Category: Asia

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First Impressions of Timor-Leste (East Timor)

A few months ago, I went on a spontaneous (and hectic) trip to Timor-Leste with a couple of my friends. Truth be told, I probably couldn’t point it out on a blank map and knew nothing of its complex history before my visit. It ended up...

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Sex and Surfing in the Land of 1000 Mosques

In the stillness of the morning, just before sunrise, mosques blare the call to prayer from loudspeakers. As daylight emerges, the voice of the imam is muffled between the revving of motorbike engines and crowing roosters. The reggae bar finally shuts down for the day. Surf...

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Hiking Mt. Rinjani: The Sweet Finish

This post continues from Part I and Part II. “You mouthbreathed the other night. That makes you a mouthbreather,” my tent mate, Noodles, pointed out. “Lay off, I’m congested… and you snore like crazy,” I snarled. Another friend in our group pulled out his phone and...

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Motorbiking (and Crashing) Around Nusa Penida

“I’ve never driven a motorbike before… is it dangerous?” Hannah asked, fully trusting my response. “Well, we’ll go really slow. It’ll be fine.” Nusa Penida is an island off of the coastline of Bali near Nusa Lembongan. When Justine from Travel Lush wrote a post on how...