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Restaurant recommendations in Kuala Lumpur

Some notes from a visit to KL, focusing just on food:   Best Nasi Lemak (9 MYR): Village Park Restaurant, 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya Seafood dinner outdoors: Restoran Siu Siu, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur Hainanese coffee shop for breakfast: Yut Kee Restaurant, 1, Jalan...

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand during the mourning period

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on October 13, 2016 after being the country’s king for over 70 years (making him the world’s longest serving head of state). He was extremely popular among Thai people and many don’t remember the time before him. The King had been in hospital for a while...

A unique "dorm" in the Tayrona National Park, Colombia

My thoughts on hostels

On my recent trip to Central Asia, and now again in Thailand, I stayed in hostels for the first time in a while. I hadn’t really traveled by myself for several years, hence I never really considered hostels or dorms. But traveling by myself, I reconsidered this accommodation option once...

The unique Bua Tong Waterfalls

Bua Tong Waterfall north of Chiang Mai (using public transport)

Chiang Mai. The backpacker hub of Northern Thailand. You can tell by the number of flyers advertising dozens of activities outside of each of the dozens of hostels. Ziplining, elephant ____ (put your favorite elephant related activity here), rafting. You name it, they have it. I had a full day...

Magic Food Park at Don Mueang Airport

The food court at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok

I recently flew from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, by now the world’s largest low cost carrier airport. While you can get to many places for relatively little, you won’t be able to find a decently priced Thai (or any other cuisine) meal. There is however a very good food court,...

Some of the best avocados I had in a long time

The Singapore Avocado Mystery

While Singapore doesn’t really grow many fruits or vegetables for obvious reasons, its neighbors north and south have huge plantations and grow just about anything possible. The local markets have an abundance of all kinds of fruits and vegetables from Malaysia and Indonesia. However, one fruit that seems to be...

View towards Üsküdar

Layovers in Istanbul

I’ve had my fair share of long layovers in airports. Some are quite pleasant (like Singapore) others are not really places where you want to spend a long time. If your passport allows you to enter the country, a quick trip to the city might be worthwhile, depending on a...

Palacio do Governo (seat of the government)

Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili

Dili is a quirky little capital.  Really remote and fairly inaccessible with less than a handful of flights out of its tiny airport, it is not your average ASEAN capital. Even Laos’ Vientiane feels much bigger. But thanks to history, Timor-Leste has become an independent nation and Dili its capital....