One of my most highly recommended travel experiences is to visit a local market. So of course, when I went to the Northern highlands of Vietnam, I took my own advice. At the Bắc Hà, Sunday Market, located in a rural district of Lào Cai Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, the smells of … Continue reading
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Travel Inspiration: Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Tonle Sap lake, located just 15 km south of Siem Reap, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. This gigantic lake that stretches its muddy waters far beyond the eye can see is literally the fish bowl of Cambodia, providing more than half the fish consumed in Cambodia to feed 3 million people per … Continue reading
Travel Inspiration: Visit Siem Reap, Cambodia and Explore Angkor Wat!
As I perch on a single piece of temple stone that seems lonely for the wall it was once a part of, its fellows carted away long ago by ancient Khmer villagers, I sense the forest around me—moist, strong, and distinctly alive. I swear I can see the forest slowly encroaching before my eyes, ready … Continue reading
Travel Inspiration: Khao Lak and Similan Islands, Thailand
Khao Lak is the sleepy little Thai town 80 km north of Phuket that became famous when it was literally swept off the map during the 2005 tsunami. What is amazing today is that the resilient Thai people have rebuilt Khao Lak into a world-class beach town once again, aided by the fact that Khao Lak’s natural … Continue reading