Southeast Asia

Got your sights set on Southeast Asia? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer thanks to my many trips to the region, which have seen me visit the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and important tourist attractions like Angkor Wat, Putrajaya and the Singapore Zoo.

Three Perfect Days in Penang

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If you spend your three days in Penang like I did, you’re sure to be privy to a similar fate.

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Are the Cameron Highlands Worth a Trip?

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A couple days in the Cameron Highlands on your way between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is absolutely a good idea, if only because it’s en route. On the other hand, you should be prepared for what to expect.

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Battle of the Bornean Cities

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I found the states of Sabah and Sarawak—and, in particular, their capitals of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching—to be completely different.

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How Not to Fuck Up Asia’s Most Epic Island Day Trip

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My decision to make a day trip from Kota Kinabalu to the remote island of Bohey Dulang was significantly outside the bounds of a standard “adventure.”

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Is Thailand Cheap?

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Today’s post aims to separate fact from fiction—is Thailand actually that cheap?

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All Malaysia’s Best-Fed Vanity

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Malaysia, Truly Asia. Does vanity get better fed than that?

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Three Days in Kuala Lumpur

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The truth of my history here (which I’ll explain in the body of this post) is complicated. Thankfully, enjoying three days in Kuala Lumpur is not.

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The Most Beautiful Balloon Flight in the World—Or Not

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Riding a balloon over the 2,000 temples of Bagan, Myanmar has been on my bucket list since 2010, when my maiden voyage to the then-pariah country ended in near-death food poisoning.

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