Crossing time zones: Is it tomorrow already or yesterday today?

If there’s one thing I miss most after the Corona Virus literally closed airports and cut off traveling to different places early this year, it’s that feeling of confusion you get after crossing different time zones.

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Language Barriers, Ever

Street shot of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. (Travelwands.com) Language barrier is one of the biggest challenges in traveling, but it also provides some of the funniest and most unforgettable experiences anywhere you go. One time I joined a group of strangers in northern Thailand for…

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And more hotel tales

Time froze, and from my upside-down view, I saw a guy staring at me with his key suspended in his hand and his mouth hanging open in total shock. Everyone has hotel stories to tell, and they all vary from funny to embarrassing to unforgettable.…

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Mad-ventures with my camera

My camera is my most valuable partner in travel, but time and again, it leads me to a lot of misadventures. Here are my top three unforgettable moments. (Almost) Stripped at The Strip A couple of years ago, I spent a day at the Las…

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Trapped in the (airport) restroom

There's a lot of things that I like about the Great Exuma, a small island which is the biggest in the Bahamas, except for one incident that makes the island stand out in my book. It was when I got locked in at the airport…

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Bus mix ups (and downs)

The dispatcher made another call and a rickshaw appeared. We were loaded into it and off we zoomed into the rain and darkness with instructions to pay the driver 200 rupees. The driver flew the rickshaw over humps and bumps while we held on for…

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Currency lessons learned the hard way

   I tried to mentally calculate how much money I had when my math button suddenly froze. Just like that. The numbers stopped registering and I couldn't add or multiply anything anymore. Panic and fatigue took over, then everything started to spin and go dark…

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