Southeast Asia Travel​​

Bangkok Tips For The First-Timer
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Bangkok Tips For The First-Timer

Oh, Bangkok. What will we ever do with you? Some love it, some hate it, some have both feelings towards it — often at the same time. It grabs travelers for indefinite amounts of time when […]

Looking For Roasted Pig And Bras? You’ve Come To The Right Place
Looking For Roasted Pig And Bras? You’ve Come To The Right Place

Looking For Roasted Pig And Bras? You’ve Come To The Right Place

Known for its many food stalls serving perhaps Bali’s most famous dish, Babi guling — a spiced roasted pig traditionally made with a whole suckling pig that’s been stuffed with a fragrant spice paste and […]

The Embattled Island Of Corrigador, Philippines
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The Embattled Island Of Corrigador, Philippines

I wouldn’t consider Manila a “destination” as far as destinations go. It’s one of those cities you fly into then spend a day or two getting your feet wet before you go to the places […]

Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible
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Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible

You find yourself paddling a lagoon in the Dr. Seussian islands, about 20 kilometers northwest of Phuket, Thailand. Few words have entered your mind since you began; perhaps none of your vocabulary matches the kind […]

The Day I Spent Teaching In The Philippines (Without Any Warning)
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The Day I Spent Teaching In The Philippines (Without Any Warning)

What does one do when thrust into the unexpected situation of teaching a class of 57 children in the capital of the Philippines? Why, sing, of course. A trip to the Philippines is always an […]

Should You Travel To Burma? An Ethical Debate
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Should You Travel To Burma? An Ethical Debate

A recent article has brought up a question that most seasoned travelers end up asking themselves: Is travel sometimes bad? Some may say that it drives the economy in countries or cities that have seen […]

A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia
A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia

A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big on starting travel groups on sites we like. Jon started up our flickr group for us a little ways back for photos, and I started a travel video […]

The 5 Must-See Beaches In Vietnam
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The 5 Must-See Beaches In Vietnam

Your guide to the five must-see beaches in Vietnam. Vietnam, a country reminiscent of a war-torn epic that rang of rock-and-roll, decadence, and destruction­ was, up until recently, visited by only the adventurous traveler. Though […]

So You’re Looking For The Best Island In Southeast Asia . . .
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So You’re Looking For The Best Island In Southeast Asia . . .

We’re going to be running a piece on Monday about the five must-see beaches in Vietnam, but in an effort to get everyone in a Southeast Asia state of mind (my first and likely last […]

The Sepia-Toned Pandemonium Of Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Sepia-Toned Pandemonium Of Hanoi, Vietnam

I arrived in Hanoi airport after a white-knuckle roller coaster courtesy of the lingering typhoon in the area. I had no idea what to expect, really. My idea of Southeast Asia was something along the […]