Category: Asia

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How to get to Sapa, Vietnam

A 9-hr train ride from Hanoi, the journey to Sapa is an adventure itself. There are so many private operators for this route that I got confused trying to book my tickets online from...

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Hiking Mount Fansipan

Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, hence earning itself the romantic title ‘Roof of IndoChina’. So when we went to Sapa this April, it topped our list of things to do...

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Top Things to Do in Penang

Dating a native Penangite for the past 7 years meant I had plenty of chances to visit this charming island, just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Even so, I’ve never grown tired...

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Lost in Ella Rock

Unlike our last two well-marked routes at Adam’s Peak and Horton Plains, the hike up Ella Rock was extra special in its own unguided, haphazard way. Following the vague directions from our friendly innkeeper,...