Archive for 'Asia'

Sin Galore in Singapore

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by .


We joined Singapore Walks on their Secrets of the Red Lantern Chinatown walk and learned so many interesting things about the life of the immigrants and prostitution in Singapore.

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Hire a guide or go for a ride – what’s the best way to visit Angkor Wat?

Posted on 08. Jun, 2012 by .


You can go independently or hire a guide, cycle to the ruins or hop in a tuk tuk to get there. From dawn til dusk, thousands of tourists explore Cambodia’s Angkor Wat site each day. Find out what we think are the best ways to take in this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Detour to the Plain of Jars

Posted on 06. May, 2012 by .


As we arrive in the late afternoon light, the scene is more how we would have imagined a trip to Mongolia, not Phonsavan, Laos. Motorcycle riders with scarves over their faces to block the dust, the cityscape here is barren but you see from the construction that there is prosperity in its future. But we’re here to see the mysterious Plain of Jars.

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What’s for breakfast in Laos?

Posted on 15. Apr, 2012 by .


We had never heard of the dishes with names like cheaw makork or khao piak sen when we got to Laos – find out what they are and what’s our favorite Lao breakfast.

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Please don’t go to…Muang Ngoi Neua | Laos

Posted on 10. Apr, 2012 by .


A trip to the serene, sleepy village on the shores of the Nam Ou River in Northern Laos, Muang Ngoi Neua, feels like a trip back in time – but you don’t want to go there…

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Day 601 to Day 700: The Tops and Flops

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by .


We celebrated our 700th day on the road last weekend! There were some amazing highs and almost no lows – Find out about the Tops & Flops of our last 100 days.

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There’s the Thailand we were looking for | Cycling with SpiceRoads

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by .


Far from the bright lights and bustle of Bangkok, cycling through the northern Thai countryside outside of Chiang Mai filled us with a sense of the Thai rhythm of life.

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Kamphaeng Phet: The Thai town that tourism forgot

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 by .


Set on the Ping river, this buzzing little city in central Thailand is home to a set of breathtaking ancient ruins. So why do so few people visit?

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When travel dreams die…our disappointing trip to The Beach

Posted on 06. Mar, 2012 by .


We couldn’t have been more excited to see that jaw-droppingly gorgeous, secluded Maya Bay in person. It turns out, we almost wish we didn’t come here at all.

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Hotel Tip of the Week: Temple Tree at Bon Ton | Langkawi, Malaysia

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .


We have never stayed anywhere quite like this! Our Hotel Tip of the Week series offers accommodation recommendations we have stayed in and personally recommend. This week: Temple Tree at Bon Ton | Langkawi, Malaysia

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