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Cambodia

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia or specifically Cambodia then this is the post for you.

Overview

Cambodia is a fun and exciting country to visit and travel. There’s a few major themes and sites to see: Angkor Wat (and other temple ruins in the area), the genocide, the jungle, and the beaches. I’ll try to cover each of these, walk through the itinerary I followed, and provide some pro travel tips in the process. Continue reading “Cambodia”

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Hong Kong Itinerary

Okay, I’ve been MIA for approximately six months. As I was never really here, I doubt many of you missed me.

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Onward and Forwards

I haven’t been writing as frequently as I ought to, but in a concerted effort to continue documenting my travels, I wanted to post something before going to Thailand this evening.

Tonight, at 5:30, I’ll be heading to Chiang Mai for my first time in Thailand. As with any trip, it’s difficult to describe the mix of emotions I have prior to departure. Here are a few of my thoughts –

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An Examination of Wanderlust

Three months ago I moved from Charlotte, North Carolina USA (I write the entire location for emphasis) to Hong Kong. As I started writing this piece, I contemplated if the duration was “Three long months” or “Three short months” ago, and reviewing my emotions and experiences, I would say both.

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The Journey vs The Destination: Sunset Peak

The Great Outdoors has always called to me. It’s a place, a feeling, a time, a being in itself.

To some, it’s a constant pull, drawing us in. Pushing us to new peaks, down old ravines, and across plains and fields. This weekend hiking on Lantau Island was some of this and more. Time to think and feel the outdoors again was something sorely missed in a city so full of buildings and buses.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

When planning Vietnam, I heard Halong Bay was a must-see. After all, it is a UNESCO World Heritage and New Seven Wonders of the World site. So I did my research (searching Google Images) to see if it was worthy of my time and in an instant I knew I needed to see to go.

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Hanoi: The Old Quarter

Anyone that has traveled to Hanoi will tell you – visit the Old Quarter, walk the streets, eat the food, and experience Hanoi at its heart. This is the full submersion test. You’ll quickly learn where you stand on the Love-Hate scale and if Vietnam is for you.

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An Initial Review of Vietnam

This afternoon I returned to Hong Kong after five days traveling Hanoi and Halong Bay Vietnam. I can already say I miss it. The chaotic streets, incredible food, and vibrancy of the Old Quarter are simply unsurpassable. There’s something unique and special I connect with when walking past hundreds of motorbikes, on streets forged with character and history, and a society that has developed in its own way without the rules or regulation that envelopes Western culture.

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Touchdown in Hanoi

To be honest, when I was boarding my flight from Hong Kong to Vietnam, I was a little apprehensive. Planning Vietnam isn’t as easy as some other destinations, such as Hong Kong, Thailand, or even China. The visa process is opaque, there’s a lot of negative reviews for experiences and certain destinations, and some travel bloggers blatantly say they won’t return.

All of that being said, upon arrival in Vietnam, I knew I was going to love this place.

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