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A Taste of the Expat Life in Penang, Malaysia

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The housekeeper walks in, takes one quick glance at the living room, declares the whole apartment ‘sparkly clean’ and proceeds to unpack two bags full of groceries. Apparently, we’re cooking curry today…and who’d dare argue with that? Sanra is not…
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Overlanding in Low Season?! You bet!

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We’re currently travelling through Southeast Asia at a time of year when many fellow travellers are keeping well away. The weather is crap, the heat unbearable and humidity stifling. As most overlanders know, the trick to keeping up this luxurious…
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Stories from Phnom Penh

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There’s a dead man lying in the gutter. A red cloth napkin covers his face. He’s wearing a colourful floral shirt, the kind which seem to be a big hit here with foreigners. I can tell he’s a Westerner because…
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Lao: a country tolerating itself into oblivion

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‘What is WRONG with you??! Don’t you understand I’m a V.E.G.E.T.A.R.I.AN.?!’ the pretty blonde Swedish girl screams out at the top of her lungs. Skinny mamma, the owner of the local eatery, just looks at her bewildered then shrugs her…
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Stopover ~ Singapore Style

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Stopovers. In our experience, they’re generally a waste of time, money, and effort. At various times we have decided to break up a long flight with a stopover in, say, JFK, and I have to say, they never live up…
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Lao and its dirty, evil, little secret

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We spend leisurely days in Luang Prabang, the reputed tourist hub of Lao and our official gateway to South East Asia. We’ve already been in the country for over a month and are only starting to feel well rested. China…
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Enticing Mui Ne

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We pulled into town on the afternoon bus from Saigon. Heat waves shimmered off the pavement, and the smell of pungent fish sauce assaulted our sinuses. Saigon, our entry point into Vietnam, had been sheer chaos. Amazing, intriguing, delicious and…

Mais où sont-ils (prise 2)

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Lents. Oui, nous sommes vraiment lents, sur la route comme sur le blog. Vous vous demandez où nous nous trouvons actuellement ? Si vous avez suivi un peu nos aventures, vous avez dû comprendre que nous ne sommes pas restés…
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Im Amazonas Tiefland

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< ?xml version="1.0"?> Für die nächsten acht Tage haben wir eine Abenteuer Tour im Amazonas Regenwald gebucht. MOMO lassen wir in Cusco stehen und per Flieger geht es 500km hinunter ins Amazonas Tiefland nach Puerto Maldonado.  Als wir aus dem Flieger aussteigen denken…
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Bali, the Island of the Gods (part one)

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It’s no wonder that Bali has a certain pull on its return visitors, and yet it’s difficult to capture in words exactly why… The Island of the Gods is an intoxicating medley of tan-skinned tourists in Bintang singlets, the sticky…
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Delays in posting…

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As you can already see, my posts here have been rather slim lately. Internet is a bit hard to come by in Indonesia, so getting photos uploaded and updates done hasn’t really been happening. Once I get somewhere with faster…

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