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VIDEO: Flight from Chiang Mai to Macau

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Today’s feature travel video is of us packing our belongings and moving out of our apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand along with a flight en route to Macau, China with Air Asia. I’m still in a state of shock that our time has expired in Chiang Mai. I can still vividly remember the day we [...]

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Finnish Cuisine Worth Sampling

Finnish cuisine worth sampling

Over the years I’ve transformed from being a backpacker to more of a flashpacker. Part of this transformation has to do with my ever demanding taste buds that constantly are on the lookout for exotic foods. When I landed in Finland for the first time, roughly one month ago, I was just as eager to [...]

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VIDEO: Wat Saket Golden Mount Temple

Wat Saket Golden Mount Temple

Given that it was a Buddhist holiday in Bangkok, Thailand, we decided to visit Wat Saket Temple (The Golden Mount Temple) as an afternoon outing. Initially our travel plans were to check out Wat Arun (also known as the Temple of Dawn); however, our queasy stomachs (after a bad episode of food poisoning) were suggesting [...]

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Photo Essay

A Thai lady wearing a distinctly large sun hat laughs while folding a newspaper.

An elderly Thai lady wearing a conical hat dips her paddle into the water as I fire off an exposure of a vendor arranging an assortment of fruit at her individual stall. As a passenger on this small vessel making its way down a canal, I’m surrounded by colorful displays of goods and inundated by [...]

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Photo Essay: Harmandir Sahib Golden Temple

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One of the most pleasant aspects of travel is when you discover something that exceeds your initial (or preconceived) expectations. Visiting the Harmandir Sahib Temple, also known as the Golden Temple, located in Amritsar, India ended up being one of the top highlights of my travels in India. Unlike the Taj Mahal, which is more [...]

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VIDEO: Things to do in Helsinki, Finland

Things to do in Helsinki, Finland including top attractions and food

On our second day exploring Helsinki, Finland we give you a tour around the city with some suggested things to do in the downtown area along with a visit to Market Square to sample some Finnish food including Reindeer meatballs, grilled Salmon, potatoes, vegetables and garlic sauce. Our second day started bright and early as [...]

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VIDEO: Katajanokka Jail Hotel

Video review of our stay at the Katajanokka Hotel in Helsinki, Finland

We’re typically fond of quirky and/or heritage types of hotels, so when we had the chance to stay at Katajanokka Hotel (a former prison jail house) in Helsinki, Finland, we jumped at the opportunity. We’ve stayed in a diverse cross section of hotels during our travels, ranging from heritage hotels in George Town, Penang to [...]

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How to Spend a Weekend in Orlando

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Today’s little guide shares a few tips on things to do on your visit to Orlando, Florida: Visiting SeaWorld Orlando SeaWorld Orlando is a marine life park where you can learn about wildlife while also taking part in lots of fun shows and activities. The most popular rides here include Antartica: Empire of the Penguin, where [...]

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VIDEO: First Impressions of Helsinki, Finland

Our first travel impressions of Helsinki, Finland

After a long trip starting in Bangkok, Thailand we finally arrived in Helsinki, Finland where we discuss our first impressions of the city/country on the very first day of our travel schedule in Europe. Our nearly 24 hour journey from Bangkok to Helsinki (including a stopover in Istanbul, Turkey) had us feeling worn out and [...]

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VIDEO: Travel from Bangkok to Helsinki

Trip from Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki, Finland with Turkish Airlines

Our latest adventures have us leaving Thailand en route to Finland where we show you our tuk-tuk and train ride from downtown Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport; flight with Turkish Airways from Bangkok to Istanbul; our Turkish delight breakfast in the morning; flight with Turkish Airways from Istanbul to Helsinki; and finally our bus ride from [...]

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