Travel Stories

Experiencing ‘Real Nepal’ – Waku Village, Nepal

It was only after reading about Nepal being one of Asia's most affordable places to travel and to volunteer, that I even bothered considering a visit. I must admit, the only thing i knew about Nepal was that it was ...
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Remembering how to live on this planet – Panya Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand

I'm swinging on a hammock in a hostel in Barichara, Colombia. I'm the only guest in this hostel tonight and it's dark and gloomy outside with a heavy thunderstorm. The sky is roaring and thunderbolts are striking every minute. Wait. ...
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Deep within the vibration of my soul – New Life Foundation, Chiang Rai Thailand.

This is a story of my experience back in October 2014 in Chiang Rai Thailand, one of the very first destinations of my so called worldly travels. It took me a while to write this up, because I was rarely ...
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Witnessing the loss of the Hmong Tribe – Sapa Vietnam

With hopes to find a place to bunk for the night at one of the remote villages in Vietnam, away from the tourist infested city of Sapa, we biked down the mountain aimlessly until a lady wearing a pink turban, ...
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what is happiness?

The simple truth – You don’t need anything to be happy.

On one of the stops in Hatyai, a small city of Thailand, I decided to kill time at a coffee shop and wait for the rain to pass. It was pouring down endlessly, and I was feeling tired and grumpy ...
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Add some rhythm to your travel

It's been about 2 weeks since my solo journey began, and I'm noticing that it could get a little lonely at times. Luckily though, I have my own travel companion called the Asalato, a West African music instrument (apparently from ...
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Feel free to grow, Singapore, just don’t leave behind your Soul.

This is my 6th day since arriving in Singapore to catch up with my family, or 2 hours left to mark the start of my journey as I wait anxiously for the Bus to Thailand. Initially, Singapore wasn't a destination ...
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Journey Begins

Goodbye Australia

It was only after running desperately through the airport terminal as my name was being called for final boarding and after just making it onto the plane that I could finally relax and settle at my allocated seat, when the ...
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A journal a day keeps the travelers awake

The self proclaimed life lessons learnt throughout this preparation phase have so far been very educational and enjoyable. Quite unexpected really, to once again be reminded and relive the joy of learning stuff and discovering new things (especially about yourself) ...
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How I will save up $25k in 4 months

MONEY SAVING ANATOMY 101 This was the part where I wished I had prepared much earlier. There’s no denying that you will need money to travel for 12+ months. How much? That’s totally dependant on your travel style and where ...
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1 year travel with a 40L backpack? It’s not as hard as you think if you know this one advise. maybe.

PACKING ANATOMY 101 As soon as I made the decision to leave and started thinking of what to pack for my 12+ months journey, I already began learning things. Sure, “pack lite” but that’s a given statement, not a formula ...
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The lead up to what may be the biggest decision of my life

This has been by far the most difficult thing that I've ever attempted. The master plan of where I was going for the next 12+ months, how I was going to explain to my parents that I'm leaving the best ...
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Some fun facts of Singapore

This post is completely unrelated to my journey, but that's only because Singapore is like my 2nd home where I've spent over 10 years living during my high school days. So instead, I'll tell you some interesting fun facts of ...
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Australia is often called the land down under. The term comes from the fact that Australia (and New Zealand) are in the Southern Hemisphere, 'below' many other countries on the globe. And because they're located on the opposite side of ...
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