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Pt 3: Ghosts of kingdoms past

An abandoned French colonial outpost in southern Cambodia bears the scars of Khmer Rouge bullets and the haunting memory of a tragic history.


8 Budget-Busting Travel Fees (And How to Avoid Them)

You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car -- maybe you even figured out how much your food costs are going to run you on your upcoming summer vacation. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not.<p>As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the …

Tourists Are Fleeing A Thai Beach Resort After A Major Oil Spill

Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the once-serene beach, marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove oil from the water.<p>About 50 tons of oil spilled into the sea off Rayong province on Saturday morning from a leak …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …


On a Budget in Thailand? Consider a Meditation Retreat

In Thailand, on a budget, and looking to explore your spiritual side?<p>It's time to consider signing up for one of the ubiquitous seven-to-ten-day (generally silent) meditation retreats held all across the country. Buddhism is particularly widespread and thriving in Thailand, and many organizations …