Posts in Asia
Capitalizing on Cappadocia: 10 Photos That Prove Winter Is the Best Time to Visit

Known for sprawling landscapes filled with fairy chimneys, an abundance of cave hotels, underground cities and sunrise hot air balloon rides, Cappadocia, Turkey is a fascinating draw for travelers from all over the world. Here are 10 of my favorite photos to prove winter truly is the best time to visit.

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In Defense of Turkey: Couchsurfing in a Controversial Country

CouchSurfing is an app that connects travelers with locals who have a spare couch or bed available in a given destination. Here’s why you should consider giving it a try in Turkey, and experience the generosity and hospitality of the Turkish people for yourself!

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Spotlight on Spin Designer Hostel, El Nido

Planning a trip to the Philippines? After my own experience, I feel confident enough to offer some very simple advice. Step 1: Beeline it straight for El Nido, and Step 2: Book a bed (or room!) at Spin Designer Hostel. I promise you won’t regret it, and I'll tell you why.

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10 Photos That Prove Georgetown is the Cutest City in Malaysia

Georgetown. It's the eclectic and artsy capital of Penang Island, located in the northwestern state of Penang, Malaysia. Often overlooked for the country's bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown is quickly gaining attention as a cultural hub full of colorful street art, cafes, and cheap accommodation. Read on on for 10 photos that prove why Georgetown's undeniable charm is worth the trip.

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Tatted in Thailand

Interested in getting tatted in Thailand? Having experienced the popular bamboo method and traditional machine methods while living in the country, I’m here to compare both experiences and let you know what to expect!

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Bangkok's Airplane Graveyard

If you live in or are visiting Bangkok, I think you too should clamber around the heaps of metal that used to fly through the sky and are now looked after by a Thai family living in a shack (smart little business venture, if you ask me.) Bangkok, I’ve learned, is home to some of the most unique exploration opportunities. The Airplane Graveyard is one such opportunity.

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An American, on Thailand, via the British

Usually I'm the one doing the writing- so it was quite a novel experience when I was approached to interview for an article about expats in Thailand. The writer, penning the piece for BBC Capital, had a string of questions intended to elicit responses about life in Thailand. I spoke about my own story and the pros and cons of living  in Bangkok, and also shed some light on why other expats decide to make the country their long-term home. 

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How Siem Reap, Cambodia Will Irrevocably Steal Your Heart (And Hopefully Nothing Else...)

I’m here to tell you that Siem Reap, Cambodia deserves a spot on your “must see” list.  You will fall in love with the people. The coldest of hearts will find themselves completely wrapped up in their history. You will cherish every morsel of food that you discover. Lastly,  you will feel like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Every single day.

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Ever wondered what celebrating Christmas in a Southeast Asian country looks like? Well, a Thai Santa throwing money out into a crowd of children, turns out. I also detail my adventures in the south of Thailand for New Years. Think booze cruises, cliff jumping, and really awkward massages.

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