Koh Phangan, My Thai Spirit Guide & Traveling Too Fast

My chest tightened as the bus pulled up into the 4am frenzy of Bangkok’s Southern Terminal. Three quarters of the journey was finally done, but ahead lay the most precarious leg yet.

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Postcards from Luang Prabang

My friends Nica, Bernice, and I left Dien Bien Phu in a whirlwind 24 hours after our fateful arrival. We were properly scrubbed, rested, fed, and properly ready to get the hell out of there. We boarded the bus to Luang Prabang, Laos at 7am, and excitedly waited for the next leg of our journey…

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The Battle of Dien Bien Phu 2014

Six o’ clock PM. The fog hung low over the plaza at Sapa’s town center. My friends Nica, Bernice, and I stood across the Holy Rosary Church taking selfies as we waited for our sleeper bus to Dien Bien Phu, where we would cross the border to Laos. Here and there were small groups of…

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Steps to Sapa

I opened my eyes to rolling green rice fields. Our bus wove through the quilted landscape of terraced paddies as the sun’s pale yellow rays lightly kissed the mountain face. Inside the murmur of awakening softly buzzed, but was quickly blanketed by the quiet of the Sapa dawn.

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Soppy Welcomes from Hanoi

It was a year in the making. It was the biggest undertaking of our lives thus far. I and two other friends, Nica and Bernice, would put our normal lives on hold for six weeks and travel through Indochina. Our first stop: Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Portal

Changi Airport, Singapore. October, 2012. It starts with the first stamp; when you’re finally cleared of all the roadblocks and allowed into your flight. That thumbnail of ink on that small squarish sheet becomes your doorway to unknown, unlimited possibilities. Then comes the wait, wherein your mind starts to shift. Letting go of walls, taking…

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Faces: Siem Reap

Travel is never complete without the people you cross paths with along the way. They infuse your experience with a different kind of soul, a depth, and a dynamism nothing else could fulfill. However pretty or rotten a place is, it’s always a smile across the street from a local or a shared memory with…

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The Great Temple Run

(Before anything else, let me just warn you: this will be a great post in length as well. Siem Reap deserves all the spotlight it could get. It’s just so amazing that I’ve no urge to filter my love whatsoever. Haha.) It was a damp night that greeted us when we landed at the Siem…

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