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Top 10 Southeast Asian Food You Need To Try Authentically

Food is a critical part of my travels. Each country’s culinary habits are unique and immersing in it is one of the best way to learn about their culture. You may have a go-to “authentic” pho place, and yes, they may be as good as you say, but trust me, there is nothing like the… Continue reading Top 10 Southeast Asian Food You Need To Try Authentically

Hacks For Wanderlust · Islands and Isolation · Thailand Thoughts · Travel Listicle

Thailand’s Most Famous Tourist Traps And How To Enjoy Them Anyway

Thailand, my favorite country so far, is definitely no off beat path. Its popularity among backpackers isn’t questionable because it’s easy to see why. It attracts not only young millennials, but travel lovers of all ages too. There’s something for everyone, and when that’s the case, crowds and tourists are expected. The thing with Thailand’s… Continue reading Thailand’s Most Famous Tourist Traps And How To Enjoy Them Anyway

Backpacking and Beyond · Cambodia Cruising · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Tales · World Lust

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Finding Beauty Where It’s “Ugly”

Gritty, honest, raw. But I didn’t see it that way at first. Initially, it was everything I thought I would hate. But clearly, travel does something magical to us. For every impoverished streets I’ve seen and for every chaotic crossroads I’ve witnessed, Phnom Penh has unapologetically shown its light to me. Raw and unassuming as… Continue reading Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Finding Beauty Where It’s “Ugly”

Pretty Places · Thailand Thoughts · Travel Tales

There’s An Airplane Graveyard In The Middle Of Bangkok And It’s Cool AF

Bangkok is a city that never fails to surprise me. Just when you think you’ve seen the best of her, she’ll quickly surprise you with something even more novel. By far my favorite city, it’s a little apprehending to think that after quite a few visits, I still haven’t seen it all. Though I’ve been… Continue reading There’s An Airplane Graveyard In The Middle Of Bangkok And It’s Cool AF

Backpacking and Beyond · Myanmar Magic · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · World Lust

Myanmar Travel, Tips, And Truths

Myanmar, of all Southeast Asian countries, is the least basic of them all. Having only been open for tourism for several years, this beautiful country nestled between Thailand and India remains to be one of the very few untouched and lesser known places to visit in the region. Everyone who’s been there raves about it,… Continue reading Myanmar Travel, Tips, And Truths

Backpacking and Beyond · Thoughts · Vicariously in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, I’m Just Not That Into You

The first time I traveled to Vietnam, I chose Hanoi. It was meant to be a short trip, and because Halong Bay is in my Vietnam bucket list, Hanoi was the winner. It didn’t disappoint and I fell in love pretty quickly. The food, the people, the culture…it was all an instant connection I had… Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City, I’m Just Not That Into You

Backpacking and Beyond · Into Indonesia · Travel Listicle

5 Reasons Why Semarang, Indonesia Is A Perfect Offbeat Destination 

  Bali. Lombok. Yogyakarta. Maybe even Jakarta. Those are the places most people think of when envisioning a trip to Indonesia. But being an archipelago consisting of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia has so much more unspoiled beauty that you don’t really see in most travelers’ bucket lists. It’s a shame, really, because for anyone who loves… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Semarang, Indonesia Is A Perfect Offbeat Destination 

Adrenaline & Adventure · Heights & Hiking · Islands and Isolation · Pretty Places · Travel Tales · Vicariously in Vietnam · World Lust

Is Halong Bay Even Worth It?

As I awoke with the sound of the airconditioning turning off, I didn’t had to remind myself where I was. I can still feel subtle rocking, though very mildly, it was very clear that I was on a boat. Quickly, the excitement came over me as I scooted my body up reaching for the window.… Continue reading Is Halong Bay Even Worth It?

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Heights & Hiking · Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · World Lust

10 Non-Touristy Ways To Experience The Best Views In Batanes 

Oh, Batanes. She’s that person everyone can’t help but fall for. She’s popular, but very mysterious. Everyone knows of her, but barely anyone really knows her. You hear nothing but great things, and when you finally have a chance to spend time with her, even for just a little bit, you see just how charismatic… Continue reading 10 Non-Touristy Ways To Experience The Best Views In Batanes