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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2017, 10:25:29 AM »
So, I guess the real question is this:
Do I gain the Master Namer title for suggesting Ehsian?   ;)
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 10:44:30 AM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2017, 11:49:34 AM »
So, I guess the real question is this:
Do I gain the Master Namer title for suggesting Ehsian?   ;)
Post another 1948 times ;D

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2017, 02:04:05 PM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

Bradley, we certainly need to talk. I've been doing some research, putting together some loose ideas on an itinerary, but I find it so hard to do so unless you've actually been there or can have a "sit down" with someone who has. I have a close friend that went for two months, but she spent her times in hotels and kinda lived it up. My journey will be nothing of the sort - hostels and street food for this guy. Maybe some couchsurfing as well  ;D

We'll chat in PMs! So happy you can fill me in!


So, I guess the real question is this:
Do I gain the Master Namer title for suggesting Ehsian?   ;)

Well if it counts for anything, you're MY Master Namer gennerik.

What's a good name for my first born? (Assuming I find a woman who can put up with my strange intricacies  ::) )
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2017, 05:01:36 PM »
If you're planning on going to Japan, let me know.  I slummed around for 3 weeks, doing the hostel and sometimes street thing.  I also lived there for 3 years.  But I'm not sure if I'd consider that SE Asia.

I'll get back to you on the first born.  Baby names are much tougher.
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »
What's a good name for my first born? (Assuming I find a woman who can put up with my strange intricacies  ::) )

I've seen some euphemisms before,  it this is a new one.  :o
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 05:11:58 PM »
What's a good name for my first born? (Assuming I find a woman who can put up with my strange intricacies  ::) )

I've seen some euphemisms before,  it this is a new one.  :o
TMI!!!!!
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hahaha hardly! But I'll leave it at that for fear of digging myself a deeper hole  ::)
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2017, 05:17:32 AM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

Bradley, we certainly need to talk. I've been doing some research, putting together some loose ideas on an itinerary, but I find it so hard to do so unless you've actually been there or can have a "sit down" with someone who has. I have a close friend that went for two months, but she spent her times in hotels and kinda lived it up. My journey will be nothing of the sort - hostels and street food for this guy. Maybe some couchsurfing as well  ;D

We'll chat in PMs! So happy you can fill me in!


Haha  for sure!  I always eat street food too, but I also anticipate diarrhea and vomiting (keep napkins in your back pocket at all times in case of emergency and always bring a plastic bag with you on long bus trips in case you need to puke and toss it out the window).  There's lot of amazing things to do and see but always keep your wits about you, be aware of scams, and keep in mind that if it seems like it might be dangerous, there aren't laws to mitigate risk so it probably is and you might die.

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

Bradley, we certainly need to talk. I've been doing some research, putting together some loose ideas on an itinerary, but I find it so hard to do so unless you've actually been there or can have a "sit down" with someone who has. I have a close friend that went for two months, but she spent her times in hotels and kinda lived it up. My journey will be nothing of the sort - hostels and street food for this guy. Maybe some couchsurfing as well  ;D

We'll chat in PMs! So happy you can fill me in!


Haha  for sure!  I always eat street food too, but I also anticipate diarrhea and vomiting (keep napkins in your back pocket at all times in case of emergency and always bring a plastic bag with you on long bus trips in case you need to puke and toss it out the window).  There's lot of amazing things to do and see but always keep your wits about you, be aware of scams, and keep in mind that if it seems like it might be dangerous, there aren't laws to mitigate risk so it probably is and you might die.

As a person who lives in SE Asia, these advices are golden. As of late, we somehow  had gotten the fame for being the 'final' destination of tourists (hit and run cases mostly, scams/ robberies/ gang wars, and severe food poisonings) I would advice to have fun, but avoid those shady places and watch out for pickpockets and possible scams. The laws doesn't really cover much regarding these things, so be wary.

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2017, 08:11:59 PM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

Bradley, we certainly need to talk. I've been doing some research, putting together some loose ideas on an itinerary, but I find it so hard to do so unless you've actually been there or can have a "sit down" with someone who has. I have a close friend that went for two months, but she spent her times in hotels and kinda lived it up. My journey will be nothing of the sort - hostels and street food for this guy. Maybe some couchsurfing as well  ;D

We'll chat in PMs! So happy you can fill me in!


Haha  for sure!  I always eat street food too, but I also anticipate diarrhea and vomiting (keep napkins in your back pocket at all times in case of emergency and always bring a plastic bag with you on long bus trips in case you need to puke and toss it out the window).  There's lot of amazing things to do and see but always keep your wits about you, be aware of scams, and keep in mind that if it seems like it might be dangerous, there aren't laws to mitigate risk so it probably is and you might die.

As a person who lives in SE Asia, these advices are golden. As of late, we somehow  had gotten the fame for being the 'final' destination of tourists (hit and run cases mostly, scams/ robberies/ gang wars, and severe food poisonings) I would advice to have fun, but avoid those shady places and watch out for pickpockets and possible scams. The laws doesn't really cover much regarding these things, so be wary.

Yes I've heard this from many people. I plan on spending very little time in Bangkok itself, and will likely be heading north to Chiang Mai right away and then down to the islands. I hope to find a place to settle down for a few months and really take in the culture, but I won't really know until I get there  ;)

Also interesting about the lack of risk mitigation laws. That's actually something I didn't know, so thank you. I'll be wary when going on tours/climbs/hikes and so on. Is there any way to differentiate between dangerous/safe? (ie: certain companies, designations, certifications)
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2017, 08:10:40 AM »

So I have no title suggestion, but I *did* live in SE Asia for 4 years so maybe I can give you some tips.

Bradley, we certainly need to talk. I've been doing some research, putting together some loose ideas on an itinerary, but I find it so hard to do so unless you've actually been there or can have a "sit down" with someone who has. I have a close friend that went for two months, but she spent her times in hotels and kinda lived it up. My journey will be nothing of the sort - hostels and street food for this guy. Maybe some couchsurfing as well  ;D

We'll chat in PMs! So happy you can fill me in!


Haha  for sure!  I always eat street food too, but I also anticipate diarrhea and vomiting (keep napkins in your back pocket at all times in case of emergency and always bring a plastic bag with you on long bus trips in case you need to puke and toss it out the window).  There's lot of amazing things to do and see but always keep your wits about you, be aware of scams, and keep in mind that if it seems like it might be dangerous, there aren't laws to mitigate risk so it probably is and you might die.

As a person who lives in SE Asia, these advices are golden. As of late, we somehow  had gotten the fame for being the 'final' destination of tourists (hit and run cases mostly, scams/ robberies/ gang wars, and severe food poisonings) I would advice to have fun, but avoid those shady places and watch out for pickpockets and possible scams. The laws doesn't really cover much regarding these things, so be wary.

Yes I've heard this from many people. I plan on spending very little time in Bangkok itself, and will likely be heading north to Chiang Mai right away and then down to the islands. I hope to find a place to settle down for a few months and really take in the culture, but I won't really know until I get there  ;)

Also interesting about the lack of risk mitigation laws. That's actually something I didn't know, so thank you. I'll be wary when going on tours/climbs/hikes and so on. Is there any way to differentiate between dangerous/safe? (ie: certain companies, designations, certifications)

Just assume it's not safe.  Ie. the southern islands are a shitshow-- on one hand you have tourists getting drunk and buying amphetamines from the conveniently open 24-hour pharmacy across from the bar, stealing a car driving it into a ditch then bribing the police... on the other hand you have locals renting motorbikes to people who have no idea how to ride them (drunk) for less than the price of a bus, with a footnote in the contract they sign saying they'll use a local mechanic if anything goes wrong.  Most of them wreck the bikes, go to the clinic (conveniently open 24 hours) or they don't wreck the bike and the renter finds a scratch.  Either way they charge them 5,000$ for repairs on a bike that is actually only worth 800$ to buy.  Or there are bus companies that when you cross the border try to get you to change money at a terrible exchange rate (50% profit) by telling you you need 1000 USD to enter Thailand.  In Laos there's a famous rafting spot, people do drugs and die jumping off cliffs or drowning or whatever on a regular basis.  Also, southern Thailand has this rebellion thing going on you might want to steer clear of.

Anyway, Thaland is beautiful, but not really my fav spot. In fact I sort of really really don't like it there tourism has just really done something very bad to that place tho I'm sure the north and parts of the countryside is probably nice.  I much prefer Cambodia (visit An Kor-- granted I made friends and didn't use my tickets to the ruins, but running around to pagodas with giant festivals were ppl throw baby powder on eachother or going swimming in remote lakes with ruins in a lush island in the middle... was way more fun) But remember in Cambodia don't ever hike alone be careful of straying off the path there are landmines.  Everyone I've spoken to says Laos is the most amazing place on the planet.  If you can get into Bhutan, it's also incredible. 

Malaysia is awesome if you time it right-- if you were in KL right now you'd see the most unbelieveable week-long Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown, like mind blowing stuff.  Also you might want to visit during Thaipusam (idk when it is it's determined by the Tamil calendar) but basically... just look it up it's crazy). Penang in Malaysia as the most incredible food-- a mash up of Thai, Malay, Indian and Chinese. Malaysia is super safe unless you have drugs on you or break laws then you might get your head chopped off. Worse for Singapore-- an authoritarian city-state of corrupt rich people who essentially hold slaves both personally and by the state to keep it super clean and charge you a 1000 USD fine if you feed the birds and a 100,000 USD fine if you write anything critical of the government.  But its very clean and cosmopolitan and British people seem to love it.  Indonesia... I lived in Indonesia for years so I really don't know where to begin but you can climb on active volcanoes, see Orangutans and elephants in the wild, go parasailing, see the best scuba diving on the planet (like snorkeling makes you feel like you're on a another planet altogether)-- that said 90% of it's natural beauty is gone due to timber, palm oil and mining interests, it's also incredibly corrupt and if you get involved in politics esp related to Henry Kissinger's gold mine in Papua, Indonesian Intelligence might have you killed cuz they really don't give af. If someone tells you not to take the economy bus in Indo, listen to them b/c you'll be trapped in cigarette smoke for 3 days without being able to eat or shit and lost all circulation w/ some dude sleeping basically on top of you. Vietnam is really pushy, people will fleece the shit out of you, but it has the best food and Dalat has some of the most beautiful canyoning anywhere, like rapells in the middle of waterfalls, sliding down shallow rapids like natural waterslides orchids in misty trees. I'd stay out of Burma/Myanmar altogether it's fucked.  Japan is really great, so are the Phillipines watch out for pirates on long boat trips into the Philippines however and politically the Philippines is a mess right now, but I'd still go. 

China is expensive but I love Hong Kong, hate Shanghai. 

Tbh if i could go anywhere right now I'd be far far from Asia in Brazil getting ready for Carnival....

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2017, 11:39:10 AM »
Also you might want to visit during Thaipusam (idk when it is it's determined by the Tamil calendar) but basically... just look it up it's crazy).

Thaipusam is actually this Thursday. (My university is having a holiday so I'm 100% certain on this  ;D) Like wise I would agree that Malaysia is really safer than Thailand as a foreigner traveling around, although I would still advised against walking down dark, suspicious areas after 10 pm. (Not like in Europe, when I was walking along at 12 pm. and everything still seemed relatively safe IMO, if because most people had went to bed)

@Bradley Darewood  Whoah you sure had traveled throughout the entirety of SE Asia! You probably knew more about Thailand and Malaysia than I do. Do you work in the travel/ tourism industry?

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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2017, 04:11:13 AM »

No, I'm an NGO guy and a researcher.  Sahara, Amazon, basically everywhere there's something terrible going on so you could say I'm a connoisseur of human misery. I wish I'd done travel instead :) way more pleasant career.

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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2017, 09:47:16 PM »

No, I'm an NGO guy and a researcher.  Sahara, Amazon, basically everywhere there's something terrible going on so you could say I'm a connoisseur of human misery. I wish I'd done travel instead :) way more pleasant career.

hahaha oh man, you make me not even want to go!

That said, I have a decent head on my shoulders and I don't take any unnecessary risks, so I think I'll be okay. But these are all good things to know, Brad, so thank you. I'm set on Thailand, and I do plan on spending the majority of my time in the north, but really who knows. All I know is that there are great networks for travellers down there, and I'm good at asking questions and gleaning advice from other people, so I anticipate things will go rather swimmingly.

Thanks again. Your experience is incredibly varied, terrifying and exciting at the same time. I'm also a tad confused, but I'm sure I'll come around hahaha
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Re: Help! Need a great website name for a travel blog!
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2017, 11:25:23 PM »
Nooo!!!  Gooo!!  It's amazing!!!!!

I'd honestly spend as little time in Thailand as possible and go to An Kor (it's in Cambodia near the border with Thailand and its AWESOME it's like the Machu Picchu of Asia) and Laos.  Penang is also in Malaysia near the Thai border and it has awesome food.  Seriously, tho, consider leaving Thailand!!!