the hedonism of patong in phuket, thailand [video]

Patong is a city on the Thai island of Phuket, and one of its most popular tourist destinations.  It’s beach is famous for its...

goodbye japan, hello kitty

As I made my way to Tokyo's Narita airport for a long journey back to North America, I contemplated my time in Japan as...

and you thought the glass of milk was expensive

Knowing several European languages is no help in Japan. In Osaka in particular, there is a decided lack of English speakers, even in the...

everything in cambodia costs one dollar

While navigating the streets of various Cambodian towns, certain themes develop. One is the ubiquitous question of "would you like Tuk Tuk?" Another involves...

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...

inle lake: the venice of myanmar [video]

More fron Inle Lake, Myanmar, which has been called the "Venice of Myanmar."  Let's see why. View on YouTube

in suzhou, china: getting the social studies textbook feeling

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent 16 day trip to China, my partner and I spent a day in Suzhou, a major city...

the mutant strawberries of south korea

As I walked around various South Korean cities, I couldn't help but notice the huge amount of strawberries available on every street corner. Not...

kyoto’s kinkaku, or golden pavillion

Kyoto was quite a surprise. I didn't know much about the city except that it was the location for the the UN climate change...

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...

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