Southeast Asia

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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The Poor Man’s Forbidden City

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Whatever you do in Hue, be careful about what you eat—otherwise, you might have to wait a decade to truly discover the city like I did.

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Penang Starts Here

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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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How to Stay Sane in Hoi An

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Of all the things to do in Hoi An, my favorite activity in this ancient town is to reminisce.

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Does Julia Roberts’ Bali Still Exist?

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The extent to which you can find Julia Roberts’ Bali depends as much on what you’re seeking as it does what you end up finding.

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Siem Reap, Beyond Angkor Wat

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If you come to Siem Reap solely to see Angkor Wat, you will almost certainly be disappointed.

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Spellbinding Singapore

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This Singapore itinerary is a priceless cheat sheet, which allows you to play your visit more by ear than I’ve ever been able to.

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