The Bamboo Traveler

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Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel and book blog dedicated to helping you dig deeply into the history, heritage, and culture of a place. Whether it’s through the pages of your passport or the pages of a good book, I’ll help you travel the world, uncovering the history, culture, food, architecture, and natural beauty of some of the world’s most fascinating places.

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En Vía Oaxaca Tour Review: Is It Worth It?

En Vía Oaxaca Tour Review: Is It Worth It?

Looking for a unique tour during your trip to Oaxaca? Fundación En Vía Oaxaca is a microfinance tour that takes you to visit female businesses in the villages around Oaxaca City. At US$90, the tour is expensive. so, you may be wondering whether it's worth it. In this...

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Valladolid Travel Guide: The Sultana of the East

Valladolid Travel Guide: The Sultana of the East

If you’re passionate about the history and culture of Mexico, then Valladolid makes an excellent base for exploring some of the BEST Maya ruins and cenotes in the country. You’ve got the ancient ruins of Ek’Balam and Chichin Itza, 7 beautiful cenotes that you can get...

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36 Books on Japan That’ll Spark Your Wanderlust

36 Books on Japan That’ll Spark Your Wanderlust

Planning a trip to Japan and looking for a book set in the country? Or do you just want to dip your toes into Japanese literature and need some ideas about what to read? In this post, I’m going to share with you my honest and unbiased review of 34 of my favorite and...

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50 BEST Books on Hong Kong

50 BEST Books on Hong Kong

"This is what I fear the most: The skyscrapers remain intact, the countryside hikes still beautiful, and our harbor rippling with night lights; you can still go to work and tweet dumb shit and outwardly you can’t tell that anything is wrong, but the only ones left are...

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