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  • Microfinance in India: How It’s Changing the Game

    Microfinance is a revolutionary lending system that gives micro credit to those who lack the collateral or social standing to obtain traditional loans. These micro loans are designed to alleviate poverty by giving entrepreneurs the necessary amount to start up small businesses. In India, these programs are referred to as Self Help Groups (SHG) and ...

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  • My Favorite Hostel in Cambodia

    “Ok $3 dollars for the night, sign the guestbook, and here is your free beer. Cheers!” Sound like a dream? Nope, this is reality at one of my favorite guesthouses of all time, Monkey Republic in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Started by three friends with a dream, Monkey Republic opened its doors in 2005, right up the ...

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  • Ho Chi Minh City: A Trip to the War Museum

    In my opinion, every traveler to Ho Chi Minh City should visit the War Museum. Is it super fun? No, but its important. As an American, you can bet I was a little uneasy about going to the museum, which is largely an exhibit on the American role of the Vietnam War, but something was ...

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  • Have two weeks? The perfect 2 week Thailand Vacation

    Thailand-The land of smiles, offers travelers an incredible, exotic vacation at even more incredible prices. Pristine beaches, elephant riding, glimmering temples, delicious food, and insane parties are just a few reasons why tourists of all ages are flocking to Thailand. “So Caitie, we have two weeks vacation, what should we do?” This is my most ...

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  • Puerto Rican Street Food

    A melting pot of cultures, Puerto Rico offers fantastic food options. Local Caribbean flavors mix with African and Spanish flare giving a certain creative and unique flavor to Puerto Rican cuisine. Unfortunately visitors often cheat themselves of this experience by sticking to their resorts or barely venturing off the cruise ships to taste some of ...

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