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Travel in Southeast Asia

Travel in Southeast Asia

A collection of blog posts on travel in Southeast Asia. We have posts from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, did we miss many?

Getting a Traditional Thai Tattoo, a Sak Yant, in Bangkok

I’ve got my traditional Thai tattoo, it’s hours old and I love it. It’s about hand-sized, in the middle of my back and it holds a deep meaning. It was created by a master Ajarn – Ajarn Neng- with a traditional metal spike. It hurt, only a little. Want to know more? There is a …

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Train, Bus, Fly?

A favourite part of any trip to Thailand, the Bangkok to Chiang Mai journey, is to be enjoyed not endured. Chiang Mai is a fantastic destination, it is cheap, relaxed, and very different from Bangkok. We highly recommend a trip to this part of northern Thailand and exploring further into the mountains if possible. There …

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Proof of Onward Travel for Thailand. Do You Need It?

This is the question I’m asked most in our Facebook group – Living Differently. Do I need onward flight tickets, a return flight ticket, or other proof of onward travel, to fly into Thailand. It’s not always Thailand, sometimes it’s Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but we’ll address Thailand in this post. First I’d like to …

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8 Reasons to Visit Sarawak Now!

 Sarawak is a state in north-west Borneo, part of Malaysia. The Malay part of Borneo is sometimes called Eastern Malaysia. Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan are the three Malaysian states and federal territories in Borneo. The rest of Borneo belongs to Indonesia and Brunei. In times gone by Sarawak changed hands regularly before becoming a part …

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Manta Ray Bali Tour- A Snorkel, Swimming or Dive Trip

The day we went swimming with manta rays off Bali Indonesia, was one of my favorite days of our six years of full-time travel. The famous Manta Bay is actually off Nusa Penida and we were staying in Ubud Bali. Were we even close enough to take this epic snorkeling trip? It turned out that …

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