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Around The World, One Day At A Time . . .

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What if you decided to start a travel blog about that epic trip you’re taking around the world, documenting the people you meet, the crazy border crossings you do, and the wild food you eat. But what happens if you keep putting it off, intending to get going with it, but just getting a little […]

Video: Voyage Through South India

Video: Voyage Through South India

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For some incredible shots of India, as well as the best scitar this side of the Brahmaputra River, check out O.G.’s video from India, featuring one of the coolest open-air night parties I’ve ever seen at 7:15. I think I even spotted India’s version of Kanye West there? [Video by O.G./Vimeo]

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Images Of Cambodia

Monday, November 8, 2010

By Matt Stabile

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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Five (Phnom Penh)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

After leaving Siem Reap I decided to break up the impending grueling 12-hour bus ride and head to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, about 6 hours to the southeast. It’s probably safe to say most people don’t know much if anything about the city, and the first thing they wonder is how to pronounce […]

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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Four (Angkor Wat)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

To say that the temples at Angkor are spectacular is like saying that France has good food: no need to state the obvious. After a 12-hour bus ride through the paddy fields and flood plains along the Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia, I arrived late in Siem Reap. Expecting nothing more than a sleepy […]

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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Three (Saigon Part Duex)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

On June 11, 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the treatment of monks by American-backed President Ngo Dinh Diem. This act led to the steep decline of the support of the President, and is widely believed to be the end of his reign, culminating in his assassination in November […]

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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Two (Saigon: First Impressions)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jet lag does some strange things to the mind on the road. Waking up, sweating in the middle of the night, with no chance of falling back asleep, it sends your mind into some dark corners of the world, switching off all pleasure receptors and robbing you of all that you hold dear. But, alas, […]

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We’ve Got Your Back: Ways To Avoid Being A Cafe Douchebag

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cafes serve as our internet oasis while on the road. I’ve often found myself infused with copious amounts of coffee in order to let my Facebook crew know I survived my last ramblings. Even more so, hours pass updating the ol’ travel blog on the latest Asian weirdness I happened to ingest while on said […]

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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part One (When A Layover Becomes A Trip)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

There are a couple of things you should keep in mind when planning to include a massive layover during your trip. One: despite its reputation, layovers are good. Especially when they’re in a city you’ve never been to before. Especially when it’s Saturday night. And especially when you have two weeks ahead of you to […]

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Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Visit Before It Becomes Phuket

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

“Like Phuket before it became Phuket.” Anyone notice how this saying is quickly becoming the de facto description to use to describe an island in Southeast Asia that is, amazingly, undeveloped and seemingly undiscovered by tourists? (I recently wrote about this article about Boracay, Philippines — an island that also got the Phuket treatment). This […]

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