Hostel Tales

When you were just on the verge of sleep in a strange hostel and a stranger wakes you up and asks you if you want to join them and he was totally naked except for a towel around his waist, that's a whole different story. I have a love-hate relationship with…

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Lost in Translation

Sunset view over Mekong Delta from Saigon bridge. Language is always one of the barriers you have to deal with when traveling, especially in areas where English is not widely spoken. Your troubles will start from trying to get a ride from the airport to getting around to wherever you're going.…

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Checking in mix-ups and mishaps

I like flying, but like most travelers, the checking in process at the airport is one of the aspects that I find less appealing. I just want it to be over and done with as fast and as soon as possible. I was heading to George Town, Exuma Island in the Bahamas…

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Early morning at the Cai Rang floating markets

The floating markets are among the most popular attractions in Vietnam and if you are in the country, put it in one of your must-visit destinations. Some months back, I went with a couple of friends to visit the famous Cai Rang floating markets in Can Tho, about four hours away…

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Visit to the Long Neck Karen Hill tribe

The Long Neck Karen Hilltop tribe is one of the top attractions that draws a never-ending stream of tourists to Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost city. Some time ago, I finally got to see the tribe in their village one afternoon. Thatched huts with rows of open stalls met our eyes, all…

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Chasing the Bahamas swimming pigs

  The first time I heard about swimming pigs years ago, I did not exactly jump up and down or thought that I would ever visit the famous pig island in the Bahamas. I grew up in neighborhoods where people raised pigs for a living while making the lives of people…

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The Queen’s Staircase: A Bahamas landmark

Tucked in between towering 100-foot limestone walls below Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas is a flight of steep stairs is a landmark in the Bahamas--the Queen's Staircase. Brief history The British colonized the Bahamas and it became a target for others to wanted to control the island, hence three forts were…

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