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5 Unconventional and Adventurous Experiences in Indonesia

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As we plot our plans for an extended trip back to Indonesia next year, here are some of our favorite adventurous experiences in Indonesia that are well worth a visit if you’re seeking something off the beaten path! An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a sultry kaleidoscope of cultures and diverse landscapes that runs along the […]

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Why You Should Travel Malaysia

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Why you should travel Malaysia Lush and wild, Malaysia is a hodgepodge of vast unexplored jungles teeming with wildlife castaway beaches, coral reefs, and monstrous mountains waiting to be climbed. While the cities host vibrant districts, colonial architecture, and traditional strongholds of different ethnicities and religions: the country’s hinterland is home to granite peaks, remote […]

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Visiting My 100th Country: Taiwan

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100 countries. I never thought I would make it this far. Considering the fact that there are 197 countries in the world, 100 seems like a small number – just over half of the total number of countries in the world – but it’s taken me 13 years of pretty intensive travels to reach 100 countries. […]

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30 Dreamy Photos of the Maldives

30 photos of Maldives

aldives is the stuff of dreams: spearmint blue water, powdery sand, swaying palm trees and ridiculously dreamy resorts. Perfect for a Maldives Photo Gallery. Having visited many island nations – Fiji, Hawaii, Mauritius, the Philippines, and more – I’m pretty hard to impress when it comes to beautiful beaches and pristine islands. But the Maldives definitely swept […]

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Staying in An Overwater Bungalow in Maldives — What It’s Like

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ith clear skies overhead and the shimmering aqua mint water beneath my feet, I’m sitting on the deck of our overwater bungalow, looking out to the sea that seems to sparkle in different shades of blue. The sound of the lapping waves is hypnotizing and the gentle sea breeze is slowly lulling me to sleep. […]

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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

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Experiencing Scuba Diving in the Maldives s we descend into the depths of the Indian Ocean, the strong waves and whipping winds are replaced by clear-as-glass water and a kaleidoscope of colors. Marine life of all sizes and characteristics surround us. My dive instructor and I slowly make our way through the sprawling coral gardens, amidst […]

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Video: Dolphin Watching in Maldives

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rom somewhere in the depths of the indigo water comes a splash and a squeal. A small fin pokes above the surface followed by the whip of a tail. It’s a dolphin. Just meters away from our traditional dhoni boat. Seconds later, it resurfaces. But this time it’s joined by another dolphin.. and another…and another… By now, […]

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Capella Singapore: A Retreat Away from the Urban Jungle

A retreat at Capella

ingapore is a special place for me. It’s where I was born and raised, and where I spent almost 20 years of my life. Regardless of how much time I’ve been away, Singapore is and always will be my home. Every time I go back, there’s always something new to explore — be it a […]

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Maldives From Above — Stunning Aerial Photos that Will Make You Want to Fly there Now

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ittle atolls rise from the dark blue water like droplets of turquoise pearls, in different shapes and sizes. There are hundreds, if not thousands of them, scattered randomly all over the Indian Ocean. It’s as if Mother Earth had sprinkled a handful of sapphire gems into the sea and created this nation of atolls. In […]

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A Tribute to Kathmandu’s Historical Landmarks

Swayambhunath Temple

This past week, my thoughts have been with Nepal and its people, who are now in crisis after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Saturday. The catastrophic disaster has so far killed more than 5,200 and injured 9,200. It has been the most severe earthquake to hit the country in over 80 years. Thousands of people […]

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Help Raise $100,000 for Nepal Earthquake Victims

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wo days ago, Nepal was hit by a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter in the populous region of Kathmandu Valley. The death toll has surpassed 5,000, and 9,200 have been to reported injured, but the numbers continue to climb. It’s the biggest earthquake to have struck the country in over 80 years. The disaster has affected almost the entire country […]

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How to Travel to North Korea: FAQ

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Whenever we talk about our trip to North Korea, it comes as a surprise to many that tourism is actually allowed in North Korea. Yes, you can travel to North Korea as a tourist, you can see its museums, talk to its locals and even visit the DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea. As curious […]

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Debunking Myths on North Korea: 10 Things that Surprised Me

Streets of Pyongyang

North Korea has earned itself quite a few names: Axis of Evil, Hermit Kingdom, and the Iron Walls. Better known as the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), it is one of the most isolated nations in the world, having closed its doors to the outside world since its split from South Korea during the Korean […]

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Tracking Wild Elephants in Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

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Atop an open-roofed jeep, we bounced across the muddy floodplains like a group of explorers out on a mission. Indeed, we were on a mission: to find Asian elephants in the wild. I had seen wild elephants many times but never in Asia — and being a wildlife buff, it was about time to set things straight. As […]

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The Soul of Sri Lanka — Sigiriya Rock

The Sigiriya Rock from a distance

In the very center of Sri Lanka stands one of the country’s most iconic historical sites, Sigiriya Rock (Sinhalese for “Lion Rock”) — a massive column of rock that doubles as an ancient palace and historical site. From afar, it looks like a simple rock mount jutting out from a sea of greenery; but dig […]

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