Video of walking through the locals’ open-air morning market in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Here are the best five markets to visit in all of Southeast Asia.
In last week’s post I covered the first five of the Top 10 things to do in magical Luang Prabang. As I have said before, this is my favorite little city in all of Asia, and that’s saying a lot! If you ever have the opportunity to go there, I really can’t recommend it enough. [...]
As my flight was fast approaching Luang Prabang last month, I got goose bumps getting reacquainted with the beauty of northern Laos. Much of the time we were flying over the winding Mekong, and always nearby were fold upon fold of lush, green mountain ridges. As much as I was already looking forward to experiencing [...]
Although I personally sometimes kind of cringe at the idea of going to a place just because everyone else seems to want to go there, Angkor Wat is definitely one of those international travel destinations that I genuinely believe any well-seasoned traveler should visit at least once in their lives. As Lonely Planet described it [...]
One of the best ways to experience another culture in a colorful and meaningful way is to attend a festival that is important to whichever country you are going to visit. This of course is true pretty much anywhere in the world, and Southeast Asia is no exception. Here are five memorable festivals that will [...]
If you prefer a more ‘old school’ Thai beach experience, then you should definitely consider Koh Lanta. Here are some short video clips that I took of the place. This island has everything from basic bungalows to first class resorts. And since it hasn’t been overrun yet with development you can still find that Robinson [...]
Bali, sometimes referred to as the Island of the Gods, is a relatively small island in the middle of Indonesia, an archipelago of about 13,000 islands south of the Philippines and north of Australia. For anyone who hasn’t been there they may wonder, why do so many people like it as a travel destination and [...]
I recently received a question from a friend of mine that I have actually gotten from other people a few other times in the past. He and his girlfriend are planning an upcoming trip to Southeast Asia where they hope to visit a few places in Thailand and Vietnam. Since, like most people, their time [...]
For the uninitiated Southeast Asia may have a nice ring to its name, but other than that they may not really understand why they should consider traveling there. With so many other places in the world to visit, many of which they know much more about, why take a trip to this particular region of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]