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Language Barriers – Surviving Total Miscomprehension

Traveling means seeing new cultures, and seeing new cultures means submerging yourself in new languages unless you’re really playing it safe. We don’t play it safe on ADVENTURE: How-To and this guide is about surviving in complete miscomprehension. Once you take the leap and insert yourself into uncomfortable and incomprehensible situations, you will find that surviving […]

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How to travel to Koh Phangan for $20

There are many ways to travel to Koh Phangan but only one that is worth writing about: going by land and sea without buying a tour package at the airport. Of course, you could just hop on a plane to Koh Samui and take the boat over to Koh Phangan, but where is the fun […]

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How to Haggle in Southeast Asia

If you have ever gone backpacking in Southeast Asia, you have probably been scammed at least once. Chances are high that you have been put in the uncomfortable situation of having to haggle for everything from a bottle of water to a motorcycle taxi to your hotel room. Bargaining is common practice in these countries […]