Posts Tagged 'Asia'

Bewitching Thailand Part 1: An Adventure to the Land of Smiles

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Bewitching Thailand Part 1: An Adventure to the Land of Smiles

I have to admit that while Africa has my heart, Thailand remains my favorite overall country with its overwhelming hospitality, fascinating culture, mind-blowing (sometimes mouth-burning!) cuisine and great shopping and nightlife. A simple and affordable hour’s flight from Bangkok grants access to some of the best beaches on the planet to the south and the lush jungles of Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle to the north. Thailand is a delight for the senses and never fails to disappoint even ...

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Vietnam and Cambodia Travel: Update from Melissa’s Trip

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Vietnam and Cambodia Travel: Update from Melissa’s Trip

Two flights, over 20 hours of travel and here I am writing this from my lovely guest room at the historic Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel in the charming old town of Hanoi. I feel honored to be staying at a hotel that has been home to many famous guests, including Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Michael Caine, and many, many others. We arrived late last night, so I am excited to see the city in the daylight. After the long flights, it ...

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Loi Krathong in Thailand: A Festival Worth Traveling For

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Loi Krathong in Thailand: A Festival Worth Traveling For

While staying  on an island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand a few years ago, we were lucky enough to get to know the manager of a small resort. He was a really friendly guy who was eager to introduce us to the celebrations happening that night for Loi Krathong. Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong, and other variations) is a tradition that originally had to do with making an offering to a water goddess, now it is primarily a ...

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