Asia

In Japan, Sometimes You’re a Toddler

May 25, 2017
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Little things have cropped up this week after two months in the country. I won’t say they’ve gotten me down, because I was aware of them and had experienced them before, but I certainly wouldn’t label them as positive experiences.
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Why Japanese is the Easiest Functional Language

April 16, 2017
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My take on linguistic relativity, and how Japanese may be the easiest language for functioning in the modern world due to the intuition of Japanese speakers and the plethora of stock phrases.
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3 Months as a Digital Nomad: Conclusions

December 14, 2016
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It’s my last week on the road as a digital nomad. There’s every chance in the world I’ll just be turning back around after the holidays and starting the process over again, but I’m considering options in the states as well, to be around to fight Trump’s agenda and defend those who are victims...
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8 Things to Do While you Wait in Colombo

December 13, 2016
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Let’s face it: the biggest city in Sri Lanka isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. While the country is certainly a draw for tourists and surfers, Colombo emits vibes all too familiar for some cities in Southeast Asia; tuk tuk drivers approach you constantly, the architecture and design aren’t exactly screaming “beautiful”, and...
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Death on a Train in Sri Lanka

December 8, 2016
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I've witnessed the aftermath of a few accidents during my travels: someone getting drunk and stepping into the path of a car in Japan; a fellow Texan waking up after a crazy night, not knowing how there came to be a huge cut in his hand. Never have I seen anything quite as gruesome...
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Why You Should Travel Just For Massages

November 14, 2016
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Why You Should Travel Just For Massages

There are many to cut down on expenses if you want to travel. Take it from me: there's absolutely no point in going to a spa or getting a massage in developed countries when you can pay ten percent of the cost in SE Asia.
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Dangerous to Use Uber in Bali?

November 5, 2016
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The popular ridesharing app may have its place in most countries, but in Indonesia, drivers can be threatened, beaten, and considered traitors.
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Should you Still Travel to Thailand?

October 19, 2016
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Thailand is still officially in mourning for the next year, leaving travelers to ask the shallow, but necessary question: should we still travel to Thailand?
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

October 12, 2016
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat might as well have been Disneyland. The same people sell the same food, drinks, and merchandise at every stop, spouting the same lines - "Hello, sir! You want T-shirt??" - and targeting tourists indiscriminately.
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Should Tourists Pay More for the Same Services?

October 10, 2016
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I think I can safely say I’m no longer a true budget traveler when I don’t try to scrimp and save at every corner. For me, it comes down to comfort and convenience.
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