Southeast Asia Travel​​

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 […]

What’s Up With Tubing And Vang Vieng, Laos?
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What’s Up With Tubing And Vang Vieng, Laos?

I’ve never been to Laos, but it seems like everyone who has inevitably spends some portion of their trip tubing in Van Vieng, a town in Vientiane Province that has begun to take on the […]

Author Attempts Southeast Asia Trip Using Original Lonely Planet Guide From 1975
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Author Attempts Southeast Asia Trip Using Original Lonely Planet Guide From 1975

As travelers all know, people gripe about the problem of the outdatedness of guidebooks enough, and that’s in reference to current guidebooks. Imagine heading out on the road with one pushing 40 years old. That’s […]

Cooking Class In Thailand: Learning Culture Through The Tongue
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Cooking Class In Thailand: Learning Culture Through The Tongue

“Tan Khao Ma Rue Yung?” asks our cooking instructor, as she holds up ginger root, also known as khing in Thai, its sharp and slightly tangy scent awakening my sense of smell. We are standing […]

An Unforgettable Tour Through Southeast Asia [Photo Essay]
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An Unforgettable Tour Through Southeast Asia [Photo Essay]

GoMadNomad.com founder and friend of our site Stephen Bugno spent a good part of this year traveling through Southeast Asia as part of his nomadic wanderings. To try to encapsulate such a trip in 10 […]

A Vietnamese Tourist In Vietnam
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A Vietnamese Tourist In Vietnam

“I’m Drunk!” I found Sue sitting on a bamboo bench basking in the glare of a dangling florescent light bulb. The bench was directly below the communal stilt house we were sharing, but we hadn’t […]

Boracay: The Light At The End Of Manila
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Boracay: The Light At The End Of Manila

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve got those Hollywood ad campaigns pegged: A sweeping shot of an unimaginably beautiful beach fades in from black. You picture yourself lying on a […]

Getting Off That Darned Beaten Path In Cambodia
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Getting Off That Darned Beaten Path In Cambodia

With prices dropping in the fall and the rainy season letting up in November, now is the time of year travelers start booking those trips to Southeast Asia. And just in time for pre-trip planning, […]

Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan
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Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is […]