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Cooking Filipino At Ven’z Kitchen

  If you’ve been following along for a while you know, I love learning how to cook local food! Philippines is the 9th country in Southeast Asia where I’ve taken a class, and I fell on it by happenstance. I had planned to find a cooking school in Cebu City. When I arrived at the […]

Scuba Diving in Cebu, Philippines - Robyn Around The World

Scuba Diving In Cebu, Philippines

  I had two things on my agenda when I went to Cebu Island in the Philippines. Moalboal to dive the Sardine Run and Malapascua to swim with Thresher sharks! I loved the laidback town of Moalboal. I absolutely fell in love with the little diving town and the locals. I really felt a connection […]

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Weekend In Melaka

  Just 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur is Melaka, designated UNESCO World Heritage in 2008 along with Penang. It was once a trading port that was once run by the Portuguese. The town is small and walk friendly as most of its attractions are within a 1km radius. Being a huge fan of Penang, […]

Learning To Cook Beef Rendang - LaZat Cooking Class - Kuala Lumpur - Robyn Hartzell

Learning To Cook Malaysia’s Beef Rendang

    I’ve been in Southeast Asia for two years, and my favorite food is Malaysian. Especially the street food. I’ve been holding out taking a cooking class here because I really wanted to find a place that teaches the street food. I haven’t been able to find a class, so I finally broke down […]

Koh Mak Island, Thailand - Robyn Around the World

Weekend In Koh Mak

  Koh Mak is a small island off Southeast Thailand, a 35-minute speedboat ride from Trat. Koh Mak has a unique history in that five families own the island. These families inhabit 80% of the land. Mainland locals and foreigners run the other 20%. Koh Mak wasn’t open to tourism until 1974 but really started […]

What Does It Cost To Travel In Southeast Asia? Robyn Around the World

What Does One Year In Southeast Asia Cost?

One question that always gets asked is how much does it cost to travel the world? In this post, I’m going to break down my second year of travel expenses. I separated out flights, and scuba costs then broke the rest down into three categories: Meals, Accommodation, and Miscellaneous. Miscellaneous includes shopping, entertainment, postcards, gifts, SIM […]

Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur more than a handful of times over the past two years, yet I hated it when I first stepped into the city. After traveling Bali, Thailand, and Laos, I just expected Malaysia to be the same, little villages with a lot of cultures. I spent time in Penang before I […]

Scuba Diving in Phu Quoc: The North Versus The South - Robyn Around the World

Scuba Diving In Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Ah diving in Phu Quoc… When I came to work at a dive shop here, the manager warned me that it wasn’t world class diving. Coming from diving in Komodo National Park for six weeks, I was spoiled with large fish and healthy, colorful reefs. I did some research and found out it would be […]

Top 5 Things To Do In Phu Quoc - Robyn Around the World

Exploring Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island off the southwest end and lies right on the border of Cambodia. This island is soon to become a cruise port destination, so life on Phu Quoc is changing at this moment. I’ve been on the island for two months, and there’s already the cruise harbor is in the […]

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