Off the Beaten Path: Overland to East Timor

As the van trundled across roads run with waterlogged potholes on the road towards East Timor, I pulled my knees up to my chest in an effort to cushion me from the juddering. I kept sneaking glances at my bus-mates to see whether they were as uncomfortable as I was, but it was hard to […]

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Koh Lipe: A beautiful prelude to Thailand

Just a little over a month before Christmas, Hali booked a ticket to visit me here in Malaysia. He was perfectly happy to stay at my home, but I was restless since I hadn’t traveled much the last few months. I talked him into spending the holidays somewhere else… And that’s how we found ourselves […]

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Best Places to Visit in Malaysia

Malaysia is a beautiful Southeast Asian country — with rich culture and architecture, nature attractions, laid-back locals and cheap, delicious cuisine. It doesn’t have the long list of attractions the Philippines offers, but what it lacks in numbers it makes up for authenticity. There’s a lot of things and experiences you’ll only get in this […]

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