Southeast Asia

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Things to do in Pai

I’ve been to many places where I had absolutely no plans to go : Odessa in Ukraine, Batumi in Georgia, Jaipur in India, Kerala still in India among others… Most of the time I went to those places following advice from fellow travelers. Pai in Thailand is one of those cities. I didn’t even know the […]

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3 days in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, located in the north of Thailand, is known for being the world capital of digital nomads. But… What is a digital nomad? Someone who has the luxury to work from anywhere in the world, as long as the person has a laptop and an internet connection. Among other jobs, digitial nomads are developers, […]

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3 days in Bangkok

Bangkok! I don’t even need to introduce Bangkok to you! It’s the capital of Thailand and… what a capital! ALL the travelers/backpackers/tourists I met in Southeast Asia, either in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia or elsewhere… stopped by Bangkok. Sometimes just for a day, sometimes for a few days but everyone stopped by this city! Bangkok is […]

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Inle lake boat tour

Inle Lake is, like Bagan, a major tourist destination in Myanmar. In fact, Inle Lake is a big lake located in the center of the country, at altitude and surrounded by mountains. The water is shallow there. On the lake, there are floating villages, which means houses on stilts are there. The people living there […]

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Things to do in Mandalay

Damn, it’s been a while! I almost forgot how it felt! In Mandalay, a lot of people greeted me in the street and smiled at me! I’m a star, like in Uzbekistan! I was thinking about the things to do in Mandalay but as soon as I arrived, I noticed many locals were staring at […]

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Things to do in Yangon, Myanmar

The atmosphere is relaxed here. I would even say the vibe is cool here. I feel like I’m gonna like it. We are very far from the tensed atmosphere of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Now I’m in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. Or I’d rather say… the former capital of Myanmar. Since 2005, it’s Naypyidaw. But honestly, […]

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Denied entry at the airport : what to do?

“We will not let you get in the country, you’re going to take the next flight and go back to where you arrive from!” It never happened in my life before, and I didn’t think it would happen to me one day! I guess there’s a first time for everything! I was denied entry to […]

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Visit to Palawan Island, Philippines

Since I didn’t have much time, I had to pick one island I would visit during my stay in the Philippines. After doing my little research, I decided to visit Palawan Island. And to be really honest with you guys, I think I made the right choice. Many people say it’s one of the best islands […]

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Visit to the Taal volcano in the Philippines

Seems like the Taal volcano is spewing ash and might erupt anytime, the first time since 1977. More info here. This article recounts my visit to the Taal volcano BEFORE the potential eruption. While visiting Manila, I kept hearing around me people saying it’s useless to stay there and “You better go elsewhere in the […]

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Places to visit in Manila

For a short time, I hesitated. Should I visit Manila? Indeed, ALL the travelers I met agreed : it’s useless, there’s nothing to do there, there are no places to visit in Manila, etc… Even the travelers coming from Europe to visit the Philippines, usually take a flight to Manila, and right after another one […]

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Travel guide to Dili, capital of East Timor

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Do you know many people who’ve already been to East Timor? And to Dili, its capital? I’m not sure… Oh actually you know at least one person now, meee 😀 East Timor is probably the least visited country in Southeast Asia. Indeed, East Timor is located on the extreme eastern part of Southeast Asia, one […]

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Visiting Kelimutu National Park

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After visiting Kuta and Ubud in Bali, but also the Gili islands, I realized I only visited popular places in Indonesia among tourists. I wanted to have some peace and quiet, and I decided to go to the east part of Indonesia, on Flores island. I won’t write about my whole trip on Flores island […]

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Gili Islands guide

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The first time I heard about the Gili islands, it was a few years ago at work. A colleague went there on vacation and he loved it! He was telling me how great the islands are, he was also telling me that there’s something for every taste there, that he spent most of the time […]

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Kuta in Bali, you can skip it

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“Where are you going after Singapore?” I asked the beautiful Dutch girl in front of me, in the common area of the hostel in Singapore. “I’m going to Kuta, in Bali! What about you?” “Uuuh… Me too!!!” 😀 I had absolutely no idea where to go after my visit to Singapore. Actually I knew I […]

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Racism in Singapore

I already talked about it in my article about my visit to Singapore. This city-state, located in Southeast Asia, is very different from its neighboring countries. Either the culture, the standard of living, or even the odd rules you have to follow there. Therefore I was quite disoriented, sometimes surprised and constantly with my eyes […]

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Things to do in Melaka

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Malaysia is clearly the kind of country you have to go to if you want to relax. Admittedly there’s Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, but otherwise it’s possible to relax almost anywhere in the country. In Langkawi, you can spend some time chilling on the beach. George Town is the second largest city […]

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Visit to Langkawi, Malaysia

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Before starting my long term solo trip, I told my friends I wanted to go to Malaysia. Whenever I was saying “Malaysia”, all the people I know who had been there already told me the same thing “Oh you’re going to Malaysia? Then you have to visit Langkawi!” And when I was asking why, usually […]

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Guide to visiting Angkor Wat

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My visit to the Angkor temples didn’t come off so well. Let’s say my visit didn’t come off as well as I thought it would be, or not exactly how I was expecting it to be. It’s partly my fault, but I’m not the only one to blame. You must be like “How dare you!? […]

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Visit to Tuol Sleng (S-21) and Choeung Ek (the killing fields)

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A lot of travelers going to Cambodia don’t even stop by Phnom Penh, because they feel like there’s nothing to do there. However I recommend staying there for a few days, at least to visit the Tuol Sleng genocide museum (formerly prison S-21), but also Choeung Ek, the killing fields of the Khmer rouge. But […]

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Visit to Hoi An, the city of lanterns in Vietnam

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I heard a lot of good things about a small town located in the center of Vietnam, Hoi An (not to be confused with Hpa An!). I didn’t know this city but all the travelers I met kept telling me I really had to go “Hoi An, I loved it! You absolutely have to stop […]

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