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Turns out I’m royalty

Last year, I visited family in Hue, Vietnam to discover my roots. For the longest time, I asked my dad why my last name was different from his. Mine is Bao, his is Vinh. He said it was because, “we come from a royal dynasty where the last name changes from generation to generation.” I… Read more…

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Snapshots from Angkor

I know it’s long over, but here it is – Angkor in photos! Last July, we boarded a bumpy bus ride to cross the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. We know little about the country before coming here. In fact, the only reason Cambodia was on our list was because I wanted to see Angkor… Read more…

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Favorite eats in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL is more than just shopping malls, tall buildings, luxury goods and cars. It’s all about the food and some of the best eats aren’t in fancy restaurants, but rather, the best food can be found in food centers and street eats. Eat with the tourist at Food Republic Located in the… Read more…

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Thailand: Travel Costs & Highlights

The final wrap up from our time in the land of smiles! After 3-months of travel, we finally made it to our first SE Asia country and it was about time. We were growing tired of living on a backpacker’s budget. It was time to splurge a little for luxury in the land of smiles… Read more…

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Where To Stay: Thailand

List of places we’ve stayed in Thailand. Pros and con and more. We decided to start a new series on all the places we’ve stayed and whether we’d recommend it.. starting with Thailand. We used Agoda.com for hotel search and booking. Also, keep in mind we tend to live on a flashpacker’s budget. Meaning there… Read more…

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Full Moon Party in Thailand

It’s like a rave. Or an LMFAO music video gone horribly wrong. I thought it was about time I wrote this post. Same time last year, we were island hopping in the south of Thailand. We attended the Full Moon Party first before making our way up to Chiang Mai to participate in the Songkran Festival,… Read more…

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Chasing Sunrise and Dolphins in Bali

The beaches of Lovina may not be the prettiest in Bali, Indonesia, but what they lack in beach beauty, they make up in gorgeous sunrises and pods of dolphins swimming freely in the wild! We rose at the butt crack of dawn hoping to be one of the first ones out in the open water…. Read more…

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