Faiz Andera

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Eka Kurniawan a successor to Indonesia's greatest writer, Pramoedya Ananta Toer

But 497 pages later, Kurniawan's story of an undead woman had morphed into the story of modern Indonesia, an epic novel critics are more wont to …

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

Exclusive Offer: I made “23 Things To Do in Saigon” into an eBook in PDF format that you can download for FREE (the eBook is easier to read and even …

Ho Chi Minh City

Pad Thai

2 Servings<p>This pad Thai recipe is not the dish from the neighborhood take-out joint. "It ain't made with chicken," says Ricker, whose traditional take—pleasantly funky with fish sauce and preserved radish and a touch sour from tamarind—is meant to be eaten in the evening as a stand-alone …

Tamarind

Joshua Oppenheimer: why I returned to Indonesia’s killing fields

In 2012, director Joshua Oppenheimer exposed how those behind the Indonesian genocide still revel in their crimes 50 years on. His new film, The Look of Silence, follows one grieving family trying to understand why<p>Joshua Oppenheimer is showing me a copy of a handmade book entitled Dew of Blood. …

Asia

5 tips for a memorable train journey in India

When it comes to rail travel in India, the journey is just as important as the destination. In a country so vast, train travel is a way of life, with …

Modern Mumbai

Travel Photography

Beijing on a budget

China’s breakneck rise – in 2014 it became the country with the world’s biggest economy – means that it’s no longer quite the budget destination it used to be. Indeed, the latest comparisons for costs of living put Beijing in the top 20 most expensive cities in the world.<p>That doesn't mean that you …

What I've Learned From Backpacking Southeast Asia on 20 USD Per Day

People who decide to travel around the world aren’t any more special or richer than those who just daydream about it. They simply made the decision …

Trip Report & Review - Thai Airways 747-400 First Class!

Thai Airways operates five daily non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, but only one of those uses the internationally-configured 747-400. I had …

Don’t Be a Tourist Target!

The gentleman strolled past me, as I entered the Sky Train Siam station in Bangkok, Thailand. In his left hand he clutched a detailed city map, a …

Travel

Don’t eat near a tourist site!

I have three rules for eating when travelling:1. Never eat in a tourist zone. They always have a higher price tag and lower quality than they should …

TripAdvisor

Unfriended review: a Blair Witch for the broadband era

The acid test of any low-budget, high-concept horror movie is whether it has the strength of its convictions – the resolve to follow a single guiding idea through to its conclusion. Take <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>, the lodestone of the modern found-footage genre (after Ruggero Deodato’s <i>Cannibal</i> …

Horror

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

The 16 Best Street

Sometimes the finest dining a country has to offer isn’t in a Michelin-starred restaurant — it’s within a few feet of spinning Michelin tires. <b>Street</b> …

Here's why I think everyone should travel alone at some point in their life

A couple months into my semester, I booked a 10-day trip to Spain and Portugal — five days in Spain with a friend of mine, and five days in Portugal alone.<p>Then the friend who was supposed to come to Spain with me told me she couldn't go anymore.<p>It was a last minute drop out, so by that point I had …

28 Thai-Inspired Cocktails to Enjoy Across The Country

In many ways, Thai cuisine is based on meshing spicy, sweet, sour and salty into every dish. And those big, bold flavors transfer excellently into big, bold cocktails. Across the nation, dozens of restaurants and bars are serving drinks with a Thai twist, from high-profile, chef-driven eateries to …

San Francisco

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

4 New Travel Startups for the Mobile-Obsessed Road Warrior

These mobile apps aim to improve the travel experience by giving users exactly what they need in the palm of their hands.<p><b>>> Voyagic</b> is an itinerary …

Apps

Homestay among the ruins in Cambodia

The sun had just set on the western horizon as my wife, Lisa, and I walked across a causeway to the ancient Khmer temple. In the clearing near the temple entrance, it looked like musicians were getting ready for a performance on the green. But where was the audience? As we got closer we saw just …

Asia Travel

Riding Motorcycles And Ostriches In Vietnam's Mountains

Want to see the mountains, forests and farms of the "real" Vietnam? Get away from the tourist hoards, get on a motorcycle and go. I just did that, …

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

Finding Cheap Flights 101

I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …

5 Tricks For Super-Cheap Flights To Thailand

It's a long haul from the United States, but you'll find the journey is worth it the minute you land. The exhilarating sights and sounds of Bangkok, the perfectly turquoise Andaman Sea, the romantic resorts of Koh Samui, the unique cuisine of Chiang Mai ... we could go on forever.<p>Want to plan the …

Whipping Post's Leather Roll-Top Backpack

Specially designed technical backpacks have their place in everyone's collection. Though not all designs are universal in function—high alpine trekking calls for a bag with particular features that aren't entirely necessary for day hikes or the daily commute. For everyday life and short journeys, …

Hiking

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

Some people stand on one leg while they press the "buy" button, others attach mummified fox paws to a bowler's hat and hum a ditty, while the <i>real</i> winners mix alchemical potions of potpourri and pineapple juice before they go searching for their bargain airfare. Hey, you never know: It may just save …