Nepal: How to Spend Your Money Wisely

Nepal is very cheap especially in terms of food, accommodation, and transport. However, I ended up spending so much on visa extension, winter clothes, and the trekking stuff. I figured this can help you plan your trip better so I’ve come up with some ways to save up in Nepal. Visa It doesn’t make sense…

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Hiking the Himalayas: Annapurna Circuit

This is my personal diary of how my hike through the Annapurna Circuit went. By the time I went hiking, Thorong-La Pass was closed after heavy snowstorm and a series of avalanches two weeks prior. I knew I only had as far as Manang to go to and had to hike back the same way…

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Falling in love with Nepal

Chapter 3 of #MayanAroundTheWorld was the beginning on my shift on travel lifestyle — from spending 3 – 5 weeks in a country to extending it to 4 – 12 weeks per country. After a year of doing the former, I realized I would quickly get travel fatigue so I knew I had to change…

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Travel Fatigue is REAL

336 days. That’s how long I’ve been traveling so far. And let me tell you what — it’s not always exciting. Like any routine job, traveling can catch up to have its own routine, where things are the same and they eventually become redundant. Across the last 11 months, I remember that every now and…

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Tong Tem Toh | An Homage to Northern Thai Cuisine

The North always seemed to be portrayed as somewhat being surrounded in a cold environment leaving you with shivers and a cold shoulder perhaps? Well, with regards to the climate it is in fact true but because of its chilly atmosphere our taste buds would definitely crave for something soft, something hot, and probably something…

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An Adventure of a Lifetime: Cross-Country Motorbiking in Vietnam

I drove about 3,000 KM across Vietnam. And I am still in utter disbelief I was able to do this. I have always been curious about the world and how far I can venture out to explore and while I haven’t even gone halfway across the world yet, I’ve already seen so much beauty, met…

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Why Do Girls Color Their Hair? | Redefining Bold Moves

Someone I used to know told me that girls always do something drastic with their hair when something BIG happens in their life — and no, not the good kind. That person said he noticed a lot of girls cut their hair really short or color their hair crazy colors when something bad happens, most…

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Penang: Every Foodie’s Heaven

When I first got to Kuala Lumpur, within a week I gained 4 kilos from eating too much. I mean, how can anyone not? Malaysian food is the bomb diggity. With all my excitement and wide-eyed moments every time I tried something amazing, my local friend told me that I’m just getting started. He said…

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Village Fish Head Noodles | Malaysian Tom Yam

On our Southeast Asian culinary conquest, the gods of food, the old and the new has once again given us a blessing: Tom Yam. As George R.R. Martin once wrote ‘The north remembers’, but little did we know that the neighboring south, Malaysia, improvises. It would be tragic for a typical tourist to order up…

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