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Driving In Thailand – Part I: Motorbikers + No “Head Checks” = Disaster

Motorbikers + Helmets + No "Head Checks" = Failure to Yield Drive or ride down the street, just about any city street in Thailand, and...

Getting to “No” in Southeast Asia

Reader alert: Getting to "No" in Southeast Asia can be hard to do We're all too dumb to know what we want as travelers in...
The rooftop pool @ the Smith Residence

Review: The Smith Residence, Chiang Mai, Thailand

A terrific place to stay — Set your expectations for clean, basic, no frills The old saying in the real estate business is: location, location, location....
Worshipers lighting off Sky Lanterns

The Iconic Sky Lantern Festivals In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chances are you’ve seen the iconic imagery of the bright orange sky lanterns surging through the night sky in Thailand.  But where do you...
Redacted, Sample O-A Visa

Thailand: Long term visas, retirement and you

For many travelers, Thailand is a magical, mysterious, iconic, hauntingly beautiful place burrowed into the depths of Southeast Asia nearly beyond the grasp of...
Broom Lady, Thailand

Top Reasons To Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand

If ever there was a place projecting the perfect fusion of east meets west, in the minds of many, it is Chiang Mai, Thailand. Step...
RoverTreks — Floating Villages, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Review: Halong Bay: A “must see” place if you visit North Vietnam

Halong Bay — A five-star cruise The war in Vietnam. If you’re old enough to recall hearing that phrase on the American television nightly news back in...
Lake, Downtown Hanoi, at night

Review: Hanoi Tirant Hotel and Downtown Hanoi

Fabulous hotel, great staff, perfect location in downtown Hanoi Vietnam presents a conundrum for the western traveler, especially for those from the United States. For...
RoverTreks — Footprint in sand

Thailand — a place where little steps matter a lot

Ok, we must confess.  We’re encountering a phenomenon in Thailand we never seen before:  small edges, ledges and steps.  And we find ourselves tripping...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia — 3 great reasons to go there

Cambodia. The mere utterance of the name conjures up images of a grim, war torn, forbidden, faraway place in the tropics where those over...

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