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June 15, 2013

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: June 15, 2013

he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web.

If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or message @TheTripologist on Twitter. Here are my favorite travel posts from this past week:

Coming to Thailand: 5 Things to Watch Out For and How to Respond –

Thailand is an amazing country, and most visitors to the country find themselves in Bangkok for at least a few days. Unfortunately, though, Bangkok is one of the most scam riddled corners of Asia. Therefore, it’s definitely worthwhile to spend a few minutes reading up on some of the different scams so that you don’t get caught up in one. This post is a great rundown of some of the most common scams in Bangkok.

Petra: The Worthy Jewel in Jordan’s Crown –

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a bit obsessed with visiting Petra in Jordan. If Petra is on your must-see list as well, make sure to check out this great visit recap.

In Photos: Lighthouses of Eastern Canada –

There’s something awesome about lighthouses. So utilitarian in many regards, lighthouses are fascinating because they all achieve the same purpose, but yet all look different. In this post from Ryan at, he explores some of the most beautiful lighthouses in Eastern Canada.

Traveling to Korea: Tips and Thoughts –

I’ve written a lot about traveling in South Korea on this site; however, it’s always great to find a few tips from someone who was just passing through. In this post from, they let you in on a few great tips for traveling around the country. Even I didn’t know there was a rentable device for portable internet.

From the Tripologist Archives: 24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a major gateway to Southeast Asia, but often gets overlooked by travelers continuing on to more exotic and exciting locations. However, if you have a bit of time for the city, here’s a great itinerary for 24 hours in the Malaysian capital.


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