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3 days in Krabi and that sentiment might just characterise the Travel Companion’s (TC) and my dive experience.

The TC had too many questions (mostly unanswered) about buoyancy – an issue that sorted itself out by the second dive day. 215 more words


Loy Krathong • Yi Peng Festival 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family back home in the States!

Over here in Thailand, I’m celebrating Loy Krathong and Yi Peng, two festivals that have overlapped into one. 1,077 more words


Bangkok City Guide

This is a guest post by my sister, Natalie. She’s the photographer of our family and the most well-travelled person I know. She’s currently exploring Southeast Asia, so I asked her to write a bit about what she’s been up to. 540 more words


Day 7 - Sleeper train to Thailand 

1st November 2015

We still have no idea what happened last night and despite watching the rugby World Cup at some unnameable bar yesterday evening, we had to refresh our memory on who won this morning by watching the highlights. 106 more words

Southeast Asia

China’s New Silk Road Dream

For centuries the Silk Road, stretching across deserts, steppes, and mountains, linked the imperial dynasties of China with Europe. Chinese rulers used the thoroughfares to expand their power and influence deep into Asia. 35 more words


Bhutan is Home to More Tigers Than Previously Thought

103 wild tigers were counted in Bhutan this year – a huge jump from the previous estimate of just 75.

The survey was conducted by Bhutanese scientists and spanned habitats from snowy mountains in the north to subtropical forests in the south. 210 more words


Local Prod-use

A few days ago, I made myself a vat of pandan water.

Pandan (of the screwpine genus) is an aromatic tropical plant that is central to Southeast Asian cooking. 370 more words