Tag: travel

Awkward and Accident-Prone in Asia

This sign pretty much sums up my life during the past month. While I had a gentleman visiting from back home, I managed to make a complete and total klutz out of myself. He has now returned to San Francisco, but my injured legs, arms, ribs, and ego remain here in Thailand. I’ll spare you …

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An Adult’s Guide to Enjoying a Full Moon Party

I accidentally attended the most infamous beach party in the world last night. Koh Phangan’s monthly Full Moon Party attracts between 20,000-30,000 revelers whose median age likely hovers around 20. The oft-sleepy island balloons for a few days as the beach plays host to pounding electronica music, alcoholic drinks served in children’s sand buckets, and …

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What not to wear to a Wat (or any other place of spiritual significance)

When traveling outside of the United States, the “must see” sites often include churches, temples, wats, mosques, cemeteries, and other locations of spiritual significance to the local population. When I first started traveling, I was pretty ignorant to dress expectations. I figured that I was dressed pretty modestly by Western standards, so it was OK. …

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Made in Cambodia: The road to Sihanoukville

Shortly after departing from the Phnom Penh bus station en route to the coastal city of Sihanoukville, I witnessed something that made me sit upright and pull out my camera. We had escaped city-center traffic and were in what appeared to be the “middle of nowhere,” but yet people filed out of gated industrial warehouses …

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The Top 5 Series: Best Sunsets Around the Globe

It’s been several months since I posted a Top 5 list but by-golly we’re getting back to it! As my time in Southeast Asia begins to wind down (two more months!), I’ve begun to reflect on the “best of” my travels thus far. I now present to you my TOP 5 ABSOLUTE BEST SUNSETS that …

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Travel Tips – How to organize EVERYTHING before your trip

At this point you’ve saved money, parted ways with your job, and you’re getting seriously excited for weird street meat and 6’4” German men named Hanz (Just me? Ok then.). Now it’s time to do some up-front work that will allow you to enjoy your time on the road without worrying about what’s going on …

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