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Indonesia Travel Advice: What To Know Before You Go

Cloudy morning sunrise over Borobudur Temple in Indonesia, a world famous UNESCO site

Indonesia is a vast and diverse archipelago that continues to impress and surprise longtime expats and even locals. To think that because you’ve seen Jakarta and done Bali then you “know” Indonesia is to be sorely mistaken. There are 17,508 islands here! How can I even summarize that much information and Indonesia travel advice in … Read More

First Impressions: Thailand, The Land Of Smiles

Old Man Smiling

Continuing my First Impressions series, the new country this week is Thailand, known as the Land Of Smiles. And for a good reason too. Most everywhere I’ve explored the locals have greeted me with a smile, especially in some of the more rural and non-touristy areas. However, once I started walking through the slums of … Read More

Pros and Cons of Traveling Long Distances by Bus

Thai bus porn

Traveling by bus is cheap and (usually) convenient since there are many different companies competing for business along the same routes/destinations and there are bus stops at very frequent intervals. Plus in certain destinations bus travel is a necessary obligation. However there are disadvantages, too – the buses are often overcrowded and dirty and the … Read More