Category Archives for "East & SE Asia"

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Tanah Lot and Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia

These are the two most important temples in Bali, and Uluwatu is probably even more famous because of the world class wave that breaks nearby, and thus were two visits we were not about to miss. Tanah Lot is about 45 minutes (by scooter )away from Kuta and is usually visited during sunset because of […]

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Visiting Bangkok in One Day

Woohoo!! We were in Bangkok again, a city we already knew, enjoy and can get around quite easily, plus it is the best hub from where to fly pretty much anywhere in East Asia thanks to Air Asia, my favourite low cost airline. Thus, we allowed ourselves three nights prior to our flight to Bali, […]

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4 Cambodia: Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor

Seven hours by bus from Phnom Penh is Siem Reap, the city that serves as a hub to all travellers visiting the world famous temples of Angkor. Siem Reap is- perhaps strangely- an unattractive town with many of its roads unpaved , buildings and houses lack charisma except for the top notch hotels scattered around, […]

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6 Angels and Demons in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I could not come up with a good title for this post until Dan Brown’s best selling novel came to my mind, and it is exactly what you will find in Phnom Pen, Cambodia’s capital. No place in the world has ever stirred so many emotions in me like this rusty yet somehow appealing city, […]

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7 Meeting the Hmong in Sapa, Vietnam

If there is a place you should not miss in Vietnam it is Sapa, a small town in the NW area of the country. Located in a beautiful valley itis the village to see the Za and Hmnog tribes who live nearby and yet another place where nature will make you droll once more. This […]

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9 Fine Cruising in Halong Bay, Vietnam

I have to admit that never in my wildest dreams had I expected a cruise in Halong Bay to be as good as it turned out to be. Not only were the views incredible but the boat per say was top notch: the cabins albeit small were spotless and tastefully decorated, with a very efficient […]

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2 Discovering Hanoi on a Budget

The uneventful trip was so until we reached Hanoi, where customs agents would not let us get money from an ATM so that we could pay in USD the pre arranged visa we had prepared through an online travel agency. Fortunately, a portuguese tour operator who was escorting a group of travellers saw our situation […]

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