The Yangon train station at night. Also? The scene of the robbery.
Myanmar is supposed to be incredibly safe. The guidebooks, seasoned travelers, and the internet are all the same in their reassurances of Yangon’s safety and urging to talk and connect with locals eager to chat with someone from [...]
I have bad news. There will be no post about food on the Krabi beaches because it was so terrible that I didn’t even take pictures of most of what I ate. And I feel compelled to tell the world about it.
The journey into food hell started the moment the long [...]
A trap fashioned by Viet Cong for US soldiers near the Cu Chi tunnels
The tourist trap. Everyone who has journeyed to a locale without the aid of local friends falls into one at some point another. Nearly any feature that attracts tourists has an economy [...]
Hoi An, Vietnam sits on the coast of the slender, central plains area, just south of the 17th parallel dividing historic South Vietnam from its northern neighbor. Along with Hue and Danang, both slightly to the north, Hoi An serves as a sleepy stopover for tourists enroute to Saigon from Hanoi, or [...]
On our last day in Vietnam, we booked a quite affordable Mekong Delta day trip from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. We went with low expectations, because how could a tour costing $10/person and including lunch make money without luring us into potentially dubious pay-as-you-go attractions? Certainly a tour like this would not [...]
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