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.

Thailand’s Home of Flower Power

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The Red Lotus Sea deserves a spot on your bucket list—and a commitment from you to tick it off.

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The Truth About Koh Samet

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I wouldn’t recommend asking the question “is Koh Samet worth visiting?” in Bangkok circles, at least not polite ones.

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Is This Asia’s Most Enjoyable Lost City?

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Sukhothai feels deserted compared to Ayutthaya—and every other “lost city” I’ve visited in Southeast Asia.

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Unadulterated Southern Thailand

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Nakhon Si Thammarat is unpretentious, understated and, yes, unadulterated.

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The Truth About Koh Kradan

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If you’re looking for a Thai island that’s big on scenery and light on “the scene,” beautiful Koh Kradan is definitely your best choice.

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The Truth About Vietnam’s Cities

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Vietnam’s largest cities are also similar when it comes to my own recent history in both.

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Paradise Beneath Me

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I was thrilled to be going to Koh Samui, of course—or at least thankful.

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Why I’m Plotting a Return to the Philippines

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What they say about the Philippines—it’s more fun there—is certainly true.

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