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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Off the Beaten Path: Hpa-An, overland border crossing in Myanmar

Despite the country has opened up considerably during the last few years, entering Myanmar overland is still quite an adventure. The Friendship Bridge connects the South-West part of the country with Thailand. Every day, thousands of locals and very few travelers cross the border here, embarking in a 7-hour journey from Mae Sot to Myawaddy. […]

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