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Lauren Vita Sgarlato quit her corporate New York lifestyle in 2009 to explore the world for a few months. Little did she know, a few months would turn into years. Having traveled around 30 countries or so, she decided to settle for love in Brazil, but she’s itching to return to Southeast Asia, especially for the food! Learn more about us

Photo Essay: City Skylines

Kuala Lumpur

Lights, camera, skyscrapers! When the sun goes down, cities become alive – not just for parties, but for beauty. There’s something truly special about a city all lit up. See for yourself with these awesome shots… 1) Jakarta, Indonesia That cool one in the middle is Wisma 46, the tallest …

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Photo Essay: Architecture of Southeast Asia

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

A photo can sometimes say more than words. And with such beauty in Southeast Asia, a photo can say A LOT! From temples and mosques to hotels, architecture in Southeast Asia is creative, detailed, and extraordinary. With that being said, I wanted to share some of these stunning works of …

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How to Make Filipino Adobo


As mentioned in our article of 10 Filipino Dishes to Experience, Adobo is one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines and a favorite for many. It may have Spanish roots, but the Filipino version is prepared and marinated quite differently. Different but easy, you probably already have all …

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How to Make Kuih Ketayap


Did your mouth water after reading about Malaysia’s desserts? If so, I suggest you head to the kitchen and whip up those flavourful green crepe-like treats, better known as Kuih Ketayap. What makes this dessert so special, besides the flavour and color, is its uniqueness making it the perfect choice …

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How to Make Nasi Lemak

Malayasian Nasi Lemak

…And now we are on to Malaysian food after a great write up from Irene on the 10 Malaysian Dishes to Experience. As mentioned, Nasi Lemak is known as Malaysia’s National Dish. While it may not be so healthy, with nicknames like ‘fatty rice’, this flavorful rice will have you …

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Top 5 Nightlife Experiences of Bangkok

Nightlife Experiences of Bangkok

Bangkok plus night equals fun…guaranteed! It is a city that never sleeps due to the high energy and excitement that goes along with the entertainment. From low-key cocktail bars to crazy cabaret shows, there’s so much to experience nightlife-wise that I can write a book about it, but instead here …

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How to Make Thai Fried Rice


Why haven’t we posted “How to Make Thai Fried Rice” yet? I don’t know, but I think it is time! Also known as Khao Pad, this dish is one of the most common dishes in Thailand (& many other Asian countries) and comes in a variety of options. From pineapple …

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Backpacker Stats


Since travel is our niche, we want to start sharing and discussing some miscellaneous travel stuff, not just focused on Southeast Asia. So from time to time, you will see posts pertaining to travel in general. To start this change, I found a great infographic dedicated to the adventurous, wanderlusting …

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Hari Raya Haji 2012

Family In the mosque

As mentioned in Top 5 Festivals of Singapore, there’s a festival known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, but what’s coming up is a similar Muslim festival called Hari Raya Haji or Eid al-Adha. This festival of sacrifice lands on the 10th, 11th, and 12th day the Dhul Hijja month, which ends …

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When in Thai…


Etiquette and other cultural habits of Thailand may have already been mentioned, but it’s always good to review! When traveling to foreign lands it’s important to respect the culture and to fit in as much as possible to avoid problems. How would you feel if a visitor in your country …

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