August 2011

US dollars on a bed in Bangkok before a trip to Myanmar

How to Exchange Money in Myanmar

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If you skip even a single step in the long charade of obtaining Myanmar kyats, you could end up broke or even penniless.

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Siem Reap’s Permanent Chill

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If you plan to visit Angkor Wat, arrange to spend at least a complete day and evening exploring the town of Siem Reap, a perfect antidote to the hustle-bustle you endure getting to and through ancient cities and temples that surround it.

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Woman counting Vietnamese dong in Hoi An, Vietnam

Prices in Vietnam for Travelers

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Traveling within any sort of budget in Vietnam is easily doable — unless, of course, the budget to which you want to adhere is extremely large.

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Fruit stand at Mercado Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil

High Prices for Travelers in Brazil

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If you can’t afford to spend a minimum of $50 per day for the duration of your travel in Brazil, you will have a difficult time getting by.

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Teach English in Asia

Why You Should Teach English Overseas

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Working overseas as an English teacher allows you to repair your finances, travel frequently and immerse yourself in a foreign culture in a way most people never will — and those are just the benefits I guarantee.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Daytrip

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If you’re in Shanghai and need a break from the hustle-bustle and skyscrapers, the Chinese Grand National Bamboo Forest is nearby Anji is without a doubt the most serene place you can travel without getting on a plane.

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Dollar store north of Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut on the Cheap: Is It Possible?

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Beirut is notoriously expensive, something I didn’t fully understand until I couldn’t find a hotel room anywhere in the city to meet my budget.

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A stuffed pig sitting in front of several different food in Singapore.

The Weird, Wonderful Foods of Singapore

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Whether you’re looking for a meal that’s incredibly satisfying or incredibly strange, a fitting food destiny awaits you somewhere in Singapore.

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