Southeast Asia Travel

Cruising The Mekong

Friday, October 2, 2009

You could hop on that Celebrity Cruise headed for Barbados, or you could head to the Mekong, the world’s 10th-longest river for a real adventure. Follow this journey in the Sydney Morning Herald of a couple who hope to make the journey beginning in Can Tho and eventually on to Angkor Wat. But why, when […]

Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Who needs a tour guide when you have friends like these? Angkor Wat with a little help from the local police. By Paige Stringer My first glimpse of Angkor Wat came from the back seat of a Cambodian police officer’s motorbike. It all started with an early evening arrival in Siem Reap. After checking in […]

Discovering Phnom Penh

Friday, July 31, 2009

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is as fascinating and steeped in history as it is chaotic, and is now just picking up the pieces from its disastrous history over the last few decades. Narrow, potholed back streets run off frantic roundabouts and wide European-style boulevards, a mark of the French who ran the country […]

You Too Can Be A Diving Expert In Thailand, Zen-Like Mind Helpful

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Who needs scuba gear, diving experience, or for that matter, oxygen, when you can freedive in the “diving mecca” of Ka Tao in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand? And as discovered in this Times piece, you too can be exploring the depths of the sea like an experienced pearl diver in as little […]

An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Here are 10 must-see spots in Asia as revealed by an insider. Asia is the ultimate travel destination for the summer: easily accessible, endlessly diverse and comfortably affordable. With exciting cities, scenic splendor, fascinating wildlife, towering monuments and unique festivals, all of your best travel stories are […]

How Not To Cause An International Incident While In Thailand

Thursday, June 4, 2009

With over 14 million visitors to Thailand in 2008 alone, there’s probably not a day that goes by where some sort of cultural transgression does not take place. Well, have no fear, before you end up causing your own international incident, bone up on Matador’s top 10 customs you should know before going. Here are […]

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. By Justin Calderon The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it all. The red hue of ultraviolet contamination could be seen slowly […]

Frommer Watch: Boycott Burma?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In this week’s installment of one of TheExpeditioner.com’s most popular and closely followed recurring columns, “Frommer Watch,” we find the godfather of globe-trotting in his daily blog calling for a boycott of travel to Burma in the wake of that country’s ruling military junta’s recent trial of pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Frommer […]

Kho Pi Pi Is For Lovers, And For Travelers Too

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The newest video from John and Cara — who’ve been traveling the world on an epic two-year honeymoon (see all their vids from the trip so far here) — finds them in Kho Pi Pi, one of Thailand’s most famous islands (see The Beach and The Man with the Golden Gun). Parts of the island […]

Exploring The Heart Of Cambodia

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Looking for the real Cambodia? Look no further than Tonle Sap. Located directly in the center of the country, Tonle Sap is, quite literally, the lifeblood of Cambodia, helping to supply the country with their massive intake of fish (which accounts for 70% of a typical Cambodian’s diet). Incredibly, this lake will increase its size […]

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