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3 days in Singapore

Wow! I’m used to live comfortably with not that much money in Southeast Asia. Either in Laos, Vietnam or Indonesia, I just need a few euros to sleep, eat, do activities and have a beer! But it was without counting Singapore, the city state of Southeast Asia. Everything is extremely expensive compared to the neighboring […]

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Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

“Where you from?” “From KL” “Huh?” “I’m from KL!” “What’s that KL???” “Kuala Lumpur!!!” “Oh sorry I didn’t know the term ‘KL’!” The first time I heard the term “KL”, from what I remember I think it was in Eastern Europe. I thought that was how cool people were calling Kuala Lumpur, the capital of […]

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Things to do in George Town, Penang

George Town is the capital of Penang Island, located northwest of Malaysia. I didn’t particularly want to go there but Penang Island is not far from Langkawi, where I spent a few days to relax. After doing my little research, I finally told myself “Yeah… Why not go to the capital of Penang Island, George […]

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3 days in Phnom Penh, the pearl of Asia

I took a van in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, to go spend 3 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! On the way, we stopped at the border to get our passports stamped and pay the visa fees. Simple formality. But our driver asked us to pay $35 for the Cambodian visa, even though the actual price […]

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3 days in Ho Chi Minh

Oh my God! The scooters in Hanoi were annoying me to the highest degree, but I hadn’t set foot in Ho Chi Minh City yet, the financial capital of Vietnam. The traffic is insane in Ho Chi Minh City, even worse than Hanoi. Many locals wear anti-pollution masks, there’s noise all over the place and […]

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Going on a Halong Bay cruise

My visit to Halong Bay was a flop. A big flop! Yeah, we’ve all heard about Halong Bay dozens of time, we’ve all seen wonderful pictures on the internet, and anyway, how could I go to Vietnam, and not visit Halong Bay? After spending a few days in Hanoi, I told myself I had to […]

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Visit to Hanoi, a city infested with scooters

“Oh you’re going to Hanoi? You’ll see stray dogs all over the streets in Southeast Asia. Except in Vietnam. You know what happen to stray dogs over there? They catch them, and they eat them. The few dogs you’ll see will be keep on a leash“. That’s what a Lao guy told me in Luang […]

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Things to do in Vientiane

Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Pakse, Thakhek… Only Asian-sounding city names! And then Vientiane, a city name sounding way more Western! How come? Very simple, Laos was part of Indochina, this former French colony. At the time Vientiane was called Viang Chan, but the Frenchies found it difficult to pronounce the name… So they “Frenchified” Viang […]

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Things to do in Vang Vieng

Let’s face it, Vang Vieng is the kind of city where people mainly go to party. I was in Luang Prabang just before, and I felt like it was a party place. But actually it was nothing compared to what I was about to see in Vang Vieng…. Korean, Australian and European people who were […]

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Things to do in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai (not to be confused with Chiang Mai!) is a city located in the north of Thailand. Travelers going to the north of Thailand usually visit Chiang Mai, Pai, and then check the things to do in Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai is the most northern city, and it’s also the biggest city of the […]

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Visit to Kerala, God’s own country

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You’ve probably heard about, or even seen from your own eyes that famous Indian headshake. We don’t really see it in the north of India (although it’s present there). But the more you head to the south of the country, the more the headshake gets visible. When I finally arrived in the south of India, […]

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Just chillin in Vagator Beach, Goa

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Vagator Beach… Excellent choice to relax! I gathered a lot of information about India before getting there, the places to see, etc… And there was one place I kept reading about, apparently a must see when you go to India : the state of Goa, on the west coast of India. And what’s so special […]

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Visit to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan

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I didn’t plan to go to Jaipur. The thing is, after visiting New Delhi, and also Agra and its Taj Mahal, two cities of the golden triangle in India, I was like “All right, let’s complete the circle and visit the third city of this golden triangle, Jaipur“. And Jaipur is only 240 kilometers (150 […]

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Visit to Delhi, the Indian capital

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I’m not gonna lie. I went to India with apprehension. In fact, I had a big apprehension before my visit to Delhi, the first city I visited in India. I heard so many conflicting things about this country, and I read a lot of contradictory information. I had already paid my flight and my visa, […]

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Horse riding along Song Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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Song Kul, a mesmerizing lake located in Kyrgyzstan. With Issyk Kul, it’s one of the major tourist attractions in Kyrgyzstan. And this is completely understandable, those two lakes are splendid. Watching them, you really feel like YOU are in the scenery of a postcard. And the best way to enjoy those two lakes, is to […]

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Visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Everybody told me the same thing. The ride from Almaty in Kazakhstan, to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan goes smoothly. Crossing the border is easy and quite fast, which is logical. The two countries are neighbors, same culture, they were both part of the same country not that long ago, a lot of people make the trip […]

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Things to do in Almaty

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I already talked about it in my article with all the tips about Uzbekistan, but Central Asia, in general, doesn’t attract many people. With no mass tourism, interactions with the locals are more authentic, and after Tashkent, my last stop in Uzbekistan, I knew I would still be blown away for the next few weeks, […]

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Things to do in Tashkent

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Tashkent is the first stopover of almost all travelers who decide to visit Uzbekistan. Bur for me, it was my last stop, before going to Kazakhstan. Indeed, I didn’t go straight to Uzbekistan by plane, but overland from Turkmenistan… And I already had the opportunity to visit Bukhara and Samarkand, before getting to the Uzbek […]

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Things to do in Samarkand

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I was told that Bukhara was THE city to visit in Uzbekistan, and as I was explaining it in my post about Bukhara, I probably set the bar a bit too high, and I was a little bit disappointed. Thus I was expecting anything for the other cities, and I wasn’t expecting anything special regarding […]

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Things to do in Bukhara

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I had high expectations. I had really high expectations. I think my expectations were a bit too high. A lot of people told me that if there was only one city to visit in Uzbekistan, it should be Bukhara. Once again, I did my research beforehand and I found a lot of information here and […]

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