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The Top 10 Things To Do In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Of course no trip to Cambodia would be complete without visiting Siem Reap and the nearby temples of Angkor, but if travelers have the time they really shouldn’t overlook the capital city Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of Asia”. And even though it has risen from the darkened ashes of war that took [...]

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The Best Ways To Stay In Touch By Phone While Overseas

With today’s technologies staying in touch by phone while you are traveling overseas is incredibly easy compared to what it used to be like not all that long ago. However, if you aren’t careful about how you go about doing it you can rack up some horrendous charges really fast. Here are some ways to [...]

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10 Useful Items To Pack For Your Trip

First of all, let it be known that I am a big believer in packing light when I travel. The idea of carrying around unnecessary items, especially larger, heavier ones, doesn’t appeal to me at all. However there are some things that I almost always take with me on my trips, because I find them [...]

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7th Annual Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia November 19-26, 2011

One of the reasons why so many people enjoy traveling to Southeast Asia as much as they do is because it truly is a photographer’s paradise. Even an amateur photographer armed with a decent point and shoot camera can easily get some great shots, because there are so many fascinating people, places and things to [...]

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Should You Travel To Myanmar (Burma)?

Myanmar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world to visit. However, there is no denying that the military junta which has been in power since 1962 has committed countless human rights violations against its people and has prevented, at times through violent suppression, any sort of real political change [...]

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My Favorite 5 Dishes To Eat In Southeast Asia

One of the many reasons I love traveling to Southeast Asia so much is the food. Fresh ingredients, a wide variety of spices and cultures that venerate the art of cooking make it a perfect environment for culinary delights. Of course just about everyone knows about Thai food, and it certainly is one of my [...]

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If You Haven’t Considered Traveling To Myanmar (Burma) You Should!

Swamped with finishing up the last details for my upcoming and soon to be announced tour to Cambodia this coming February, I am re-posting this piece for those who might have missed it last year. Enjoy! I read George Orwell’s Burmese Days several years ago and remember it being a great albeit somewhat sad novel. [...]

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Top 10 Things To Experience In Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most fascinating cities in the world to me. I love the food that Thailand is of course so famous for, the smiling people, the fantastic markets, the stunning Buddhist temples, and the fact that it is such a great travel hub for getting to just about anywhere else in Southeast [...]

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Luang Prabang, Laos – A Charming Gem In Southeast Asia

I often hear through friends of mine who travel a fair amount and read in various travel industry articles that certain places in Vietnam and Cambodia are more and more becoming favored destinations for independent and small-group travelers to Southeast Asia. And I can certainly understand why they are gaining more attention from the well-traveled [...]

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Paradise Not Yet Lost – Koh Lanta, Thailand

Some of Thailand’s southern islands have been premiere destinations for world travelers for decades now. And there are plenty of good reasons for that: beautiful, white sand beaches, friendly and hospitable locals, great diving and snorkeling, tasty cuisine, warm, clear waters, relative easy access from Bangkok, and a laid back atmosphere, all at reasonable prices [...]

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Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

As a kid whenever I thumbed through the collection of National Geographic magazines that my family had I was always amazed at how different and exotic so many of the other places in the world were. But the set of pictures that made the biggest, longest lasting impression on me during my childhood were the [...]

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Advice For Travelling In Myanmar

Several people have asked me for advice on travelling to Myanmar and what to expect, so given the recent announcement of my Discover Myanmar Tour I thought this would be a great time to write about a few of these things. Yes, Myanmar is definitely one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world [...]

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Travel Sherpa Keith – Tour Operator and Travel Agency – Discover Myanmar Tour

I am very pleased to announce that TravelSherpaKeith.com is now officially a personalized, small group tour operator specializing in Southeast Asia along with being a full-service travel agency. As many of you already know I have been an avid traveler for decades, and I am a firm believer that travel can be a very positive, [...]

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If You Haven’t Considered Traveling To Myanmar (Burma) You Should!

I read George Orwell’s Burmese Days several years ago and remember it being a great albeit somewhat sad novel. Other than that though the only thoughts and ideas that I had about Myanmar, which had officially been called Burma until 1989, were based on my limited knowledge of the very unfortunate political situation there and [...]

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Greetings From Bangkok And Welcome To TravelSherpaKeith.com!

Well, Shelley and I arrived in Bangkok late Sunday night, and it’s been really great getting reacquainted with one of my favorite cities in the world. It was pretty much my home base for the two years that I spent vagabonding around Asia because of its charms and the fact that it is such an [...]

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