Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day

When I stepped down from the bus I took from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city I was ready to hate it. To be honest, I originally planned on avoiding this Vietnamese city, for what I thought was good reason. I had been told over and over again that it was overrated, too hectic…

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Solo Travel in Bali

When I booked my fights to Bali I was beyond excited. I imagined sandy beaches, beautiful rice terraces, tropical drinks, exotic temples, and first class dive sites.  It didn’t disappoint. The beaches were busy, but nice. The rice terraces were gorgeous to walk through (when it wasn’t pouring rain). The temples were great to explore and…

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Pho

There were a million and one reasons why I thought I would fall in love with Vietnam. Vietnamese steeet food was not one of them. It’s not that I didn’t expect to like the food, more that food usually doesn’t rank really high on my travel radar, especially in places like Southeast Asia. Don’t get…

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Hong Kong pan fried buns

When I reached out to friends, family, and other travellers for suggestions on where to go and what to do in Hong Kong, I was flooded with amazing ideas. But one in particular kept popping up: go for dim sum at Tim Ho Wan. For those unfamiliar with the name, Tim Ho Wan is famous…

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Chatachuk Market

I wandered aimlessly through the colourful stalls of Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak market. Running only on weekends, this market is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. From souvenirs to food, clothing to buddha figurines, and (I was told) even live animals, it seemed like this maze of vendors literally sold everything. And, being the first…

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