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May 2014 28

1. You think travel is expensive.

But you know what? The idea that traveling is expensive is bullshit, peddled by tour companies, hotel chains and corporate media. They just run a business.

2. You think you need to prepare for it.

All you need is a passport and some savings. Believe me.

3. You think you’ll get a better chance tomorrow.

I’d suggest go now while the world is still a different, interesting place!

4. You think you can save up more and plan a better holiday someday later.


5. You think travel is exhausting.

It is definitely not for you if the mere thought of traveling around the world makes you sweat.

6. You think travel can only be done when you have ‘time’.

Only dead people have no time. As long as you are alive, you always have time for things you love.

7. You think it’s not safe.

Most of the countries in this world are boringly safe. Don’t believe in what media has to say. Go there, you’ll survive.

8. You are seeking permission from someone else.

How much of stake you have in your own life?

9. You are waiting for someone to join you

If you want to do everything you want and nothing you don’t want, don’t wait for someone to join you. Travel alone.

10. You are neck deep in debt.

Good job! Enjoy your servitude.

As they say, travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Pack your bags and go for it. Planned or unplanned, things always fall into place when you are travelling.

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1. Because travel is as much about meeting people and falling in love with them as it is about exploring places.

2. Because you never really know a place unless you don’t live with someone from that place.

3. Because living in hotel is for tourists and you’re a traveler.

4. Because 5 years from now you won’t remember every hotel you checked in but most likely you’ll remember every stranger who hosted you and then became your friend.

5. Because most hotels are boringly same but every stranger’s house has something unique.

6. Because you might get across your dream home.

7. Because it’s cheaper and better.

8. Because it might open a world of new possibilities!

9. Because strangers are just friends waiting to happen.

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Aug 2015 13

Since last 8 years, I’ve been chasing wonders and collecting countries. It all started with three weeks of Eurotrip back in 2007 during which I got inflicted with an untreatable addiction to world exploration. After an year, I made up my mind to visit all 198 countries.

It’s been 56 countries so far and here are some highlights from the journey :

Santorini Sunset

At one of the world’s best island – Santorini, Greece


At the world’s lowest (also, one of the most exotic) nation in the world – Maldives

_Lowest point on earth_Dead Sea

 At the lowest point on Earth, Dead Sea, Jordan


Get, set, ‘Gho’ at the world’s happiest country – Bhutan

Kissing my love

 Kissing my love at the world’s farthest city from the sea – Urumqi, China


Enjoying hot spring with friends at the spa town of the world – Rotorua, New Zealand

20 Yuan

Showing the world the inspiration behind 20 Yuan at Yangshuo, China

Pretending to be a Masai in Kenya

Biking to highest road

At the highest motorable road of the world – Khardungla, India

Burj Al Arab_Dubai

When in Dubai, do it like Emirati do – Dubai, UAE

Climbing living bridge

Climbing up the world’s only double decker living bridge – Meghalaya, India

Cu chi warrior Vietnam

Posing as a Cu Chi Warrior in Vietnam

HK harborscape

At the Victoria harbor, Hong Kong

Khaosan dreadlocks

At the centre of the backpacking universe – Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Kyrgyz China border crossing

At one of the world’s most remote border crossings – Irkeshtam pass, Kyrgyzstan/China


In awe with the beauty of Laos


Meeting tribes from Nagaland, India

Pole dancing in a yurt

Pole dancing in a yurt in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Remarrying my wife in Xining

After remarrying my girlfriend at Dongguan Mosque, Xining, China

Sgp performancePerforming at the Universal studios, Singapore

Snake swag_KL

Pretending to be a Baba in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Song kul Kyrgyzstan

In awe with the beauty of Kyrgyzstan

Stilt Fishing in SL

Stilt fishing in Sri Lanka


At the largest ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world – Borobudur, Indonesia


Chilling at the Stonehenge, England


With the most-photographed mountain in the world – Matterhorn, Switzerland.

Yes I did it Pyramids

 ‘Yes, I did it!’ moment at the great pyramid of Gyza, Egypt


With one of the best sunset ever – Boracay, Philippines

Shinkansen Japan

Riding the fastest at the world’s largest metropolitan area – Tokyo, Japan


Meditating in the sea of temples – Bagan, Myanmar


At the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Asia and Europe – Istanbul, Turkey


At the largest religious monument in the world – Angkor Wat, Cambodia


In the land of Marco Polo and Nikola Tesla – Croatia


In one of the cleanest capitals in the world – Stockholm, Sweden


In the world’s most expensive city – Oslo, Norway


In the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Serengeti – Tanzania

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All the past must be resurrected. #kashgar #OldTown #kashi #xinjiang

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Eat stay love Kashgar #kashgar #Kashi #xinjiang #foodoftheday

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Wonder why they store so much fat in their backside…Fat tailed sheep in the animal market in Kashgar

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