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15 Favorite Travel Moments of 2010

2010 was a great year for me as far as travel was concerned. Apart from living the entire year in Singapore – which definitely still feels like one like big trip – I took quite a few trips of varying lengths. I took three trips to Thailand and got to see Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Koh...

Tubing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Tubing in Vang Vieng

Tubing, for better or for worse, has become the activity most associated with Vang Vieng in Laos. It has become THE thing to do there, with the town’s entire industry effectively built around it. To the uninitiated, tubing is essentially taking an inflated inner tube (or any ring-shaped floatation device, for that matter) and floating...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Boating on Tonle Sap (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

The Tonle Sap is a large combined river and lake system in Cambodia. It is also the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. On my last day in Siem Reap, I made a trip to the Tonle Sap to see the community living on it. There was everything from floating homes to floating schools and...

Before Sunset (Tonle Sap: Day 9, 08-Apr-09)

I had spent a good morning at Angkor Wat on my last full day in Siem Reap. After a cloudy sunrise and a wet excursion at the temple itself, I went to Angkor National Museum for a bit of historical and cultural background which, in hindsight, I probably should have done before exploring the temples...