Borobudur is an 8th-century Buddhist monument in Indonesia. There’s nothing “unusual” about this place (at least, not like the Island of Dolls) except that it is unique in the world for the type of temple it is. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and it is decorated with 2,672 relief […]
Last year, I talked about how travelers are often chasing ghosts. We revisit places, trying to capture that initial amazingness we felt while we were there. And most of the time we end up disappointed. We go back and try to re-create something that can’t be re-created. We are all like drug addicts, simply trying […]
Food is such an integral part of so many cultures that to skip out on meals when you travel is to miss a huge part of traveling. I’m always disappointed when I meet travelers who cook all their meals in a hostel kitchen. It is possible to eat out on a budget, and I’ll show you how!
But many travelers have a valid concern when it comes to food — eating out all the time is expensive. Imagine if you ate out every day — your food budget would be astronomical!
I’ve always wanted to see fjords. They’re supposedly beautiful and mind-numbingly stunning. Plus the word’s cool. I mean, just pronounce that word: f j o r d. It sounds so cool. I just like saying it. Fjord. Fjord. Fjord. And when I was planning my trip to Norway, the only thing I made the tourism […]
With the summer travel season picking up, airfares are going up, so trying to figure out how to find a cheap flight can be quite confusing. What is a good price? What is bad? What are the latest tricks? Heck, even I get confused sometimes and I deal with this stuff everyday! So I decided […]
Despite my low-budget hostel travels, it’s been a long time since I’ve really felt like a backpacker. Sure, I travel like one (most of the time). I stay in hostels. I eat cheap. I do backpacker-style tours. I hang out with other backpackers. But I haven’t felt like a backpacker in a long time. In […]