Travel to Myanmar Opens Up
Dec03

Travel to Myanmar Opens Up

Myanmar is a truly spiritual destination, largely untouched by the influence of Western civilization. The stunning landscape of pagodas and temples surrounding Bagan has changed little in 1500 years.  Since the elections in November 2010, the government has started to open its doors and Secretary Clinton’s visit this week is the first step in ending the country’s international isolation.   Interest in travel to Myanmar has...

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Travel Indochina Introduces Exclusive Mekong River Cruises
Oct20

Travel Indochina Introduces Exclusive Mekong River Cruises

With increasing demand for river cruise experiences, Travel Indochina introduced a brand new boutique-style river cruise liner, The Jahan, to its product offerings. The Jahan is the smallest and most luxurious cruise boat to wind through the majestic Mekong Delta between Vietnam and Cambodia. From the bustling city of Saigon to Siem Reap, gateway to the spectacular Temples of Angkor, the Jahan has just 26 spacious luxury cabins,...

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Uniworld Expands River Cruises in Asia
Jun26

Uniworld Expands River Cruises in Asia

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises introduces a new ship, River Saigon, and expands their Asia river cruises and tours in 2012, so travelers can experience this destination in world-class style and comfort for which Uniworld is known. With over 100 departures on 8 itineraries ranging from 10 to 24 days in China, Vietnam, and Cambodia, travelers can unlock the richness and vast diversity of this region. From the Great Wall of China to...

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Sofitel in Phnom Penh Opening
Mar24

Sofitel in Phnom Penh Opening

Phnom Penh, 21 March 2011 – Traditional Khmer music, Buddhist monks, Cambodia’s deputy prime minister and apsaras will help announce the grand opening of one of Southeast Asia’s most anticipated new hotels March 29 as the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra makes its debut. The hotel takes the stage in Phnom Penh as the first new five-star hotel to open in the capital in more than a decade. Its eight restaurants and bars,...

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Observations of a Farang
Jul04

Observations of a Farang

I’m a Farang. If you’ve got European ancestry, you are too. Although the word exists in many linguistic forms throughout the Siam and Khmer Empires and beyond, this Thai version is the most well known. Its widespread use lends credence to the theory it entered the region long ago as a corruption of the Persian word for “foreigner”, though occasionally it’s used as a slur directed at Euro-males escorting young Asian women. You’ll...

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Compassion in Cambodia by Drilling a Well

The Buddha was once asked to name the key for happiness. He pondered a moment, then replied “If you want to be happy, practice compassion”. Nu Tarth practices compassion. His life today is far removed from where it began as a child on the “Killing Fields” of the Pol Pot regime. After pulling together the half of his family that survived those times, he put himself through college and started a tour business in Siem Reap....

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Sustainable Tourism with GAP (video podcast)

Maryl visits with Marie Ann of GAP Adventures at the Los Angeles Times Adventurers Travel Expo help on February 10-11. Marie Ann gives travelers options to over 1000 trip options worldwide. The refitted 18th Century boat trips visiting exotic locales does sound great, I guess that’s why it won an award. Produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler.Like all of our videos, quicktime 7.0 or better is required for...

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Vote for the New 7 Wonders

In what could be the largest vote ever, the world will soon choose the New Seven Wonders of the World to stand alongside the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. In January, the New7Wonders committee, chaired by Dr. Federico Mayor, selected 21 finalists out of the 77 nominated sites. You can have a say in the selection of the final seven by casting your vote. From anywhere in the world, call +423 663 90 02 99 and use the code numbers...

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Asean Tourism Forum 2006

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first ASEAN Tourism Forum. For that matter, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Philippines either. As a destination, I have always imagined the Philippines as curious and exotic. At the same time, I know plenty of Filipino people who are just pleasant and friendly. Perhaps, a couple of good reason’s why I jumped at the chance to attend this year’s ATF. I would soon dream of mysterious islands...

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