Recommended Things to Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a town in Laos located on the northern part of the country. It was listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in 1995 due to the old city center’s successful fusion of the traditional architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial rulers of the 19th and 20th centuries. […]

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How to Deal with People Having Sex in Your Gender-Specific Hostel Dorm Room

When I was in Siquijor last January, the Taiwanese girl I met at the hostel shared to me hostel horror stories she personally experienced. It’s not one that involves ghosts. It’s people having sex in the hostel dorm room. During my six weeks backpacking trip to some parts of Southeast Asia, I always stayed in […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Third Stop: Kampot, Cambodia

After spending a night in Phnom Penh, I traveled to Kampot, Cambodia. I woke up early to take the 07:00 train to Sihanoukville that I booked online a week prior. My original plan was to spend my birthday in Koh Rong Samloem. It is a nice island off the coast of Sihanoukville. But two days […]

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Train Ride Experience in Cambodia: Phnom Penh to Kampot

I didn’t plan much for my backpacking trip 2 months ago. But where to spend my birthday was something that I prepared for. I decided I want to spend it in Cambodia this year, but not in Phnom Penh. Koh Rong Samloem is an island located in the southwestern part of Cambodia that has a […]

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Solo Traveler’s Guide to Siquijor, Philippines

For most Filipinos, Siquijor is famous for stories of magic potions, sorcerers and witchcraft. One of my friends is afraid of visiting this province because of these stories. I guess this is the same reason why not too many Filipinos explore this beautiful island. When I was there last January, the majority of the tourists […]

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