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Before I went to Morocco, I had no idea what a hammam was, let alone whether I should try a hammam for men in Marrakech. What is a Hammam for Men I confess I may have thought of a Muslim harem when someone first mentioned the word “hammam.” A harem is the part of the …

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Most people head to Chiang Rai to see the White Temple or perhaps the Blue Temple, but I think the Black House Museum is the best attraction there. What is The Black House Museum In Thai, baan means house and dam means black (you put the adjective after the noun in Thailand). The name Baandam is …

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Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple in Chiang Rai, is the city’s most popular attraction and one of the most beautiful temples in the world. As such, the endless stream of tourists passing through the temple can become a little uncomfortable, and getting a photo without anyone in it is nearly impossible. …

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The first time I came to Chiang Mai in November 2015, I was following a bunch of bloggers who attended TBEX Bangkok with me. I immediately fell in love with the northern capital of Thailand and resolved to make it my winter home base as much as possible. This is now my third time living …

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Kuala Lumpur was one of the last countries I visited in 2015. I went for two weeks to help at a hostel as a volunteer through Workaway. After my fast-paced travels through Europe in the summer, it’s been nice to slow down in SE Asia and take my time in cities. Somehow my two weeks …

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Not long ago, a new bike rental service opened up in Chiang Mai. Rather than renting from a store, you can now unlock bikes with the Mobike app. They’re cheap, they’re available all over the city, and they’re ready to break down at any moment. Here’s my review on the pros and cons of the …

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I don’t like Kuala Lumpur. I hate to say it, but it’s true. I almost always try to focus on the positive side of my travels, but I also have the responsibility of giving an honest report of things, although I do try not to sound too negative; there’s another profession that does that. So …

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The Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia are the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. They have a level of beauty and wonder on par with Pandora from Avatar, and the macaque monkey population makes the experience truly memorable. Kuala Lumpur’s key attractions are centered in the downtown area. The Petronas Twin Towers and …

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During my week in Vietnam this year, I only made it to a couple of the main attractions in Hanoi. While the Street Food Tour and Halong Bay were the highlights of my visit, the other attractions I saw were really interesting. As one of the last five communist countries in the world, Vietnam has …

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I wanted to write about what it was like to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, but there aren’t actually that many activities which could be termed celebrations. So this is simply the story of observing Chinese New Year, including both definitions of “observe” – upholding a tradition and watching from a distance. After …

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