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Exploring the ruins in Lopburi, Thailand
22 Jun 2016

Exploring the Ruins in Lopburi, Thailand’s Ancient Monkey Town

You might think, after watching Planet of the Apes, that a town run by monkeys would be a relatively civilized and peaceful place. The reality couldn’t be further from the myth. The monkeys in Lopburi constantly scrap amongst themselves, make love (probably not the right expression) on rooftops and harass

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Bahia Inglesia , one of the best beaches in Chile
15 Jun 2016

Bahia Inglesia: One of the Best Beaches in Chile

The 22 hour bus ride between San Pedro de Atacama and Santiago sounded like torture, so I made it my mission to find a worthwhile place to break up the trip. Bahia Inglesia immediately drew me in. The white sand and turquoise water surely weren’t as picture perfect as they

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10 Jun 2016

May 2016 Travel Report: A Month in North India

After a fairly quiet April, most of which was spent relaxing / writing on a paradise island in Thailand as well as a quick return to Singapore, I headed to India for what could potentially be my last big solo adventure. I started in the heat and chaos of Delhi

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A day in Hue, Vietnam
07 Jun 2016

A Day in Hue, Vietnam: Touring the Citadel and Tombs of the Former Imperial Capital

Between 1802 and 1945 a succession of emperors ruled over central Vietnam from Hue, a small city on the banks of the Perfume River. Some were dynamic leaders and others were puppets to the French, whose influence grew as the years rolled by. Despite their growing irrelevancy, the Nguyễn emperors continued

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A trip to Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador
01 Jun 2016

A Trip to Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador’s Luxury Lake

El Salvador isn’t a country you associate with luxury. While this tiny Central American country is relatively poor, it is home to plenty of rich people, and a lot of them seem to have houses next to Lago de Coatepeque. That’s not great news for tourists though. Huge sections of

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Cycling to the ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand
24 May 2016

Cycling to the Ruins in Ayutthaya, the Former Capital of Thailand

March is the beginning of the hot season in Thailand. I’m sure you’re thinking that it’s pretty much always hot in Thailand, and you’re right, but at this time of year the scales often threaten to tip 40 degrees. It was in these conditions that we decided to cycle to the

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