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What I Learned from Backpacking Solo for 2 Years

I step off the airplane, A routine I’ve come to love But this time, it’s to a country That I know All too well. My memories play like a movie reel, my emotions burn inside more than ever before. Have I woken up from a dream, where I floated through time and space indefinitely? Where […]

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22 Reasons Why I Love the Philippines

Captivating, enchanting, and magical, the Philippines is a country unlike any of its neighboring Southeast Asian destinations. From picturesque views to sensational beaches, this is a country you’ll find yourself thinking about time and time again. I visited the Philippines on a whim without any expectations, and was completely blown away by its beauty when […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Taiwan

Taiwan is a remarkable island that boasts a unique culture, incredible food, and locals that will go out of their way to make sure you’re having a comfortable time in their country. While Taiwan is not as cheap as Southeast Asia, the modern transportation system around the island, high end hotels, and overall safety makes […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Sri Lanka

The aroma of samosas and roti wafts towards you as you listen to the repetitive banging of knives from locals chopping up kottu, the national Singhalese dish. Colorful, vibrant tuk-tuks with floral decorations zoom past you on the street, as locals pile onto large blue buses that drive at racing speeds. Welcome to Sri Lanka, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp & The Three Passes

The silence of the Himalayas Rings in my ears, As I stand on the edge of the world, And am reminded of how small I really am. The snow capped peaks Tower over emerald green lakes That shimmer in the sunlight With waves dancing in the breeze. I watch the sun Still drunk with sleep […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Solo Backpacking Trip

Anxiety, apprehension, and excitement—trust me, I know how you’re feeling. Venturing off on a journey to another country is admirable and takes a lot of courage. You’re diving into the unknown, without a clue as to what’s going to happen. But that’s one of the best parts about traveling. You’re about to embark on a […]

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Trekking in Taman Negara, Malaysia

“Almost every snake in this jungle will kill you,” my guide Ajip said over our candlelit dinner. “Snakes and falling trees are the two things I worry about the most while I take groups trekking in this jungle.” The chirping song of cicadas mixed with the of distinctive chirping of crickets created an ambiance you would […]

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My Trek & Homestay in Sapa

In the terrace rice fields And towering green mountains I found my oasis The clouds wrap around the mountains And cradle them Like a newborn baby in a blanket Permanent foot prints mark the path Where nature will never grow again Forever banned We will never feel its wrath Strong Hmong Women Carry their babies […]

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