Noel Lau

Noel Lau has slowly been mastering the art of the nomadic lifestyle. He travels endlessly and stops to rest when he finds work. He is a freelance writer and contributor to GoMad Nomad Travel Mag. He currently blogs at Wander2Nowhere.

Photo of the Week: Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert The otherworldly Tatacoa Desert lies in the Huila Department of Colombia, about 320km south of Bogota. Even though it is called a desert, the Tatacoa is actually a tropical dry forest. And it covers 330 square kilometers around the town of Villavieja. Millions of years ago, the Tatacoa was covered with flowers and trees. …

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Photo of the Week: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is a Buddhist temple north east of Busan, South Korea. This temple complex isn’t the biggest in the country but it is by far the most spectacularly situated: it sits on a rocky shore, sandwiched between a lush green hill and the immaculate blue sea. The temple was built in 1376, during …

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10 Must-Try Taiwanese Foods

10 Must-Try Taiwanese Foods Taiwan is slowly gaining popularity among independent travelers. The intrepid travelers who venture to Taiwan will find a country endowed with stunning landscapes, incredibly hospitable people, and delicious food. Due to its history and proximity to China and Japan, Taiwanese cuisine is a mouthwatering union of Chinese cooking styles, Japanese techniques …

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Photo of the Week: Maeklong Railway Market

Photo of the Week: Maeklong Railway Market The market at Maeklong, situated about 60km west of Bangkok, looks just like any other markets in Thailand. Tropical fruits and green vegetables lie next to bright red chili pastes and colorful spices; the smell of freshly-caught seafood mingled with the smell of freshly cooked Thai delicacies. Except …

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Camino de Santiago

Photo of the Week: El Camino de Santiago

El Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, is a pilgrimage route traversing northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that after the death of St. James, the apostle, angels transported his body back to Santiago, where he had preached before his death. Since then, devout Christians have been walking to …

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