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5th April 2014
Nauhang-Sugar Beach

you should've paddled it yourself!
to spare you from guilt and participating in child labor. but I don't blame you for not wanting to. The trip does sound exhausting with all the transfers. I wouldn't have bothered unless there was a free buffet at the end
27th March 2014

true that
ive only been travelling here in canada for 3 weeks and i feel so tired already. because i feel pressured to see something everyday so I dont waste time. but it is tiring
28th March 2014

Yes sometimes I feel that way as well, and then I remind myself that I don't have to jam every possible thing into the limited time I have. Better to go at a pace I'm comfortable with, and enjoy myself without the stress. Happy and safe travels!
19th March 2014

welcome back!
Thanks for visiting again. Hope you have a great time:)
22nd March 2014

Thanks, I'm sure I will!
13th March 2014

Great pictures!
I just discovered your blog and subscribed. If you get more time, I'd love to hear more about your experiences in Khon Kaen. You're pictures make it look like a great place to visit.
13th March 2014

Thanks Matthew. I can't say I'm particularly familiar with Khon Kaen, since I was essentially just passing through, on my way to the border with Laos, and therefore only spent three days there. But in general I found it to be a relaxed place, rather low-key, and to some extent centred around the sprawling university. Lots of mosquitoes though, especially during the night, so bring repellent!
4th March 2014
"The Whistle Group"

Really nice Thailand Holiday Destination
5th March 2014
"The Whistle Group"

Thanks, glad you like the blogs and photos. There'll be more to come! Happy travels!
4th March 2014

that island
first time I came to Thailand I was going to stay here--then heard there are lots of wild dogs--that did it for me--then Chose Koh Chang--have been going there ever since--some crowded popular beaches-you just have to find the right one
5th March 2014

Yes the wild dogs are absolutely true! But they weren't aggressive at all though, at least not the ones I encountered. Yes I was also told about Koh Chang, and how it's better. Hopefully I'll get a chance to visit sometime in the future. It's pretty close to the border with Cambodia, so might make for a good visa run pit stop!
22nd December 2013

Go to other northern cities other than bj. That may change your mind about the stereotype of northerners
26th December 2013

Haha yes and I'm sure you mean Xi-an! Anyway my brief experience in the south has already changed my stereotypes of mainland Chinese as a whole - that is, I shouldn't stereotype!
17th June 2013

Going on my list!
That place looks amazing! I've been looking for non-traditional tourist places in Indonesia and this looks perfect - just the experience of getting there alone may make it worth it. Would it be an ok place for a woman travelling alone?
17th June 2013

Yes I think it should be fine, the people there seemed friendly and genuine enough. But of course as a solo female traveller you should exercise the same caution as you would in most other places... Getting to the lake is certainly an experience itself! It's a short 1.5h bus ride from the nearest major town/ city of Bukittingi. Good luck and safe travels!
2nd June 2013

Accomodation in Pathein
Hi there! I was searching for accomodation in Pathein and came across your blog. I was wondering if you enjoyed staying in Taan Taan Ta Guesthouse and how much it cost per night? I'd imagine that it might have increased since you were there but it would be useful to have a ballpark figure. Thanks, Kenneth
6th June 2013

Hi Kenneth Sure, yes I remember Taan Taan Ta (with a name like that, who could forget?). It was USD10 per night, for a private fan room with double bed and shower (cold, I think). No TV. Place was fine, felt safe, and clean enough. I remember there being other locals staying there I think, as well as several cats. Location was good, as it was close to the market, some restaurants (a good Indian briyani nearby) and shops, as well as the main temple in town (I forgot the name), and an internet cafe, and the bus station. But Pathein is a very compact and walkable city in any case. Hope you have a good time there! I think Pathein's not one of those places every backpacker goes, so it felt quite satisfying to me when I popped by for a quick look...
29th May 2013

I was in sibu too!
Hey jeremy! What a coincidence! I was in sibu on the 18th too!! For a friend's wedding.. But what are the odds!! Too bad we didn't bump into each other. Was too busy buying 40 pieces of kom pia to tapau back to kl. -__- anyway, safe travels!!
6th June 2013

That is indeed an incredible coincidence! Well I guess in any case I was already heading up river to Kapit on the morning of the 18th, but yes, very very surprising. I didn't know they are famous for kom pia (what is that?). I just ate A LOT of Kolo Mee... Btw I read about your sister's engagement on FB. Pls send her my congratulations!
18th May 2013

Butanding-what an amazing creature!
What a life changing experience to be able to swim alongside butanding! I share you point of persistence pays off..
11th May 2013
Jame' Asri Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

We loved our time in Brunei
Thanks for the memories
13th May 2013
Jame' Asri Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Glad to hear that, take care!
27th April 2013

Well if you can come back
Well if you like that, babuyan islands up in the north has 14 species of whales february through may. Among them are the humpback whales. If your lucky enough blue whales which can easily dwarf a butanding can also be found here :)
28th April 2013

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely keep them in mind for my next trip back to the Philippines, though I was thinking of checking out the Visayas which I didn't visit the last time...

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