Tagged: nightlife

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Chiang Mai in the magical north of Thailand

Another year and yes, another trip to Thailand! At this point I’m just gonna stop counting the times I’ve been here. But each time, I do try to explore some new places. This time it was Chiang Mai (North of Thailand) and Koh Chang (South East – Island). Chiang Mai I’ve actually been in Chiang Mai before during my first visit ever to Thailand about 11 years ago! But I wasn’t the “experienced” traveler as I am now. I didn’t plan much or remember much any more either from the trip. 2 years ago I passed by Chiang Mai as...

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First time visit to Portugal, Lisbon/Lisboa!

First trip of 2016 and especially right after winter, I needed some sunshine and vitamin sea. I had about 1 week and was feeling adventurous and wanted to see something new. Portugal was the ovbious choice for these reasons: new destination, adventure, culture, nearby, budgetfriendly! I had roughly 8 days, so I needed to plan this right in order to do what I wanted to do. I made sure I didn’t push it too much so I had time to actual relax. First part of the trip was Lisbon and it’s surroundings! Lisboa It’s been a while since I’ve been...

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Visiting Pattaya and Koh Larn daytrip

This will be my second time in Pattaya. The first time everything was still new and I was still eager to discover and go sightseeing. I even went diving during my first visit! This time it was all about chilling and relaxing. I didn’t plan anything and just went with the flow of things. One of the reasons I keep coming back is because Pattaya is so close to Bangkok and you have the water and beach right near the hotel. Everything is in walking distance and if you want to escape the heat you can just go hide in...

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Tourist spotting in Phuket and Koh Phi Phi

My buddy Greg joined me after my visit to Vietnam. He only managed to take 2 weeks off for this trip so we decided he meet me back in Thailand after my short trip. Last year he joined me as well for the first time and this time around we went around Thailand again. First stop was Phuket! It was my first time in Phuket and eventhough I read that it’s one of the more expensive places to visit due to tourism, I wanted to check out the “nature” and islands in the area. I love diving and that was...

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I’ve got Seoul baby!

Finally made it to Seoul, my last stop in South Korea before moving on to China. My travels in Seoul are actually divided into 3 blogposts since there was so much to do here and mainly because I took so many pictures. In this post I’ll just give you a general overview of Seoul for now. Check out the Heyri Art Village and the cat cafe and trick art museum. Being the capital of South Korea, there must be a palace for me to visit right? In fact, there were 2 of them! The most prominent one called Gyeongbok-gung also...

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Experiencing Rio de Janeiro

So yesterday I finally got a taste of the real Brazilian sun and it wasn’t exactly kind on me… I got kinda burnt on my neck and slightly on my arms too. Though I was already kind of black, now I’m really getting closer to that fondant chocolate color. I didn’t think to bring sunblock on that day out since I’m dark skinning, I figured it wouldn’t effect me that much. But today I went to the beach again and tried to even it out a bit, but during my shower just now, I have some really ugly farmers tan...

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Must visit places / must-do in South-Korea (part 3)

Part 3 of the places you must visit when you’re ever in South Korea. Remember to check out part 1 and part 2 for more highlights! Party like it’s friday in Hongdae (yes that was a Rebecca Black reference) The area surrounding Hongik University, or ‘Hongdae‘ (홍대) as it’s affectionately called, is the center of Korea’s youthful nightlife. Many of Seoul’s idiosyncratic clubs that draw the younger set are clustered in the area, and on the last Friday of every month these clubs host a ‘Club Day. While many tend to visit Hongdae only during the bewitching hours at night,...