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Tag: Backpacking

10 on 10: Ten Things I Learned from Travel in Ten Years

10 on 10: Ten Things I Learned from Travel in Ten Years

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” I was 15 when I first read this quote. I didn’t even know back then that it was attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo. All I can remember is that […]

Beaten but NOT Broken

Beaten but NOT Broken

It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop. July 25, 2011 Omskaya Oblast, Russia 10:00 PM It has been a productive afternoon. I’ve been sitting in the same spot the entire afternoon trying to finish […]

How to Stay Healthy While on the Road

How to Stay Healthy While on the Road

Whether you are off for a weekend trip, a month or a long-term adventure of a lifetime, it is a must to stay healthy especially while on the road. A trip to a local hospital is the last thing you would want on your R&R. […]

When in Rio: How to Hang Glide in 5 Steps

When in Rio: How to Hang Glide in 5 Steps

“Did you realize that a single carabiner was holding your life the entire time?” a freakish friend told me as I showed him my video. I honestly never thought about it until I watched the video again. I was tagged the “Crazy Asian” over the years […]

How Escadaria Selaron taught me about Passion

How Escadaria Selaron taught me about Passion

Escaderia Selaron and the entire neighborhood of Lapa and Santa Teresa might be tagged as the home of hipsters and weed junkies but what I would remember from the place more than the brightly colored tiles that Jorge Selaron patiently and meticulously rebuilt each step. For me, it is the home of passionate people.

When in Rio: Gringo & Rio

When in Rio: Gringo & Rio

On a humid night along the shores of Copacabana, what could an Indian, Australian, Lebanese, German, French, Moroccan, American, and a Filipino possibly share in common?

Fearless in Favelas: The City within a City

Fearless in Favelas: The City within a City

For many, Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with Cristo Redentor, the Sugarloaf, or the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. While I agree that these places entice me to come and visit, I wanted to go to Rio to visit a favela (shanty town). Yes, that […]

What to pack: Winter in Georgia

What to pack: Winter in Georgia

My first time backpacking during winter. What did I bring and how I managed -20 temperature? Read more.

What is your antipodal destination?

What is your antipodal destination?

Ever wondered what is on the opposite side of the world right at this very moment?

Why (not) GEORGIA?

Why (not) GEORGIA?

Instead of taking a “Midnight train to Georgia”, I took a midnight flight and arrived in Tblisi early morning. Why?