One day hitchhiking in Malaysia…smile!

I traveled solo to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, but I soon met Daniella, an experienced solo female backpacker, who assured me that hitchhiking in Malaysia was not only easy and safe, but often the most efficient way to get around. The next morning, Daniella's only advice was to smile. She turned to face traffic, started walking... Continue Reading →

A sketchy encounter hiking alone in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

When: March, 2016 Where: Cameron Highlands: a tourist destination on the Malaysian peninsula known for its majestic tea plantations and trekking in the nearby village of Tanah Rata. *** I show up in Tanah Rata on my 4th day in Asia. It's raining. But I've been on a bus all day and I'm excited for... Continue Reading →

A 48 hour wedding in rural Laos

Occurred: April, 2016 Southeast Asia is backpacker paradise. Cheap, tropical, and full of surprises. I went there for my first solo backpacking trip, and one night a young Laotian bartender invited me to his sister's wedding. It was wonderful and eye-opening. After the weekend's festivities, I emailed my family to tell the story. Here is... Continue Reading →

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