a border dispute heats up: thailand, cambodia and a unesco site

Border disputes are quite common these days. Some disputes involve strategic islands or territories, others ancestral homelands, and still others water or resource rights. From...

flying seoul-o: haneda to gimpo

After a night of pod living in Tokyo's Haneda airport and a few skipped heartbeats , my traveler's ADD calmed and I was at...

a 100 year old mosque among the hong kong mid-levels

In the heart of the chaos of central Hong Kong can be found the Central – Mid-Levels Escalator system, the world's longest outdoor covered...

the intha fishermen of inle lake, myanmar [vlog]

The Intha are members of a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group living around Inle Lake. They speak an archaic dialect of Burmese and support themselves through...

angkor thom: angkor wat’s impressive brother

Angkor Wat is a name that conjures up images of temples in the jungle and of Lara Croft in her best Tomb Raider finery....

aboriginal cave art and the kakadu national park, northern territory, australia

For those of you who cut geography class, the Commonwealth of Australia is split into six states and two territories . Within the...

the japanese yen is a dangerous currency

It is common knowledge that Tokyo is not a city for the thrifty. In fact, according to a February report from the Economist, Tokyo...

looking for a café in siem reap, cambodia?

Siem Reap is all about prepping you to see the Angkor Wat temple complex. In this way it is the Cusco of Cambodia. While...

singapore is sim city

If you have never ventured to Singapore, I have a good primer for you to do so. Just pick up the latest copy of...

a golden king keeps watch over seoul

There are many things to see in the center of the grand Gwanghawmun Square in the heart of Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace with Mount Bukaksan...

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