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First time flying: tips for navigating through the airport without a hitch

First time flying: Tips for navigating through the airport.

When do I go through security at the airport? How far in advance do I have to be at the airport before my flight? What is and isn’t allowed in my luggage or carry on? What is the difference between customs and immigration?

These are all questions I will help answer plus a few hacks that will make your transition to the boarding gate and in the air a whole lot smoother. 

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Travel hacks and apps every frequent flyer needs to know

In this blog I want to share with you a few apps and travel hacks that every frequent or not so frequent flyer should know. These apps and airport hacks will help streamline the time you spend at the airport; so you can get to the boarding gate and up in the air faster. Hassle free flying. Airport travel tips.

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Where to try Cà phê trứng (egg coffee) in Vietnam || Vietnam specialty coffee guide

Where to try Cà phê trứng egg coffee in Hanoi Vietnam. What is egg coffee? Loading T Cafe serves the best egg coffee in Hanoi.

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Items every long-term female traveler should pack

Packing essentials for long term female traveler. What to pack if you are traveling long term. Carry on packing essentials.

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How to prevent traveler's diarrhea (traveler's sickness) in South East Asia

Tips and tricks to avoiding traveler’s diarrhea in Southeast Asia. What are the symptoms of traveler’s sickness? How long does traveler’s sickness last? Is traveler’s sickness contagious? How to I relieve the symptoms of traveler’s sickness quickly? What should you eat when you have traveler’s diarrhea? All these questions answered and more!

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How to cross the road in Vietnam safely

Tips and tricks to crossing the road safely in South East Asia. Crossing the road safely is something we all learnt at a very young age. Look right, look left, look right again. In conjunction with this practise; depth perception & timing plays a huge role in crossing the road. But what happens when traffic isn’t orderly? When traffic is moving at all different speeds in all different directions? How do you cross the road when there is hardly any space between traffic? Where you need to be going is on the other side of a busy road & in your mind you're wondering if you’re going to arrive in one piece. These questions plague the minds of people who first see the chaotic traffic in countries like Vietnam or Thailand. In this blog I’m going to tell you a few tricks to crossing the road safely in Vietnam.

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Best view of Ha long Bay - How to get to Bai Tho (Poem Mountain) || Story time

Best view of Ha Long Bay Vietnam. Ha Long Bay ( “Descending Dragon”) is a truly magical place. It is easy to see why it has become a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its beautiful emerald waters & the thousands of limestone islands dotting the horizon. These rock formations were said to be formed by dragons spitting out jewels into the sea to create a protective barrier form invading ships. To fully appreciate the wonder of Ha Long you can always take a junk cruise; however, if you’d rather get an aerial viewpoint of Ha long bay at sunset then look no further than Poem Mountain. In this blog I will tell you how to get to Poem Mountain as its entrance is located in a residential area in a locals home.

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The best way to explore a new city like a local!

Geocaching is creative tourism at its finest. As a slow traveller I love making connections to the places I visit. A rushed itinerary that jumps from place to place over a couple of days is just not my style. I love staying in one location for at least 2 weeks & being able to soak up the entire atmosphere without feeling the pressure of having to get to the next place. Slow travel has lots of positives, however there is one negative I have found. Being all consumed with one location doesn’t leave much time to plan for the next. So to overcome this issue, I’ve found a really fun & interesting way to discover a new city or location like a local; with little to no research required!

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STORY TIME || 2 AM ceremony trapped in a room with a crying Japanese man

Storytime of how I became trapped in a room with a crying Japanese man. Expat travel stories from Japan.

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How to get to Nara Deer Park + visiting with children || Day trip from Osaka

How to get to Nara Deer park from Kyoto or Osaka. Top tips for visiting Nara Deer park with kids.

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Best English speaking doctor in Busan South Korea

Where to find an English speaking doctor in Busan South Korea. Best English international doctor in Busan. My experience.

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A beginner’s guide to the Japanese onsen

Beginners guide to the Japanese Onsen. Etiquette you must know before going to an Onsen. What do I wear to an onsen? Are tattoos allowed at Japanese Onsens? What is an onsen? How much does an onsen cost?

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