How to Live Local Anywhere

How to Live Local Anywhere

There’s nothing like sticking out like a sore thumb while traveling. In terms of appearance, there wasn’t anything I could do to blend in in Reykjavik, a land of blonde…

On Couchsurfing in Japan

On Couchsurfing in Japan

This is an ode to my wonderful hosts in Japan. In a land where couchsurfing isn’t that common, it can be a bit challenging to find a host, especially at…

Kyoto Living: An AirBnB Experience

Kyoto Living: An AirBnB Experience

I’ve couchsurfed, rented an apartment in Bangkok through Roomorama, and just recently, I stayed at an apartment in Kyoto with an AirBnB host. What’s next? Having just visited Japan four…

Overnight with Fly by Knight

Overnight with Fly by Knight

Per the suggestion of my friend, Laura, whom I met back in St. Petersburg, Russia, I spent my first 2 nights in Beijing at a hostel called Fly by Knight…

Living Like a Local in Bangkok

Living Like a Local in Bangkok

Among everything else, staying in hostels was a new experience to me when I started traveling, and the longer I travel, the more hostels become my calling. I also wanted…

An Introvert’s Guide to Staying in a Hostel

An Introvert’s Guide to Staying in a Hostel

By nature, I am an introvert. While on the road, I make it a priority to find some private time and peace and quiet every day. In fact, you are…


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