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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Bak Kut Teh VS. Humba: Battle of the Braised Pork!

*WARNING: FOOD IS NON-HALAL. CONTAINS MOUTH-WATERING DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOS OF MEAT. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK* Asia is the biggest continent of the world. I mean with forty-eight (48) countries, now that’s a lot of people (4.5 billion people as of 2016 population status that is). Asia is so big it’s taking over 29.5% of…

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The Trinity of Hokkien Cuisine: Hokkien Mee, Lor Bak, Otak-otak

Hokkien Cuisine, originally called as Fujian Cuisine, is a native cooking style from China’s Fujian Province. It is known to be subtle yet full of flavor, soft and tender and is widely known to have a particular umami emphasis on its taste. This cuisine is known for bringing out the original flavor of the ingredients…

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Penang’s Famous Nasi Kandar: Line Clear

Still rings in my ear what my friend said, “Nothing but the best,” and this rings so true to my experience with Malaysian food. On my first day in Penang, I went to nothing but the best: Nasi Kandar Line Clear. I had plans to meet up with a local to show me around some…

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Moments and Epiphanies at the Lantern Festival: Finally Living My Dreams

I honestly don’t know where to begin. Last night was an incredibly emotional moment for me and even as I type this now I can feel my eyes start to water. I absolutely cannot believe where I am in life right now. I’m so proud of myself to be… here. This lantern festival in Chiang…

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Chilli Pan Mee Will Be Your Next Favorite Noodle Dish

You see, I’m a HUGE fan of noodles and I will try just about any noodle dish out there so I can find more favorites to add to my list. One day, I met an expat in Kuala Lumpur who wanted to introduce me to his favorite noodle dish. Understanding that different people have different…

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7 Ways to Make Your Singapore Trip Affordable

Why Singapore, right? I thought of the exact same thing when I was planning my trip around Southeast Asia, especially bearing in mind I have to be a penny pincher for this long, small budget journey. Why in the world would I want to visit one of the most expensive cities in the world? I…

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