Tag: Asia

Taking the Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When it comes to public transport, I’ve finally accepted that I’m never going to be able to get any rest. It’s ok. I’ve made my peace with it. I can’t sleep on planes, buses, or in cars. Don’t ask me why. I’ve learned not to take sleeping pills, because I never actually fall asleep, and just […]

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A Picky Eater’s Guide to Food in Asia

Here’s a fact: I’m the world’s pickiest eater. My friends still bring up the time in high school when I wouldn’t eat KFC coleslaw because it was “too spicy”. It’s not due to failings on my mother’s part-we had to sit at the table until all of our food was gone, and I certainly wasn’t one of […]

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Getting felt up by a Taxi Driver in Bangkok

I’m currently staying in Khao San, which is the backpacker hub of Bangkok. On Wednesday I was heading to my friend Bethany’s hotel to babysit for her son Reuben. I’m new to town so I decided not to use public transport since I hadn’t used it yet and it would involve taking the ferry which was due […]

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Flight of the Gibbon-Ziplining in Siem Reap

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go ziplining in Siem Reap at the Flight of the Gibbon in Angkor Archaeological Park, and I’m so glad that I jumped at the opportunity. In order to get into the Angkor Archaeological Park you need a park pass which is $20 for a day or $40 for three days. […]

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I did it! I quit my job and I’m heading to Asia.

I’ve always wanted to do some backpacking in Asia. I’ve spent the last ten months in Australia, and while working as a Travel Agent has taught me tons about travel and the industry, it’s been pure torture selling travel while I’m longing to have my own adventures. The older crowd is fine. I can send […]

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