Tag Archives: South East Asia

Angkor Wat

My Cambodia or Wat

Posted on 06. May, 2014 by Lidija Radacic.

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One of the best things about traveling to a distant, exotic, foreign countries is meeting the  people who call those countries home. You can see different temples, shopping centers, restaurants or any kind of attractions in every country, but people are what really makes the difference. Cambodia didn’t disappoint – not with temples and definitely [...]

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Traffic in Ho Chi Minh

A Taste of Vietnam

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by Louisa Gentles.

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On arrival in Hanoi I got my first taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam. This hustling bustling city will have you on the edge with an adrenaline rush as you simply try to cross a main road. Scooters zip by, cars dodge in between lanes of traffic and pedestrians do their upmost [...]

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Amanda with her umbrella

Tips for travelling to Burma

Posted on 07. Apr, 2014 by Amanda Pezzaniti.

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My adventure to Burma this past year was amazing. I would like to say that there is nothing that I would change,  but there are a few things that I would do differently if I could.  On reflection, I would think more about how to pack properly for Burma. Until this trip, I had a [...]

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Cycling at Sunset in Laos

Cycling to the Blue Lagoon

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by Brian McDonald.

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On the Budget Expedition Group Tour, the journey to Vang Vieng from Vientiane is nearly 4 hours long.  I am always up for a fun day out with the group once we arrive in Vang Vieng and I like having something to look forward to. I suggested an optional bike tour out to the famous [...]

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Dinner on the boat

Life on the slow boat

Posted on 04. Feb, 2014 by Scott Marquardt.

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Laos is one of my favourite places in South East Asia. I absolutely fell in love with it when I visited, and it’s one of the big reasons I came back to Asia to work. This small sparsely populated country has a chilled laid back atmosphere that sets it apart from the rest of the [...]

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Songkran Celebrations

Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by Chris Jones.

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The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand in mid-April. Different provinces may have varying lengths of celebrations but the main dates are April 13-15. This is the Thai equivalent to New Year. Traditionally Songkran is a time to cleanse Buddha images and then use this same “blessed” water to pour over family and friends shoulders [...]

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Working in Burma

Exploring Burma

Posted on 13. Jan, 2014 by Amanda Pezzaniti.

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Having never been anywhere in Asia before, finding out that I was going to be traveling to Burma/Myanmar gave me a mini anxiety attack. I had no idea what to expect and the CNN documentary with Anthony Bourdain that aired in April didn’t set my mind at ease. Not only did it confirm all that [...]

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Market in Yangon

Defining Myanmar

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by JP Klovstad.

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JP fell in love with Myanmar (Burma) three years ago and lives there for part of the year. He now manages and helps run group tours around the country and with years of experience, is the best person to ask about Burma.

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A Fabu-Laos Time

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by Tony Perdomo.

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One of Tucan Travel’s most experienced Tour Leaders, Tony is now their Sales Executive for North America. Here he shares his favourite things to see and do in Laos.

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