The day I was left so hungry in New Delhi

New Delhi, India has thousands of restaurants serving local and international food choices, but let me tell you of the day when everything was closed that left me so hungry. I'm usually open to new adventures while traveling, but my taste buds are not as daring and much slower to adapt to new and strange flavors. A couple of years back, a bus unloaded me and a buddy along with a bus full…

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Driving on the right wrong side of the road

Can you recall the horror when you drove for the first time on a left side traffic road and a big pickup truck suddenly emerges around the bend occupying what was supposedly your side of the road? Cars travel on the left side of the road at St. Kitts, Caribbean Islands. If you grew up and lived all your life in right-side traffic countries, it's a nerve-wracking experience. It's terrifying if you are…

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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 traveling, especially in areas where English is not widely spoken. From the airport and on Your troubles will start from trying to get a ride from the airport to getting around to wherever you're going. I was in a taxi with a friend late one afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City in…

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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. Like most flyers, I just want it to be over and done with as fast and as soon as possible. I was heading to George Town, Exuma Island in the Bahamas from Nassau with a travel buddy some months back, and I underestimated our time allowance.   Lynden Pindling International…

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Early morning at the Cai Rang floating markets

The floating markets are among the most popular attractions in Vietnam and if you are in the country, put it in one of your must-visit destinations. Some months back, I went with a couple of friends to visit the famous Cai Rang floating markets in Can Tho, about four hours away by car from Ho Chi Minh City. I would have wanted to try the bus but there were no early trips and…

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Three borders in one day

A trip to the northernmost part of Thailand gives you a chance to visit the borders of three countries in one day—Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (formerly called Burma). Start your trip from Chiang Rai passing through scenic roads until you notice a dramatic change in the landscape. As you get closer,  you end up in Mae Sai, the last town in Thailand at the border of Myanmar. Thailand-Burma border Across the bridge over…

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