Southeast Asia Travel

A Vietnamese Tourist In Vietnam

Monday, August 15, 2011

“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 spent much time at home. Sue kept an exhausting itinerary that I had no choice but to follow and, after […]

Boracay: The Light At The End Of Manila

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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 chaise lounge, toes in the warm sand, drinking from a freshly cut coconut. The picture quickly becomes a backdrop for […]

Getting Off That Darned Beaten Path In Cambodia

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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, Lonely Planet and CNN both came out with articles on getting off the proverbial beaten path in Cambodia. Lonely Planet […]

Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

Monday, July 11, 2011

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 harmonious. Then the peace of my wood cabin is shattered by an almighty clatter of corrugated iron and a banging […]

How To Tell The Story Of Hanoi In Minutes [Video]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A lesson I’ve yet to learn in my own videos is that sometimes, in travel videos, it’s best to just shut your trap and let the destination do the talking. I mean, let’s be honest, it’s not you the viewers are really looking to see, it’s the destination. Case in point, the above video of […]

How To Find The Real Bali By Bike

Thursday, June 23, 2011

There is a saying: “To really see a country, leave the city.” Just as Paris may not be the best representation of France, and New York City isn’t a complete portrayal of the United States (sorry Matt), the same can be said about other parts of the world, Bali for example. There are two well-traveled versions of […]

8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try

Friday, May 13, 2011

Travelers who’ve downed a cup of joe in Southeast Asia know that the stuff’s good — really good — but not like what you’re used to at home. Given the coffee’s brewed from extra-bold beans and served in a climate where the last thing you crave while you’re sweating through your shirt is a hot […]

What It’s Like To Get Breakfast In Luang Prabang, Laos

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For travelers who’ve been to Southeast Asia, they know that Laos itself is no longer the hidden gem of the region it once was, with more and more travelers having been turned on to the slow rhythms and friendly people that populate this small, landlocked country. Many backpackers end up in the city of Luang […]

Krabi’s Peaceful Rhythms

Monday, March 28, 2011

The limestone steps were nearly vertical at some points, each varying in length and width, distorting my perception of depth, and causing me to stumble like a lame bird. I peered over the edge and sighed at the lush landscape of verdant highlands almost 800 feet below; a magnificent view of coconut palms, rubber trees […]

Why Are So Many Travelers Dying In Chiang Mai?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A seventh mysterious death of a traveler occurred this week in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and little to no answers have been given for their causes. As reported in the New Zealand Herald yesterday, Canadian Bill Mah died after using the Downtown Inn facilities, including their swimming pool. The same hotel has also been linked to […]

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