Southeast Asia

The World, Two Weeks at a Time

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Think you need months and months off work to take an epic adventure? Think again.

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A Crash Course in Vietnam Visas

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It’s tempting to think of a Vietnam visa on arrival as easy and stress-free, especially if you’ve never been to Vietnam.

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Fairytales of Hanoi

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It’s tempting to create your Hanoi itinerary based on fairytales—I should know.

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Halong Bay for Fancy Folks

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I’m not sure the end result of a Halong Bay luxury cruise is any different than an ordinary one.

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From Laos to Thailand (or Back)

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Traveling from Laos to Thailand is easier than it’s ever been, whether you go by train or take a flight.

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Is Jakarta Really So Bad?

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The secret to people’s feelings about Jakarta is in its nickname, “The Big Durian.”

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Brunei is Complicated

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Is Brunei worth visiting? It’s complicated.

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Chiang Mai Starts Here

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Chiang Mai is the new Bangkok, but what that means is up to interpretation.

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