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Floating market tour in Bangkok with Local Guddy

Visiting a floating market is pretty much compulsory on a trip to Bangkok. These weekend markets include lots of good food, shopping, and the interesting sights of people cooking and selling food from boats. Most floating markets also offer the chance to take a longboat trip along the canals. It’s a great place to enjoy […]

Finding a home exchange in Bangkok

Asia isn’t the easiest part of the world to find home exchanges. While house swapping is very popular in other parts of the world, Asian countries are slower to adopt this free travel lodging system. I’m not sure if this is cultural or just a lack of marketing. A quick glance through my house swap […]

Sharing Economy in Southeast Asia: lots of tours and activities

Two years ago I wrote about sharing economy services in Southeast Asia and I see that post is a bit out of date. As I prepare for a trip to Thailand it’s a good time to update that post. There are a ton of options for peer to peer tours and activities in Southeast Asia. […]

Triip Peer to Peer Taipei Food Tour

On a recent trip to Taipei, which for me is largely about eating delicious foods, I scheduled a food tour with the peer to peer activities network Triip. After my research into sharing economy activities in Taiwan I was excited to find that Triip has a few offerings that are free! I selected a tour of the […]

Taiwan Peer to Peer Activities

Preparing for a short trip to Taiwan I did some research on potential peer-to-peer tours and activities, with a focus on food options because this is one of my favorite countries for delicious eating. I came up with a number of services that do have some good choices in Taipei and the surrounding area, though […]

Peer-to-Peer Tour of Nairobi Slums

Most people don’t put a slum tour on their list of activities to do while on vacation. But part of the value of peer-to-peer tour platforms is the creativity it offers people who can craft their own unique offerings. And I am always interested in seeing local life in the places I visit, so the Kibera slum tour […]

Sharing Economy Travel Businesses in Africa

On my recent trip to Kenya I spent some time searching around for peer-to-peer travel services that I might take advantage of in the region. One of my favorite activities companies, I Like Local, has a solid presence in Kenya. They offer some very interesting activities both in Nairobi and in the countryside, and it’s […]

Saving Money on Safaris in Kenya

This is not about peer-to-peer travel stuff, but I think it’s useful info that I couldn’t find online for myself. Hopefully this will be helpful to others. I will start by saying safaris are amazing. For me it’s like being in another world, with all these strange beasts walking around. I can’t recommend it enough. […]

Uber in Africa: Great for Tourists, Controversial for Drivers

During my recent trip to Kenya I discovered, from some very large billboards, that Uber offers service in Nairobi, one of ten sub-Saharan markets they’ve entered in the past few years. Nairobi’s public transit consists of some very aggressive Matatu (bus) drivers in super congested traffic. While I’m always game to try local public transit, where […]

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