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S-21: A genocide survivor’s story

This past weekend, April 17th to be exact, marks the 40th anniversary.. It’s embarrassing for me to admit, but before coming to Cambodia, my knowledge of this country consists of one history podcast of Angkor and, sadly, Tomb Raider. That was it. So to learn that this beautiful country with the humblest of people had… Read more…

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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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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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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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Double the Fun, a V-Day Tribute

Our V-Day tribute. Nothing says love more than couples in match-y clothes! OK, so Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly my favorite of holidays, but I’m not going to rain on other people’s parade if they find it all lovey-dovey and romantic and stuff. So, for you love birds out there, this couple coordinated-wardrobe post is for… Read more…

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Breathtaking Biking in Bali

2 bikes, rice paddies and a nose dive. Or, cycling in Bali. I’m almost certain you’re probably thinking this is our Eat, Pray, Love moment. Hardly the case as anyone who has actually been to Bali, specifically Ubud can attest, biking in Bali isn’t your typical stroll in the park. Especially not in flip flops…. Read more…

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