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Some people eat, others try therapy. We travel. And you should too. theHoliDaze.com
Some people eat, others try therapy. We travel. And you should too. theHoliDaze.com

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Hey y'all, welcome to The HoliDaze, your #offbeat   #travelGuide  headquarters. I'm +Derek Freal, founder, head traveler and cultural enthusiast. Lots going on here now that I'm done with my  #NepalQuakeRelief  work so stay tuned here and on my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/theholidaze More soon! Meanwhile here is a photo of me popping a wheelie and going #offroad  on the #RickshawRun  recently -- videos of that coming soon too! ;)
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Back at home in my Thai village and seemed like a good day to take the drone up
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Best. Food. Ever. After the last episode of Derek Eats That! featuring the worst food ever — cockroach — it seems only fitting that this week I indulge in something delicious. And Babi Hutan, also known as Sinalau Bakas, might just be the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten in my life. Sabah in East Keep Reading...

Continue reading Babi Hutan AKA Sinalau Bakas, A Sabah Delicacy

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After visiting countless Hindu temples across the globe now I truly have a deeper grasp….of the phrase “same same but different” 😉 After the first few dozen they all start to blend together — except for those rare offbeat temples that are so strangely unique they become impossible to ever forget. Like this one small Keep Reading...

Continue reading The Psychedelic Painting Priest Of Pushkar

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In Semporna scuba diving is the #1 pastime. There are dozens of nearby islands to dive and snorkel and hike. Sure, Sipadan Island is one of the most famous, however it is also the most expensive. That’s okay! If you want to get under the sea around Semporna without having to empty your wallet, consider Keep Reading...

Continue reading Mabul Island + Kapalai + Other Great Sabah Dive Spots (Besides Sipadan)

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“Don’t be afraid of what I eat — be afraid of what I won’t eat.” Of course eating cockroaches is not quite as delicious as you might think. (And this is coming from someone who has eaten bull penis, raw cobra hearts and goat brain, among other things.) Why did you eat cockroach? Why not? Keep Reading...

Continue reading Derek Eats That! Cockroaches

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Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, is one of those legendary places that every diver has heard of but few have visited. Scuba diving Sipadan Island is a breathtaking bucket-list destination. Why? Sipadan is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Don’t believe me? Believe Google.   Unfortunately, the island also has Keep Reading...

Continue reading Scuba Diving Sipadan Island: Behind The Scenes + Video

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It only took me 5 trips to Malaysia to make it to Sabah — but I want to make sure that you do not make the same mistake. Sabah is calling. Plus the sunsets in Sabah are some of the best in the world. Always so colorful, no matter where you are. Don’t believe me? Keep Reading...

Continue reading Top 10 Places To View The Sunset In Sabah

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Sometimes you discover awesome things by accident. That is the only way I learned of the Regatta Lepa festival of Semporna, a quiet dive town on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. I had been scuba diving Sipadan and neighboring islands for a few days and decided to take a day off on dry land. Keep Reading...

Continue reading Boats Boats Boats! Regatta Lepa Festival in Sabah

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Everyone who has ever visited Malaysia knows about the impressive street art in Penang. However as cool as that artwork may be, it is nowhere near as awesome as the Shah Alam street art scene known as Laman Seni 7, just a short train ride away from Kuala Lumpur city center. Welcome to Laman Seni Keep Reading...

Continue reading Laman Seni 7 Street Art — So Much Better Than Penang!
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