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Lopburi Part II: Monkeys and Museums thumbnail

As I mentioned previously, Lopburi is most famous for its mischievous little town mascot, the monkey. There are a few other sights to see and things to do, but most people focus on macaque-spotting. The main attractions of Lopburi can easily be visited in a day. Prang Sam Yot The oldest and most famous shrine in…

Ocean World

Our third and final day in Bangkok started with a one-of-a-kind cultural attraction experience that could not be replicated anywhere else in the world. Well, not really. We went to the aquarium. But not just any aquarium! No, this one was special. This one was Siam Ocean World. And like the rest of Bangkok, it was…

Ho Chi Minh Zoo

Are you looking for a fun, family friendly activity or attraction in Ho Chi Minh City? Let me give you some hard-earned travel advice: Do not go to the Ho Chi Minh City Zoo. In our last few days in Vietnam we were back in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as I often refer to…

Uncaged at Phnom Tamao Zoo thumbnail

The great thing about visiting a place for the second time is getting to do all the stuff you missed the first time around. One thing I skipped during my first whirlwind trip to Phnom Penh was a chance to visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Luckily I had with me another animal loving fool- Freya…

Getting Wild at the Edinburgh Zoo thumbnail

So Edinburgh may have lost my Scotland City Smackdown, but there are no hard feelings. Right, Edinburgh? Because I’m about to shower lots of internet love on what I rate as your most top notch attraction: The Edinburgh Zoo. Let me rewind to the night before my visit, where I’m dancing up a storm in an…

The Highland Cow Call thumbnail

Rolling green mountains. Swaths of tartan. Long, endless lochs. Cobblestone streets leading to age old pubs where men wearing kilts slam down drams of whisky. A certain monster named Nessie. There are many images that evoke Scotland. None shine as brightly for me as a certain wee hairy cow native to the country. The highland coo…

Bahamas Day 2: Iguanas and Islands thumbnail

There’s nothing like waking up at sea. We had a big day ahead — scuba diving, iguana stalking, and sunset watching. Watch out, Bahamas. [Dive 1: Lobster No Lobster] The first dive of the trip was a bright and early morning dive, but I was quickly slapped awake by the freezing ocean hitting my face. The first…

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