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Altos de Chavón – Disappointment in the Dominican Republic

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  Beach, sand and sun (and a few cocktails) are all you need for a relaxing all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean. The white-powdered beaches and turquoise waters of Punta Cana attract thousands of tourists every year including myself. Prior to … Read More

Monks, Wats, Shopping, Eating and Sweating in Luang Prabang

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  I‘ve already written about the day Luang Prabang cast a spell on me but now it’s time to write about monks, wats, shopping, eating and sweating, in other words, things to do in the former royal capital of Laos. … Read More

The Day Luang Prabang Cast a Spell on Me

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  Nestled in a viridescent valley reminiscent of a masterpiece painting, the ancient town of Luang Prabang is located in Northern Laos at the confluence of the Mekong river and the less imposing Nam Kahn river. The cobbled sidewalks embellished … Read More

Traveling Isn’t Always Pretty: Mishaps of my Trip in South East Asia

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  With an abundance of almost-perfect pictures of travelers drinking cocktails on white-powdery beaches, trekking with apparent ease through thick jungles and posing flawlessly in front of historical monuments, it’s easy to believe that traveling is always wonderful and worry-free. … Read More

A Small Taste of Tokyo – What To Do On An 8-Hour Layover

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  So you’re transiting through Narita International Airport in Japan and have an 8-hour layover; this makes you instantly roll your eyes, let out a hefty sigh and start to wonder what to do with all that time deemed wasted. … Read More

Visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels and Why I Didn’t Like It

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  The Vietnam War stretched out from 1955 to 1975 entailing millions of fatalities including some in the neighboring (non-participating) countries of Laos and Cambodia. It was a war waged between the United States and two opposing parties in Vietnam: … Read More

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