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Hi, I’m Masha and this is my travel blog Fingertip Travels. Get your travel tips here! I spent 8 years on a PhD in planetary science, and now I’m a travel blogger 😛 I was very unhappy in grad school, and stayed sane (ish) by reading travel blogs and planning for my future adventures. I hope to demystify travel by providing helpful, real, honest, and entertaining content to prepare you for your adventure, inspire curiosity, and get your travel juices flowing!

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Guide to getting clothes made in Hoi An, Vietnam. How to get tailored, custom clothes made in Hoi An, Vietnam, including suits and casual clothes.
A little planning before going tailor shopping will enable you to make your visit to the Tailor Capital of the World really count! Getting clothes made in Hoi An, Vietnam was one of my favorite experiences on my three month trip through Southeast Asia. It was also super overwhelming! Hoi...
Getting shoes made in Hoi An, Vietnam
While Hoi An is famous for its tailors, there are a lot of talented leatherworkers there as well. In addition to getting clothes made in Hoi An, my boyfriend and I got five pairs of shoes made. Well, I got four and he got one. Details. Getting custom leather shoes...
How much does it cost to travel in Southeast Asia for three months, for experience-led budget travelers.
I call myself a budget traveler, but I was feeling self conscious about writing this article disclosing how much money I spent traveling through Southeast Asia for 3 months with my boyfriend (check out the route we took here!). We could definitely have done it cheaper, I was thinking!...
things to do in every country you visit
I'm rounding out my third month of traveling through Southeast Asia and exploring the fourth country of this trip! I'm noticing patterns and figuring out my favorite things to do in a country I've never been to before. The best part of having a rough list of things to...
Best Things to Add to your Hoi An Itinerary
I loved Hoi An. We stayed there a week on our three month trip though Southeast Asia, and it was one of the most memorable destinations. (All the shit we bought there probably helps with that!)  Lovers of history, local craftsmanship, and beach getaways...
Elephant Nature Park

Southeast Asia Packing List

What to bring to Southeast Asia? Back when I was in grad school, I often felt stuck and unhappy, like my life was stagnant, so I would dream about traveling the world by perusing packing lists and optimizing my future gear for adventure. The truth is, though, you don't...