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The New Eco-Paradise of Southeast Asia: Cambodia

Sihanoukville Otres Beach

With the tourist trail expanding across the key provinces of Cambodia, there is certainly a fair share of places from boutique hotels to high-end resorts for visitors to crash in, but it is perhaps the eco-conscious options that are drawing the most attention from travelers.

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December 28, 2012 by | Comments Off on The New Eco-Paradise of Southeast Asia: Cambodia

[PHOTOS] Kecak Dance in Bali

Kecak Dance, Bali

While the island is most famous for its mega-tourist destinations–Kuta Beach and hillside Ubud–wherever you end up staying, an absolute must is to experience a traditional Kecak dance in Bali. While the island is most famous for its mega-tourist destinations–Kuta Beach and hillside Ubud–wherever you end up staying, an absolute must is to experience a […]

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August 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] Kecak Dance in Bali

Bali: the Cultural Centerpiece of East Asia

Bali

Whether you have one or two weeks to explore, these are a few cultural activities outside of the famous Kuta area that you will need to experience before leaving beautiful Bali.

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August 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

Pyongyang Restaurant

For those who are not amused by the gleaming mountain tops of China’s snowy Chogori Peak, the historic behemoth of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the increasingly spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur, there are other reasons to visit Asia than the everyday destinations that bring in millions upon millions of tourists every year.

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April 12, 2012 by | Comments Off on The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

Top Places in Vietnam That Are Not Hanoi or Saigon

Nha Trang

Sure, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) are spectacular, but there’s much more to Vietnam than just those two destinations. Vietnam is filled to the brim with exotic sandy beaches, untapped cultural landmarks and all the rural culture you can handle, from the absolutely stunning beaches and growing nightlife of Nha Trang, to the […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Five of the Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Wat Rong Khun

Southeast Asia has many advantages that make it an ideal destination for international travelers. For one thing, the warm weather makes many of its exotic beaches a prime location. In the cities and on the road, it is also extremely affordable and the big attractions are mostly surrounded by accommodations for any budget. Then, of […]

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March 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments

5 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Hanoi, Vietnam

Junk Boat, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Certainly one of the most interesting places to visit in Southeast Asia, Hanoi has come a long way in preserving its colonial and Chinese influence since the 70’s. With a great many places to soak in culture, namely, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Presidential Palace, or the Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution, the country’s […]

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March 13, 2012 by | 3 Comments

The Best Meat Restaurants in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mikes Burger

When it comes to Cambodia, there are certainly more than enough reasons to come visit, including the beautiful and historical Angkor Wat complex in Siem Reap, the increasingly buzz-worthy coastal town of Sihanoukville and the growing urban hub of Phnom Penh. For all the meat lovers of the world, here are a few favorite places […]

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March 13, 2012 by | Comments Off on The Best Meat Restaurants in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City: Top 10 Recommendations, Tips and Tricks

Cyclo tour of Ho Chi Minh City

There is no shortage of activities to enjoy and sites to explore and there is something to suit every taste and budget. Vietnam’s largest city is surprisingly easy to navigate so all ages will find exploring this city enjoyable and easy. Here are our top 10 tips, tricks and recommendations for Ho Chi Minh City.

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February 22, 2012 by | Comments Off on Ho Chi Minh City: Top 10 Recommendations, Tips and Tricks

Top 4 Things to Do in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Koh Kong Island

Despite not having much of a town center, shopping outlets, and just a few western-style accommodations, Koh Kong is non-the-less, one of Cambodia‘s best-kept secrets. An eco-paradise, the isolated and unspoiled tropic southwest region of developing Cambodia is full of plush waterfalls, picturesque beaches and mountains, most of which are accessible via small touring companies […]

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February 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on Top 4 Things to Do in Koh Kong, Cambodia