Asia 2019

Coron, Palawan, Philippines

My last island visit in the Philippines was in the northern Palawan region. I stayed off of Coron Island on a houseboat and then a floating bungalow. This gave me exclusive access to the lagoons before and after normal visiting hours. I also get lost my first night among the gigantic karst, jurassic aged, rocks… in the dark.

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Asia 2019

Halong Bay, VietNam

I take a day trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay. I spend an entire day on the bay and even kayak to a secret lagoon. I even visit a fishing village and see the BIGGEST fish ever- they capture and feed it in preparation for a family celebration, like a huge wedding.

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Asia 2019

Ninh Bình, VietNam

I spent 2 full days in Ninh Binh; actually I stay in Tam Coc. I was enamored with the landscape and scenery here. Every part of Tam Coc seemed authentic! I hiked to an amazing view point and took a row boat through 9 hidden caves.

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Asia 2019

Railay and Krabi, Thailand

I visit Railay- stay on East but frequent the West beach often. I go to a ladyboy show and watch a ton of sunsets. Then I navigate my way to Krabi which is a fiasco and not worth my time. Krabi Town would be great on it’s own but not for only 1 day- I thought it would be a convenient stop on my way to Siem Reap. Wrong.

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Asia 2019

Phuket, Thailand

I flew from DMK to HKT and my luggage didn’t make it- I talk about how I settle the issue. I stay at Bang Tao Beach in Phuket and find myself crashing a beach party with explosives. Then I stay a night in Old Town before leaving for Phi Phi.

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Asia 2019

What’s the capital of Thailand?

I ride a sleeper train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Not only do I explore the city, I take an organized group tour to the train to ride into Maeklong Railway Market, then hop on a boat to go into Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. I make a friend and explore more- Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan.

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