Southeast Asia Travel​​

The Death Of The Gap Year?
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The Death Of The Gap Year?

The gap year is a foreign concept to most Americans — most high school graduates here head straight on to college. But for the British, the gap year is a hallowed institution, the year-long break […]

Vietnamese Comfort Food: Snacking On Banh Beo In Hue
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Vietnamese Comfort Food: Snacking On Banh Beo In Hue

I can still remember the freezing January mornings when I would run into the local deli before heading to school, salivating at the thought of getting my hands on the only food that would begin […]

How To Get A Visa For Vietnam
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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

What’s more fun than getting off a plane and immediately being hit up for cash just to step foot outside the airport? (I’ll answer my own question. The answer is: getting the seat next to […]

Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay
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Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay

I never saw the movie “Indochine.” According to its summary, the flick was released in 1992, and is about a French naval officer and his young Vietnamese lover who are escaping banishment. They seek refuge […]

Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna
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Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna

Compassion comes in many forms. You can give away your life savings, some extra change in your pocket, or a bottle of water to a thirsty child. It’s easy to change one person’s life, but […]

Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino
Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino

Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino

Wondering what to do with all that leftover B-roll video from your recent trip to Southeast Asia? Why not try splicing it together into a fun, stylized 70’s-era grindhouse flick, as the cool cat andinh […]

How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia
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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

So you’re going to Cambodia (actually, I am in about 6 weeks, but more on that later), and once you get there all you really want to do is sunbathe nude while pointing the bottom […]

“Eat, Pray, Leave”: Let The Backlash Begin
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“Eat, Pray, Leave”: Let The Backlash Begin

Seven million copies, 170 weeks and counting on the New York Times Best Seller List, and one Julia Roberts-starring movie later, Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” may, surprisingly, just be entering the backlash phase that […]

Everything You Wanted To Know About Banh Mi
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Banh Mi

As synonymous with Vietnamese food as the country’s signature dish, pho, it turns out banh mi is actually quite a new invention for this very old culture. What, did you think the rice farmers along […]

My Quest For Enlightenment; First Stop: Baan Thai Cookery School
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My Quest For Enlightenment; First Stop: Baan Thai Cookery School

By Maria Russo Is it possible to find enlightenment in a bowl of soup? Who knows, but it’s certainly worth a try, don’t you think? During a two-week journey to Thailand, I set out on […]