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The Ultimate Guide to Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is considered to be an entry level trek in Nepal, and is the perfect option for those of you looking for an easier, shorter, and more straightforward trek compared to the other ones offered in Nepal (such as EBC and Three Passes). Here is the ultimate guide to trekking the Annapurna Circuit. […]

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The Hardest & Most Rewarding Thing I’ve Ever Done: Trekking to Everest Base Camp & Three Passes in Nepal

The ground spun under my feet the same way it seems to turn after stepping off of a tire swing. My vision blurred as if I were looking through a dirty windshield, and I squinted my eyes and stared at the ground to regain my balance. The dizziness came out of no where like a […]

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Kampot: A Majestic City in Cambodia

The colonial-style houses, like the tattered edges of an old novel thats collected dust on a shelf, line the streets of Kampot amongst rusty tuk-tuks and motorbikes. A blue wooden door, battered from the rain, slowly creaks open back and forth in the gentle breeze.  I walk along the street next to peach and lime […]

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Why I Love Traveling Slowly

“Hello, bong!” I say to Yinn, one of the Khmer workers at my friend’s bar. It comes out in a breathless whisper as I jog past him. His skin wrinkles like the folds of a crumbled newspaper as he smiles back, cheek to cheek. The loose strands of hair on my head dance in the […]

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Reflections After 6 Months of Solo Backpacking

Six months ago, I stepped onto an EVA Airlines flight by myself, with a 60 liter backpack and too many clothes. I sat in between two strangers in the middle seat of a 16 hour flight where I didn’t sleep. My flight landed with a thud in the 32 degree heat in the middle of […]

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Top 50 Chiang Mai Cafes

After living in Chiang Mai for a month and having previously visited it, I had plenty of time to visit dozens and dozens of coffee shops around the city, drink delicious coffee, and munch on sugary sweets. There are a ton of café’s in Chiang Mai suitable for cat lovers, book lovers, and quirky design […]

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The White Temple, Chiang Rai

Hands and arms slithered upwards towards the sky like a serpent from Hell. They grasped for thin air as if they were reaching for the Heavens in an attempt to escape their fiery fate. A gremlin snickered at their defeat, his tongue wriggled out of his mouth like a snake. Skulls sat on the lookout […]

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25 Backpacker Habits You’ll Pick Up Traveling in Thailand

Thailand is captivating and fascinating. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The north is expansive, with emerald green mountains, gold and white temples, and a simple, laid back lifestyle. Bubbling hot springs are tucked away in dense, thick jungles. Zig-zagging, crumbling roads through the mountains lead to small towns with […]

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Globe Trottica’s Monthly Wrap Up: November 2015

I was a part of two families this past month: the Pai family and the Ko Phangan family. I visited hot springs, ate egg and avocado sandwiches daily, and relaxed like I never have before in Pai. I hit the other end of the spectrum when I visited Ko Phangan for a couple weeks. My […]

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Diving with The Dive Inn, Ko Phangan

The brown marbled grouper held his gaze. I couldn’t bear to lose the stare off, so I held mine right back, wondering what was going through his mind. He frowned at me, his lips curved downwards as he bobbed up and down with the current. He opened and closed his mouth rhythmically, as if he […]

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