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I Should Have Stayed Home

Chinese public holidays are the worst time to travel in China. Why? Because it’s when everyone travels in China. Bus stations pack, train tickets become unavailable and plane tickets skyrocket. And while this is worst and most prevalent during the… Continue Reading →

Laos Mountain Roads

Laos looks small on the map. At 236,800 square kilometers, it’s only slightly smaller than the UK or my home state of Michigan. What these maps don’t show is a landscape the likes of which I had never really seen… Continue Reading →

The Road Not Taken: Revelations and Bus Stations

There are those moments when stark realizations overlay themselves on what you are experiencing in the moment. Perhaps they come from song lyrics. From a literary reference. Or maybe something passively told to you drunkenly at a bar. At the… Continue Reading →

Muang Sing: A Foggy Dawn in the Morning Market

If there is one spot all the guides of Muang Sing say is a “must see”, it’s the town’s Morning Market.  To be perfectly honest, at that time, markets never interested me all that much.  However, they have since grown… Continue Reading →

Muang Sing: Fleeting Friendships in the Night Market

This is where I found myself; I had been away from the United States for nearly a year. Through intermittent wifi, I received word my best friend of a decade had died. And I had just exited a bus in… Continue Reading →

My Sundown in South East Asia

  The decision came at the end of the road.  In Hanoi, I had hit the wall that is the Chinese border and there was no further direction to continue on that I had not already been.  Passing the heat-laden… Continue Reading →

Monday Travel Quote: Moving On

 

Monday Travel Quote: This Window Seat

Monday Travel Quote: A Fine Line

Weekly Reblog #26: How Blogging Ruined my Vacation to Beijing

How Blogging Ruined my Vacation to Beijing | Monkey Abroad “A week ago, I was looking forward to documenting my 5-day vacation in Beijing by creating a short travel video packed with cool shots of the city, travel advice and my personal experiences. That… Continue Reading →

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