Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

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How to Prepare for a Vipassana Meditation Retreat?

Are you planning your first silent meditation retreat? These Vipassana preparation tips will guide you through your Vipassana retreat preparations.

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An Atheist’s Review of 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Is Vipassana Dhamma meditation scientific? In this review, I analyze my 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat from an atheist’s point of view.

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How to Cross from Sabah to Kalimantan

Are you planning to travel from Malaysian Borneo to Indonesia overland? This is a guide about crossing the border from Sabah to Kalimantan.

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Day Trip to Ulu Temburong National Park

Ulu Temburong National Park is one of the main tourist sights in Brunei Darussalam. Here’s what happens during a Ulu Temburong National Park day tour.

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Scuba Diving in Brunei Darussalam

Are you planning to learn scuba diving in Borneo? Have you thought about scuba diving in Brunei Darussalam?

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What Did I Do in the Philippines?

A few weeks ago, I put this blog on a hiatus to focus on writing a novel. Here’s what I actually did in the Philippines.

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BLOG ON HIATUS II

When I was in Nepal last October, I put the blog on a short hiatus so I could focus on writing a novel manuscript. My location is different now, but the story’s the same. I’m taking a break from blogging for a few weeks so I can finish the third (and almost final) version of that manuscript.

So, the blog will be mostly quiet for a while, although I will be sharing links to a few collaboration posts soon. I’ll start to actively blog again in February or March, so I’ll see you then!

5 Reasons to Love Taipei

If you’re traveling in Southeast Asia for a long time, you might want to get some rest in an urban environment after all the rural areas. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is the perfect spot for this.

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Pictures from Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Taroko National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan. Pictures from Taroko National Park cannot capture all the scale and beauty of the landscape, but here are 10+ of my better attempts.

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One Week in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Are you planning to spend one week in Ho Chi Minh City? Here are top things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City in a week.

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