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A Night at Ho Chi Minh’s Famous Bui Vien Backpacker Street

Bui Vien backpacker street is probably one of the most overwhelming parts of Ho Chi Minh City.  That’s not surprising considering it’s a backpacker street. But even so, spending a night at Bui Vien backpacker street proved to be more overwhelming than I’d expected. It was in…

The Necessity of Visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields, even if it’s a Painful Experience

If you’re traveling to Cambodia, you must visit the Killing Fields. It’s going to be a harrowing experience. It will leave you shaken for the rest of the day, maybe more. But it’s important to learn about, and personally witness, the sites of the Cambodian Genocide. For…

Going to a Drag Show in Bangkok for the First Time

Going solo to a drag show in Bangkok is a terrifying ordeal, especially when you haven’t yet popped your cherry… your drag cherry I mean, get yo’ mind off the gutter! Traveling solo in one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in Asia, I knew I couldn’t miss…

Why I Hate having an Indian Passport

I’m an Indian Passport holder and I ducking hate it. Let me be clear, I don’t hate the idea of being an Indian. I’m determinedly nation-agnostic, and as such nationality is of no consequence to me. I hate all the little privileges that I miss out…

How to NOT be an Obnoxious Tourist in Southeast Asia

Traveling through Southeast Asia can be a pretty fulfilling and fun experience. But even so, there are certain do’s and dont’s you should follow so that you don’t, intentionally or unintentionally, become an obnoxious tourist. I’ve just recently returned from a tour of Southeast Asia that…

My First Time at a Backpackers Hostel in Bali

I’ve always been a little averse to the idea of staying at a Backpackers Hostel. However, a friend of mine recently cajoled me into trying out a backpackers hostel while I was in Bali. I did not want to. In fact, I didn’t really think it would…

Going Au Naturel At A Bali Clothing Optional Resort

On my recent trip to Bali, I decided to spend three days at a clothing optional resort and two days at a gay nudist hotel. People have been asking me what it was like to stay at a clothing optional resort. So I’m now answering that question! Before…