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Fabulous, iconic Asia. You’ll get the straight scoop from us. We’ve lived there — we’ll tell you where to go and what to do.

The Daily Street Market, Luang Prabang, Lao

Roving Through Southeast Asia Part I: The Road To Luang Prabang, Lao

Part I: The Road To Luang Prabang, Lao If you live in Southeast Asia for a while, eventually you’ll get the itch to explore the...
Death pit at the Killing Fields, Camp Choeung Ek

Cambodia — The Ruinous Reign of the Khmer Rouge

— Cambodia — The Murderous Reign of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge When the ruinous reign of a murderous dictator is finally at end; when...
Motorbikers in Thailand

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

Update July 2020: We no longer recommend Thailand as a long-stay destination. See our July 5, 2020 post about changing conditions in this country. Motorbikers...
No

Getting To “No” In Southeast Asia

Getting to "No" in Southeast Asia Can Be Hard To Do We're all too dumb to know what we want as travelers in Southeast Asia. ...
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...
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” Destination 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 40...

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