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Top 25 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Top 25 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

At the mouth of the Thu Bon River sits the town of Hoi An. Since the first century the city and its adjacent estuary has served as a central port along important trade routes. lt grew in scale and significance…

Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is located roughly at the center of the Japanese archipelago making it an ideal stop along any travelers’ path. Yet, it is often under appreciated by tourists who spend more time in the nearby ancient capital of Kyoto. Historically,…

Exploring the Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

Exploring the Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

In many ways Singapore can be viewed as a microcosm of Asia. As you make your way around the tiny island country, you will encounter a number of neighborhoods that embody the culture and cuisine of the ethnic minorities that…

5 Ways to Do Singapore on the Cheap

5 Ways to Do Singapore on the Cheap

To put it simply I found Singapore to be extremely expensive and ranks as the most unnecessarily overpriced country on the planet I’ve visited thus far. There is a silver lining. Savvy travelers can save money a number of ways…

Top 10 Things to Do at Inle Lake, Myanmar

Top 10 Things to Do at Inle Lake, Myanmar

High in the hills of the Taunggyi District in the Shan State of Myanmar is Inle Lake, a large freshwater lake known for its unique biodiversity and local population. Residing on or along the lake are almost 70,000 inhabitants from…

Bokor National Park Tour from Kampot, Cambodia

Bokor National Park Tour from Kampot, Cambodia

Located approximately an hour’s drive west of the town of Kampot, Cambodia is Bokor National Park. As a result of its proximity and rapid expansion in the tourism sector, Kampot is now often referred to as the gateway to Bokor…

Top 10 Things to Do in Kampot, Cambodia

Top 10 Things to Do in Kampot, Cambodia

The town of Kampot is located in Southern Cambodia alongside the Praek Tuek Chhur River just kilometers away from the Gulf of Thailand. It serves as the capital of the Kampot Province. This quiet little riverside town is situated to…

Vietnam – My Son Sanctuary – UNESCO Site

Vietnam – My Son Sanctuary – UNESCO Site

The first UNESCO site that I was able to visit in Vietnam in 2014 was the My Son Sanctuary. At approximately 5:00 a.m. I got picked up outside my hotel by a tour van that was already filled with people.…

Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary – Summer 2014

Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary – Summer 2014

Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary – Summer 2014 Day 0 – July 3 & 4 – Flights from NYC,NY to Osaka, Japan; and the connecting flight to Taipei, Taiwan & Overnight Layover Day 1 – July 5 – Ho Chi Minh City…