Southeast Asia Travel​​

Koh Rong: Get There Quick Before . . .
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Koh Rong: Get There Quick Before . . .

Unspoiled, turquoise-green, powder-white beaches, inexpensive . . . You’ve heard these adjectives before when describing beaches in Southeast Asia, right? However, they’re usually followed up with such words as: full-moon party, MDMA, overcrowded, touristy. Thus […]

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise: The Lunch Lady Of Saigon Serves Meals To Die For
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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise: The Lunch Lady Of Saigon Serves Meals To Die For

It’s rare that I will dig into a bowl of watery, bland soup here in the U.S. and I don’t harken back to happier times. Specifically, a certain afternoon in the bowels of Saigon sitting […]

3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam
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3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam

One of the biggest adjustments I had to make when I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after college was the idea that it is perfectly acceptable, expected even, to argue with a merchant […]

How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand
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How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand

I’m not a very touchy person. Hugs are reserved for good friends and family, and I can’t remember the last boyfriend whose hand I actually enjoyed holding. I’ll slap you a good ‘ol American high-five […]

A Glut Of New Cheap Flights Are Coming To Asia
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A Glut Of New Cheap Flights Are Coming To Asia

Good news Mr. and Mrs. I-haven’t-worn-pants-in-six-months, I-won’t-pay-more-than-one-dollar-for-lunch, that-street-vendor-won’t-get-away-with-charging-me-10%-more-than-the-locals, my-monthly-hostel-costs-equal-your-Netflix-fees, I’m-sick-of-Thailand-because-there-are-too-many-expats-like-myself-there backpacker in Asia, there’s going to be whole slew of new budget options for flights in the region coming up this year. As The WSJ […]

Visiting Tam Coc, “The Halong Bay On The Rice Paddies” [Video]
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Visiting Tam Coc, “The Halong Bay On The Rice Paddies” [Video]

Tam Coc, Vietnam (or as Lonely Planet dubs it, “Halong Bay on the rice paddies”), is named after the low caves that the Ngo Dong River flows, and which visitors are guided through, usually by […]

Don’t Leave Cambodia Without Visiting Battambang
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Don’t Leave Cambodia Without Visiting Battambang

Battambang, Cambodia’s second-largest city, is unfortunately overlooked by many travelers to the country. Given Battambang’s location about 5 hours west of Siem Reap, most people simply decide to head east instead, continuing on to Phnom Penh […]

7 Tips For Travel In Southeast Asia
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7 Tips For Travel In Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is probably the best place in the world for your first extended backpacking trip. The food is delicious, the locals friendly, the beaches extraordinary, the accommodations well-established and the sites varied and unforgettable. […]

Is The Time To Visit Burma Now?
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Is The Time To Visit Burma Now?

With the end of Secretary of State Clinton’s historic visit to Myanmar (Burma) wrapping up last week — the first of any high-ranking official from the U.S. in 50 years — it’s safe to assume […]

Setting Sail In Ha Long Bay [Video]
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Setting Sail In Ha Long Bay [Video]

Fresh from the crop of travel videes from our “Travel Videos” Vimeo group comes Asiantrip TV’s mini-epic from the Ha Long Bay portion of their trip in Southeast Asia. Yes, that is dreary fall outside […]