Chiang Mai Chow

A (selective) guide on where to eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand Shame on us! We’ve been coming to the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai for an extended stay (one month or more) for almost a decade now and from a content-on-our-blog point of view, we have very little to...

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Street Art in Hua Hin, Thailand

Finding street art and graffiti at an abandoned building in southern Thailand We could have been relaxing on the beach with a book or paddling in the waves, but instead we went looking for abandoned buildings and street art. Known as Thailand’s royal resort, Hua Hin...

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Our visit to Kampong Ayer in Brunei

A little bit about the floating villages of Bandar Seri Begawan Looking back at the photos we posted during our recent visit to one of Asia’s tiniest nations*, you might be forgiven for thinking that Brunei's only attraction is its imposing mosques. Fact geeks: The...

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Street Art in Ipoh, Malaysia

If there’s one thing that will lure me to a city, it’s the promise of exceptional street art. We had pinpointed Ipoh as a potential place to break our journey between Singapore and Hat Yai and as I researched what to see in Ipoh, street art kept coming up. And so,...

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Penang’s Secret Weapon: Eating & Drinking in Malaysia

And where to get the cheapest alcohol in George Town... George Town, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang, is one of the coolest cities in Southeast Asia. At its heart, around Little India and Chinatown and along the waterfront, this UNESCO World Heritage...

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Street Art in Kep | Cambodia

More often than not, when buildings are abandoned it’s inevitable that street art and graffiti will soon follow.   Considering the size of the town, Kep has a surprising amount of both street art and abandoned buildings. Our primary reason for seeking out Kep’s...

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Suggested Itinerary: Coastal Cambodia

  ITINERARY SUMMARY  Phnom Penh - Koh Kong - Sihanoukville - Koh Rong - Koh Rong Samloem - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor Hill Station - Kep - Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) - Phnom Penh Too many travellers rush through Phnom Penh or give it a miss altogether. That’s a...

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Suggested itinerary: Myanmar (Burma) North and South

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Yangon - Mawlamyine - Hpa-an - Mt. Kyaiktiyo - Bago - Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake) - Nyaung U (Bagan) - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Kyaukme - Hsipaw - Lashio - Yangon Yangon needs two or three days minimum before boarding the roller coaster train south to...

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Getting some satisfaction on Ko Phi Phi in the early ’90s

One of those backpacker stories that will endure for a long, long time ... I enjoyed compiling my Postcards from the Past: Asia post, a collection of postcards and their contents from my first big trip to Asia back in 1992. I also enjoyed the comments attached to the...

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