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Tag: Travel

Triple rainbow, boat ride and royalty

Day 20: Country #4 By far the most amazing combination of events imaginable coalesced on this day, which started off seemingly routine. I asked to be dropped off at the […]

Travel credit cards

Credit cards come in all sorts of flavors with various benefits. While some are suited for specific uses, like store specific cards, or up to 5% cash back (with restrictions), […]

Thailand – Kanchanaburi

Day 5: Country #2 A Kanchanaburi day trip is a relatively easy 2 hours westward train ride from Thonburi Station or via public minibus. Both are close to Khao San […]

Thailand – Ayutthaya

Day 4: Country #2 Ayutthaya, a historic capital city and world heritage site, is a short train ride and easy day trip from Hua Lamphong. Buy your ticket 1 day […]

Thailand – Bangkok

Day 3: Country #2 Thailand is a good entry point to acclimate to backpacker style travel – big, busy, but tourist friendly. Upon arriving, I took the bus then MRT […]

Singapore – Gardens by the Bay

Day 2: Country #1 Downtown Singapore is dense, but there is just as much green space as there are buildings. Of particular beauty are the Gardens by the Bay, a […]

Singapore – New Years

Day 1: Country #1 Having landed late evening in Singapore, I headed toward Chinatown where I knew food vendors would still be open. Prices were $2-3 per dish, which is […]


Day 0: United States This time one year ago, I set off on a safari across Asia and Oceania to explore, learn about, and get first hand knowledge of the […]

Bank fees: expect none

Banks have been in the news lately following last month’s changes to tax legislation. From bonus payments and pay raises for employees, to increasing bank fees, we see a mixed […]