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Meanwhile, Jonathan from Brussels was drowning.

by Boris Pink

Nong khiaw — The whole village had gathered. The men constructed a raft with little clay figures on top—some animals, I remember, plus a smoking man sitting in front. The women brought food and decorated the family’s balcony. Two weeks ago, a tourist had committed suicide in their hut1. To get rid of the bad spirits, the symbolic raft was about to be shoved down the river in a relieving ritual. While the pe...

Solo Travel, Best travel advice

Select the three modes of travel: Rest, Do, Change

by Kevin Kelly

Luang prabang — There is a trinity of travel modes. You might think of these 3 styles as 3 corners of a triangle. Rest. Do. Change. One corner is Vacation. In this mode, you are trying to optimize rest. You seek out...

Travel, drawing, Hostels

The Backpacker Hostel Dormitory Nightly Ritual

by Boris Pink

Luang prabang — The worst thing that could happen when you got to leave your hostel dormitory at 5 am to get your train ride are people who got to leave the same hostel dormitory at 3.30 am to get whatever they need ...

drawing, Travel, Climbing mountains

They used to call me 'spider'. (Because of my tiny arms)

by Boris Pink

Thakhèk — For the sake of saving some cash, I decided to skip professional climbing 1 beginners’ lessons and instead asked a fellow—who claimed to be familiar with vertical practices that include ropes—to be m...

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