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11 Apr Posted by in Cambodia | Comments

A Cambodian Wedding, or How to Nicely Get Scammed

A Cambodian Wedding, or How to Nicely Get Scammed

A long wait in Kompong Cham… I am heading to Kratie, a village in the middle of Cambodia. Kratie is a hotspot to observe the enigmatic Irrawady Dolphin – a highly endangered species of dolphin trying to survive in the Mekong’s waters. This morning at 6am, I hopped on a bus in Siem Reap. The ...

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03 Apr Posted by in Malaysia | Comments

Malaysia Travel Ideas

Malaysia Travel Ideas

Malaysia is a country located in South-East Asia. The country is divided between Peninsular Malaysia, which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and Malaysian Borneo, which lies in the Northern part of the island of Borneo. The two regions are separated by the South China Sea. The terrain varies from costal to mountainous and features abundant ...

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Karakoram Highway Hitchhiker

Karakoram Highway Hitchhiker

A lost lake in a lost place; Karakul Lake Karakul Lake: 3,600m altitude, 200km from Kashgar, 200km from Pakistan. It is 1pm, and 4 hours earlier I was in one of the hottest places in China, on the edge of the Taklamakan desert, in the city of Kashgar. Between here and the city, there’s 2300m ...

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31 Jan Posted by in Southeast Asia | Comments

From Nong Khai, Thailand to Chengdu, China

From Nong Khai, Thailand to Chengdu, China

A strange idea for a fun challenge… I am sitting on the banks of the Mekong in Nong Khai, Northern Thailand. Sipping in a coconut and Oreo shake, a funny question comes to me… How long would it take me to go from here to Chengdu, in the middle of China? The game: cover the ...

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01 Dec Posted by in Outdoors, Pakistan | 1 comment

Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan – The Land of Fairies

Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan – The Land of Fairies

The lake Saiful Muluk is located amidst the high mountain ranges of the Karakorum. Fed by the fresh glaciers of Malka Parbat, the lake rests in the Kaghan valley. It is a beautiful, clear water lake with a slight green shade. The temperature in the area is moderate during day time but drops to minus ...

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