Of bikini strings and wardrobe malfunctions

The next thing I knew, my bikini strings got loose and started to dangle down my thigh. There were no restrooms around and I wasn't about to just go into any restroom so I tried to ignore it Wardrobe mishaps that occur while traveling comes…

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Lost in Translation

Sunset view over Mekong Delta from Saigon bridge. Language is always one of the barriers you have to deal with when travelling, especially in areas where English is not widely spoken. Your troubles will start from trying to get a ride from the airport to…

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Seatmates in the Skies

Seatmates in the skies are like surprise presents.   You will never know what or who you are getting until it/he/she gets there. Unless you fly with someone and you booked your seats to sit together. Each time you fly, you're cooped in a very confined…

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Checking in mix-ups and mishaps

I like flying, but like most travelers, the checking in process at the airport is one of the aspects that I find less appealing. I just want it to be over and done with as fast and as soon as possible. I was heading to George…

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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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Taxi ride with grandma ‘Grumps’

WHEN you are trying to cut costs and share a cab with strangers, it's always like opening a surprise package. You won’t know who you’re riding with until you are there with them. One morning, I and my travel buddy were waiting for the cab…

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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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