January 2012

Cu Chi Tunnels Travel

Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels

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Pay a visit to the subterranean Cu Chi tunnels, one of the most impressive defense systems in the history of war, even if seeing relics of the Vietnam War is a low priority for you.

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The Misty Medina on the North Atlantic

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Once you can learn to pronounce and remember the city’s strange name, book a bus ticket to Essaouira, the sparkling gem of Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Right Stretch of Beach in Rio

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There is no definitive “best” beach in Rio de Janeiro, so focus instead on matching your tastes and preferences to the stretch of coastline that’s best suited to you.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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If you don’t explore the otherworldly natural features that surround it, a trip to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile promises little more than a behavioral study of tourists in transit.

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Reciprocity Fees in South America

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Unless you travel through South America exclusively overland as I did, there isn’t any way to avoid paying reciprocity fees, so build these dollar amounts into your travel budget before you depart.

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Stunt man in Cambodia

How to Country Hop in Southeast Asia

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No matter your preferred mode of transport, traveling between countries in Southeast Asia is quick, safe and won’t put much of a dent in your travel budget.

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Thailand’s Last Paradise?

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Although Koh Mak is far from deserted, silence and tranquility are never more than a short walk or bike ride away.

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Buses and trains in Morocco

How to Get Around in Morocco

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Whether you use buses, trains, taxis or any combination thereof, the experience of getting around in Morocco is about stress-free as you’re going to find in most of the Middle East and North Africa.

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