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April 21, 2017

I’m a Southeast Asian Traveler, Neither Rich Nor a Begpacker

SA PA, VIETNAM | Yes, I’m Jona, a Southeast Asian traveler, neither rich nor a begpacker. These are my honest thoughts on the recent “white Begpackers in Southeast Asia” phenomenon.  EDIT: I’ve been called racist for pointing this out. I’ve been called anti-white. Hell no, I’m dating a white guy, by the way. Some of my friends are non self-righteous Westerners. What I find resenting though are those self-righteous, self-entitled individuals, regardless of race and religion. This article doesn’t cover all the geopolitics involved in traveling. All I want is a dialogue. And please read the epigraph thrice if the article […]
March 29, 2017
secrets pavilion urban boutique hotel review

9 Things I Love about Secrets Pavilion Urban Boutique Hotel

My year-long trip kicked off in Cambodia. I spent a total of nine nights ( 3 nights Phnom Penh, 3 nights Battambang, and 3 nights Siem Reap) before flying to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (My Malaysia Travel Guide) to catch my flight to Sydney, Australia. I’m going to write it backwards. I would start it with a count down of the things I love about Secrets Pavilion Urban Boutique Hotel.  1. It is within walking distance of the lively Night Market, Pub Street, Old Market, and dining scenes. I stayed for three nights at Secrets Pavilion Urban Boutique Hotel, and everytime […]
February 25, 2017
Right Motorbike For Vietnam Road Trip

How to Pick the Right Motorbike for your Epic Road Trip in Vietnam

A NOTE FROM THE BLOG OWNER: I met David, then single, and his brother, then newly divorced, on one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines—Siargao! {Check our photos of our Siargao trip!} We went island-hopping together, and they probably sensed that I was a broke traveler that they handled the boat rental. That was more than four years ago, if my memory served me right. Right after David’s trip to the Philippines, he met a girl in Vietnam, they fell in love, they got married, and created a wonderful girl together! 😉 This post was actually a comment […]

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