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Arrival to the Homeland

Sicily, Italy Dedicated to my great-grandparents, Antonino & Antonina Pidalá   I’ve always wanted to visit the small town up in the Sicilian mountains where my great-grandparents were born, and it could not have been a better place to top off my trip to Asia. The small town is called Longi, a picturesque little commune of […]

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Life on Koh Samui

Koh Samui will always be my home away from home, but it’s time to move on to the next adventure! This post is part two of my time in Koh Samui and will wrap up with my remaining photos and captions. I will, of course, miss the beaches, but I will miss the people I met the […]

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Jumping The Border

Time for a Visa Run! What is a Visa Run you ask? Well, let me enlighten you on this funny little immigration loophole! As a background, all countries require foreigners to have some type of visa to enter their country. The most common visas for travelers in Thailand are 30-day visa exemptions, 60-day tourist visas, […]

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Turtle Island

Whew, I need a vacation from my vacation. Just kidding 😛 I decided to check out a small island off Samui called Ko Tao, a tiny island with just one main road. While it’s supposed to be a very relaxing island, I didn’t get quite so lucky… Right when I got to the ferry port […]

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Hostel Life

Alright, this has been brought up enough times that it deserves its own article. Why do I purposefully seek out hostels instead of hotels? It sometimes seems as if people put hostels on the same level as a back alley motel… This is 100% not the case! Other than cost, there are tons of benefits […]

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The Full Moon

It’s known as the biggest party in the world. It takes some people, and I’m sure it creates some new people too… And it happens to take place right on my doorstep. The party that is! Not the creating new people… The Full Moon Party is on the night of the full moon every month […]

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Arriving on Coconut Island

Home Sweet Home I think I found my home for the next few months! So far, I absolutely love Ko Samui, Thailand. Samui is a smallish island of around 60,000 people off the coast of SE Thailand. Why is called Coconut Island you ask? Well, there are coconut trees every five steps! So, getting here. […]

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The Land of Smiles

Bangkok, Bangkok, Bangkok. What are we going to do with you. Well, it’s definitely one of the more interesting places I’ve been to! First, yes what you hear is true; Thailand is so cheap!! You can easily live here for less than $15 a day, including food and rent! And like most of Asia, the […]

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Pit Stop in Korea

Well, Japan was a blast but on to the next adventure! The next stop on The Expedition is Thailand – but pit stop first! Flights were very expensive from Fukuoka, so I decided to hop on the ferry over to Busan, Korea (the second largest city in Korea after Seoul) and take a flight from […]

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Ramen, Street Stalls, and Beautiful Women

Hakata-ku is one of the oldest cities in Japan. In the middle ages, it acted as a port and trading hub between China and Korea, and it was officially renamed Fukuoka-shi in 1889. Nowadays, Fukuoka is known for three things: Hakata Ramen – considered some of the best ramen in Japan Hakata Yatai – the famous […]

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