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10 Crazy Things I Achieved In 2013 Thanks To The Travel Bug

1. Gave myself scars with a story to tell in Phuket, Thailand

My legs are pretty fucked up. But it makes a good conversation starter.

My legs are pretty fucked up. But it makes a good conversation starter.

2. Met a friendly leopard shark in Phi Phi Island, Thailand 

That's not me, that's Vito beside the leopard shark, but it's the same shark I saw. Image from Vito Wang.

That’s Vito beside the leopard shark that we saw. Image from Vito Wang.

3. Introduced a new hobby to someone’s life. And he’s as obsessed about it as I am. 

Hello Mr. Rescue Diver

Hello Mr. Rescue Diver

4. Called myself a Divemaster in Phuket, Thailand

Passed my DM certification in Feb 2013

Passed my DM certification in Feb 2013

5. Got lost in Taiwan

Got lost, I did, in Taiwan

Got lost, I did, in Taiwan

6. Started this travel blog 

There's a new passion behind my travelling now

There’s a new passion behind my travelling now. And that is steamed keropok lekor (fish crackers) on the plate.

7. Jumped through a ring of fire and did the fire limbo in Thailand

Thanks to a little bit of liquid bravery

I jumped through that ring of fire thanks to a little bit of liquid bravery

Dancing with fire because I can

Dancing with fire because I can

8. Saw a clown triggerfish that I had been dieing to see, in Koh Bida Nai, Thailand

Pretty little clown triggerfish. Image via TripAdvisor.

Pretty little clown triggerfish. Image via TripAdvisor.

9. Climbed a 30 meter cliff in Railay Beach, Thailand 

Look for the tiny pink dot, that's me.

Look for the tiny pink dot, that’s me.

10. Inspired someone to start his own travel photoblog 

Watch out for an awesome new photo blog filled with Wanderlust!

Watch out for an awesome new photo blog filled with Wanderlust!

2013 was a great year filled with challenges, lessons, and adventures. Here’s to more getting lost in new places and once in a lifetime experiences in 2014!

End of cliché first blogpost of the year story. 
*cue fireworks*
 

How I Accidentally Became A Cross-dresser In Somaliland

Guest Post: Zaina Brown

Crossing a border into someplace new always gave me a jolt of excitement. That first impression could be warm like a hug, polite like a handshake, or rude like a middle finger. Somaliland, however, felt like a punch in the face. Was this whole trip a big mistake? For the first time in my life, I considered flat-out giving up on a country – and it hadn’t even been 24 hours.

Why Egypt Should Be In Your 2019 Travel Plans

When Malaysia Airline’s inflight magazine Going Places asked me to recommend where their readers should travel to in 2019, I thought long and hard. Among all the countries I have backpacked, what is the one place I would recommend my friends and family to go? Where is the one travel destination that I would gladly return to?

Egypt. My heart is yearning for fascinating African nation of Egypt.