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Breaking New Ground in Kuala Lumpur
(Jan 21, 2015) Having spent nearly 4 months in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it was time to move on to new ground. Petronas Tower? Malaysia here I come! With a dwindling resource in an expensive metropolis, I was both excited and apprehensive.....more »»
Visiting Hoi An Ancient Town
(Jan 18-21, 2015) Hoi An Ancient Town used to be a thriving international port from the 15th - 19th century and gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being a perfect example of a well-preserved trading port. The Huffington Post listed it as, 'Top 50 Cities to See in your Lifetime'....more »»
Exploring the Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam
(Jan 16-17, 2015) Hue has long been the citadel of Vietnam's Nguyen Dynasty that ruled the country for 150 years. This is the city of the kings. With its imperial tombs, pagodas and palaces, its has earned its mark as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site.....more »»
Backpacking Da Nang, Vietnam
(Jan 12-16, 2015) Da Nang is voted one of the top 15 world destinations by New York Times. With Da Nang, you also get to visit its neighbors Hue and Hoi An, both compelling places to see and experience. With cheap flights from Hanoi, it was better to fly than to spend a day in a sleeping bus. We alotted 9 days for the 3 destinations - Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An....more »»
2014 Year in Review
(Dec 31, 2014) looking back at 2014....more »»
Exploring Luang Prabang, Laos
(Dec 30, 2014) Coming Soon!
Do-It-Yourself Tour of Buddha Park
(Dec 27, 2014) At Kip 70,000 a pop for a packaged tour of the Buddha Park, it got dicey for a traveler on a shoe string like me. Fortunately, as I was having my noodle soup, the girl attendant said we could go there ourselves using the local bus. It wasn't that easy. After asking so many people where exactly to take the bus, at what time, how much to pay, etc., we finally got our itinerary dialed-in and we were off. Total cost for us? Kip 22,000/pax!....more »»
Exploring Laos' Capital, Vientiane
(Dec 24, 2014) Coming Soon!
Exploring the off-the-beaten-path of Pakse, Laos
(Dec 17, 2014) Coming Soon!
Overnight in Pleiku
(Dec 16, 2014) Coming Soon!
Discovering Saigon's Cafe Culture
(Nov 9 - Dec 17, 2014) Saigon had many unique things defining its culture. One of them is their inimitable cafe culture. A coffee shop is not simply a place to sip beverage, but a venue for social interaction and pursuing a lifestyle choice. Saigon takes its caffein culture to new heights thru the myriad of one-of-a-kind cafes lining up its city blocks with very unique personalities, innovative designs and architectured ambience....more »»
Exploring the Capital of the West, Can Tho (Vietnam)
(Nov 28, 2014) Coming Soon!
The Road Trip to Phu Quoc Island
(Nov 24-26, 2014) Coming Soon!
Exploring Ha Tien, the Eastern Tip of Mainland Vietnam
(Nov 23-24, 2014) Coming Soon!
Exploring Sa Dec, Vietnam
(Nov 21-23, 2014) Coming Soon!
Exploring Da Lat, Vietnam
(Nov 15-17, 2014) Coming Soon!
Counsel with the Wise Old Man of Bao Loc - Nguyen Duc Son
(Nov 13, 2014) Coming Soon!
Exploring Bao Loc, Vietnam
(Nov 12-15, 2014) Coming Soon!
Saigon's Fascinating Motorbike Culture
(Nov 18, 2014) Every country has its fair share of motorcycles and its riders. Saigon however, defies every known convention of motorcycle culture by virtue of its sheer number, density and omnipresence, creating its own unique challenges and norm. At some point, pedestrians, commuters, car drivers and the general public had to adjust to the motorbike craze that has taken over and shaped the city....more »»
Exploring Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
(Nov 9, 2014) Vietnam has always remained a curiosity for me. The only lingering thoughts I have about the place was about the war - that happened a long time ago. Now I hear that Vietnam is a looming Asian dragon whose economy is on the fast rise. With a standing invite by my Vipassana meditation friend, Tuyen, to savor the culinary indulgences of Saigon, I was already on my way for a Vietnam immersion....more »»
Alpha Genesis Hotel
Melia Kuala Lumpur
25 Tengkat Tong Shin
Sanouva Danang Hotel
Da Nang, Vietnam
Bistro & Bar
Da Nang, Vietnam
In Balance Spa
Da Nang, Vietnam
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