Rob's Travel Blog

A 27 year old American's adventures around the world

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Thailand's Islands + Chiang Mai

I'd heard many great things about Thailand's islands and was eager to see a few of them myself. I scheduled a tour that included e...

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Thailand + Layover in Qatar

After my trip to Pompeii, I took a train to Rome to catch my flight. Unfortunately, there would be no time to explore the city thi...

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Florence, Naples, and Pompeii

After my fantastic stay in Venice, I was off to Florence. After asking my hostel mates, I learned the main things to do in Florenc...

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After Cinque Terre, I was off to Venice. I stayed at a hostel on the mainland outside Venice, only a 10-minute train ride to Venic...

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Hello Italy

After nearly 30 days in the Netherlands, it was time to move on. Amsterdam was an excellent place to start my journey. Friendly pe...

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The Hague

After staying in Amsterdam, I wanted to mix things up by visiting somewhere else in the Netherlands. I settled upon The Hague due ...

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Flying Pigs -- Amsterdam

I'm staying in Amsterdam for a whole month. As part of that, I decided to jump from hostel to hostel to see more of the city. This...

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St. Christophers at the Winston -- Amsterdam

St. Christophers at the Winston was the name of the new hostel I stayed at after my stay in my private room. Immediately upon goin...

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Arriving In Amsterdam

The first day of my travels. Bags have been packed, cats are with a friend, said my goodbyes -- I'm all set. A 7-hour redeye fligh...

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