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The Traveler’s Backpack: What To Bring

Harlem, U.S.A. April 2017 Age: 26 What Not To Bring You are about to embark on an awesome adventure on the other side of the world. We need to make sure you do it right because this isn’t the I need to take a cab from the airport upon arrival to help with my three 50lb suitcases containing 23 pairs …

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Indian Wedding with a Large Side of Turkey

Kannur, India Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Izmir & Istanbul, Turkey February/March 2017 Age: 26 Weekend Getaway So your best friend calls you and is like “oh btw the wedding will be in Kannur.” So you’re all like “aight, I’m there.” Now, you’ve already traveled around India and didn’t get invited to the honeymoon so you …

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The Cost to Travel Cheap part II of II (Things you can control) India Edition

New Delhi to Kanyakumari and back, India August 2016 Age: 25 Fuck math “Listen, it’s not how much money you make, but how you manage your money that truly counts. In this country you can make one million in a day and manage to spend two million the next.” -Mama Bear Financially, my family didn’t have much …

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The Cost to Travel Cheap part I of II (Things you can’t control)

Things you can’t control Before we jump into how I only spent $1,237 on my 2 week trip to India (yes including airfare from the US) I figured it’s important to understand a few unspoken tricks to buying cheap airfare, realize that you can spend much less by going to some countries than others, and how …

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Part I of II

Lima, Peru August 2007 Age: 16   La Pobre Dentista I had just come out of a minor mouth surgery where they removed a tooth that grew crooked inside my mouth. Right before the surgery began the dentist asked what type of music I wanted to listen to because according to her it would help …

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The Blind Leading The Blind

Nha Trang, Vietnam January 2012 Age: 21   Suburbs “He’s like the blind leading the blind” I overheard one mom talking to another, both shaking their head at some kid telling his friends to follow him down the stairs to the pool while I was working the front desk at the recreation center trying to …