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Angkor Wat - Overrated

Angkor Wat – Over-rated!

Last Update: October 2020 Behold the center of the ancient Khmer empire! Magnificent Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. You may think that Angkor Wat is one of the 7 world wonders. Well, it’s not, but it sure is impressive. It’s also over-rated. Save this article for later. Click on the save…
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How to rent a car in Thailand

Last Update: February 2022 Traveling to Thailand? Check the latest visa and health requirements here! To rent a car in Thailand and self drive is an excellent way to explore this beautiful country. Discovering beautiful destinations and gorgeous beaches without having to rely on public transport brings a great sense of freedom. You can stop…
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The Ultimate Vietnam Scam and how to avoid it

Last Update: August 2020 Do tourists and travelers in Vietnam get scammed? Oh boy, don’t get me started. Just google “Vietnam Scam”, the number of search results are through the roof. I have to admit that I am a Vietnam addict, I keep going back. Obviously not to get scammed of course. Besides, scams are…
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Pu Luong – Vietnam’s best kept secret

Pu Luong is Vietnam’s best kept secret. To get there use the secret in between roads only known to a handful of people in the know.

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11 Beautiful Islands in Thailand – Which Island fits you?

Last Update: February 2022 Is your mind set on visiting one or more Islands in Thailand? Well, you’re in for a treat! But which Island in Thailand fits you? Even if you’re hopping different Islands, you will have some difficult choices. My selection of 11 beautiful Islands in Thailand provides you with first hand information.…
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Fight for your bike in Thailand! – an incredible story

Last Update: February 2022 Traveling to Thailand? Quick-check the up-to-date entry requirements A lot of funny stuff happens on the road while traveling. I vividly remember this one time in Ayutthaya, Thailand where we witnessed an incredible scene. The sheer ingenuity of a young backpacker when trying to rent a bike in Thailand left me…
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What is Kopitiam?

If you haven’t visited a Kopitiam in Singapore or Malaysia, you might as well haven’t been there at all. But what is Kopitiam? I’ll explain…

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Mamak Food Stalls

Last Update: April 2020 Mamak Food stalls, when I think of them, oh my….instant craving. If you haven’t tried a mamak stall on your visit to Malaysia, you might as well haven’t been there at all. That’s how significant they are in Malay culture. And once you have been, you’ll keep going again and again.…
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Peranakan and Nyonya Food

Last Update: September 2020 Peranakan food or Nyonya food, first things first, whenever I mention these two cuisines, they are actually the same. It’s just two different names for the fusion between Chinese and Malay cuisine and cooking techniques. As a result this passionate love triangle produced some of the best tasting and creative dishes…
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The truth about Pho

The truth about Phở – from a different angle

Last Update: September 2020 Phở, the national dish of Vietnam is globalized. Everybody knows Phở, everybody loves Phở. Instagram is flooded with the steaming bowls and a trendy, cool, young crowd consuming it with chopsticks and a Chinese soup spoon. Phở is hot! I won’t deny it, like anyone else I also like a good…
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Hanoi Food Tour

Hanoi Food Tour

Last Update: August 2020 There’s nothing like a food tour to get to know a new city and its food scene. Most South East Asian cities have one or more food tours available. Especially Vietnam seems to host a lot of them. On our trip to Hanoi we found at least 10 food tours or…
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Vietnamese Food – 15 Popular And Insider Dishes For Foodies

Vietnamese food is fresh, original and exciting. Here’s 15 Vietnamese food dishes that you must try!