Category Archives for "East & SE Asia"

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Tanah Lot and Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia

These are the two most important temples in Bali, and Uluwatu is probably even more famous because of the world class wave that breaks nearby, and thus were two visits we were not about to miss. Tanah Lot is about 45 minutes (by scooter )away from Kuta and is usually visited during sunset because of […]

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Visiting Bangkok in One Day

Woohoo!! We were in Bangkok again, a city we already knew, enjoy and can get around quite easily, plus it is the best hub from where to fly pretty much anywhere in East Asia thanks to Air Asia, my favourite low cost airline. Thus, we allowed ourselves three nights prior to our flight to Bali, […]

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2 Discovering Hanoi on a Budget

The uneventful trip was so until we reached Hanoi, where customs agents would not let us get money from an ATM so that we could pay in USD the pre arranged visa we had prepared through an online travel agency. Fortunately, a portuguese tour operator who was escorting a group of travellers saw our situation […]

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8 Japan: Osaka and Kyoto during Obon

Obon is the most important holiday in Japan; it is the week when all the dead are remembered and mourned. This means that it is also the busiest holiday week of the year, thus the most expensive, and finding accommodation is most difficult (forget cheap accommodation). Within this context we made our way from Shizuoka […]

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