Vietnam. The Quiet American and Anthony Bourdain were the two things that had shaped my conception of Vietnam. I've long said that Vietnam is the one country I MUST visit before leaving Asia. The Vietnam War has always fascinated me, travel shows paint it as the cultural and culinary highlight of SEA, and plus it just seems... exotic in the truest sense of the word. My dream finally came true recently when I got the chance to spend a week in the north of Vietnam.
Living and traveling abroad for an extended period of time poses a unique set of issues. As I approach a year abroad I figured it would be a good time to share my experiences and tips on dealing with homesickness.
Chances are you've heard isolation tanks mentioned before. I believe these tanks provide an experience unlike anything else. If you happen to be visiting Thailand there are only two locations to float, one in Bangkok and one in Koh Samui. I recently was able to try the Thaisolate Float Spa located on the island of Koh Samui and it was an incredible experience that I'd recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Recently I had to take a trip to the Thai-Myanmar border, specifically the towns of Mae Sot and Myawaddy. Here is a quick write up for anyone needing to do the same!
Many people have this romantic idea of how rewarding, fun, and all around amazing traveling is, and they are right... most of the time. However, traveling can also have many downsides that can catch you off guard.
Hello, I'm Alec. I'm a musician and designer who recently got tired of my routine at home. I decided to pack up and travel the world while I can! Join me as I travel and share my experiences and tips along the way. I hope that by sharing my experiences I can help others who may find themselves in similar situations!