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Visiting Ao Nang, Thailand

A trip to Thailand isn’t complete without a trip to the gorgeous southern beaches. A four-day visit to Ao Nang, a town that makes up part Krabi’s …

Vietnam

Chiang Mai, Thailand: World away from Bangkok's hustle | CNN Travel

Budget Travel

An affordable vacation shouldn't feel cheap. We show you how to plan a dream trip that keeps your wallet happy.

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …

4 Perfect Vietnam Itineraries

Vietnam is an emerging, dynamic country of bustling cities, fascinating historical sites, rich cultural heritage, and delicious, world-renowned …

Travel and People Magazine - Reportage - Documentary - Photography

Kaleidoscope<p>January 19, 2014 6.25 p.m. The Secchia River bursts its bank. Bastiglia and­ Bomporto,...<p>Thailand. It conjures images of stunning …

Hua Hin to Bangkok by Third Class Train

While perusing transportation options from Hua Hin to Bangkok, we stumbled across the Hua Hin Train Station. Located on the T-intersection of Hua Hin …

Photoblog: Koh Samui through my lens.

I fancy myself quite lucky to be on the island of Koh Samui and actually live here. Daily, I’m confronted with reminders of the perks of island life; …

Report: The Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yes, this is yet another cost of living report on Chiang Mai. I’m sure you’ve seen more than your fair share of them over the course of the last few …

Travel guide to Thailand’s most captivating islands

I’VE BEEN TO MANY of Thailand’s islands, scattered along the coastlines of the Andaman Sea in the west and Gulf of Thailand in the east. Each is …

Chiang Mai to Hua Hin: Sombat Tour VIP Bus Guide

Hua Hin is often described as a town similar to Chiang Mai but near the beach. If you need a little sand ‘n sun in your life and are looking for a …

Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

A product of Vietnam’s colonial past, the beloved concoction combines a crunchy French baguette with pork, pate and an ever-changing array of fresh vegetables.<p>The cab driver stopped on the bustling boulevard Pho Hue and pointed at a mishmash of incongruent four and five-story buildings across the …

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Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

The 5 Best Street Eats in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the best places in the world to eat on the street. It's cheap, it's fresh, and the mix of distinctive southeastern flavors -- chili, lime, lemongrass, mmm -- reaches an unparalleled peak of covetable deliciousness in the simmering pots and hand-pushed carts of bustling Bangkok. …

Best in Travel: Love or Hate Vietnam, Top University Student Destinations and 50 Road Trip Tips

Vietnam: do you love it or hate it?<p>Every Wednesday, we round up the best of the online travel media and feature it here on <i>Best in Travel</i>.<p>To join in …

College & University

Top 10 hotels, hostels and B&Bs near Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Sojourn Boutique Villas<p>One of Siem Reap's most unique places to stay is also one of its most caring. A socially responsible resort of 10 villas set within palm-filled gardens around a swimming pool, Sojourn supports the poverty-stricken residents of Treak village where the property is located. Most …

Vang Vieng, Laos: the world's most unlikely party town

It is Adam Axford's last day in Vang Vieng. We know this because scrawled across his naked torso in jumbo marker pen are the words "Last Day!" The 26-year-old Essex boy is returning to Ilford ("the real world") in the morning, and the message is designed to elicit "snogs and sympathy" from the …

Seven days in Laos

Puttering down jungle rivers, scaling mist-laced mountain roads, ziplining across treetops, and sitting roadside with a steaming bowl of noodles: it’s all possible in one week in Laos without losing that special sense of calm the country brings.<p>With seven days, a few bus rides and some well-timed …

Tips for Visiting the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia

I have to be honest. I was a little overwhelmed when it came time to visit the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia. It’s a place that I’ve always wanted to …

Angkor Wat

Cambodia on $25 Per Day

[title2]Why Cambodia? Why now?[/title2] [section] Cambodia used to have a reputation for being a dangerous place to visit. The bitter aftertaste of …

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