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Gallery: Lompok

INDONESIA | Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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For The Love Of Elephants

THAILAND | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [1832] | Video

The Elephant has long been the symbol of Thailand. A majestic animal. It roamed the jungles, lived near streams and was occasionally put to work in the service of kings. It even was used as a religious symbol at temples. While some roamed free, ... Read more >

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Partying in Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [1375]

I arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand's second city, and Major city in the North. It is a huge place, sprawling for miles in all directions, with no tall buildings. It is also a pretty place. Surrounded by mountains, with a nice river, and an old ... Read more >

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Luang Prabang

LAOS | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [869]

I booked a highly rated hostel in Luang Prabang (A World Heritage site in Laos, Described by my friend Thy as the best place to chill in asia) called SpicyLaos. In some ways it was great. The manager was extremely helpful. They organized excursions ... Read more >

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Temples of Angkor, Day 3

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [1349]

My final morning I woke up deliberately at 4AM, since I was supposed to get picked up at 4:30 by my tuk-tuk driver to go see the sunrise. I had no idea what time I needed to be at Angkor Wat. By 4:45 my driver still had not shown up, and I tried ... Read more >

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Temples of Angkor, Day 2

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [708]

My second day at Angkor Wat started badly. Again I was woken up at 4 AM by the dogs and had to wait until 7AM for the driver. After stewing for a while, I decided I didn't like the plan that my driver had come up with. From the pictures and descriptions ... Read more >

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Temples of Angkor, Day 1

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [892]

Angkor Wat was one of my dream destinations and the centerpiece of my trip. Unfortunately, pretty much everything went wrong with my trip there. It started with my getting booked in a guesthouse that had some major flaws. First they spoke almost no ... Read more >

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Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [2159]

Phnom Penh has lots of things going for it. It has a beautiful riverfront setting. Great French Colonial Architecture. Wide boulevards. The residents are young and very good looking. The food is great. But everything about the city makes me want ... Read more >

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A quick stop in KL

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [771]

I had a very short visit to Kuala Lumpur (KL) on my way to Cambodia because my flights did not connect, so I visited for less than a day. Most people say that KL is boring and there is not much to see. I just can't understand that. I had lots of things ... Read more >

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Jobja

INDONESIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | Views [2346] | Comments [4]

From Bali I flew to Jobjakarta, known to the Indonesians as Jobja, and sometimes spelled with Y's instead of J's just to further confuse foreigners. Anyway, Jobja is a medium size city in central java, most famous for the Buddhist temple Borobudur.... Read more >

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Gallery: Bantey Srei

CAMBODIA | Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Sunrise

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Back to Bali (via Borneo?)

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [809] | Comments [1]

My last 2 days in Bali were spent in a cheap place near the airport, and accross the steeet from a large western mall. I actually had arrived without a reservation and spent an hour driving around with a taxi looking at places. After seeing 3 places ... Read more >

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Gallery: Bali 1

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kota Kinablu

CHINA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Hong Kong

CHINA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Senggigi

INDONESIA | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [1661]

I took the boat back to Lombok at 8 AM (its a 30 minute ride). Unfortuently, my boat was going to Bansal instead of straight to sengigi (there was another boat that was going straight there, but I had my stupid booking with warren wanaka). After arriving ... Read more >

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The Power of Information

INDONESIA | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [1074]

Information is very valuable. How much should things cost? What are good places to go? Who can you trust? When traveling, I hate leaving the backpacker path, since if I am not staying at good hostels, everything else becomes more expensive and my time ... Read more >

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Gallery: Shanghai

CHINA | Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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