Mark highlights 5 of the best markets in Southeast Asia, including Thailand’s Chatuchak Market and the Luang Prabang night market in Laos.
1. Borobudur / Prambanan, Indonesia Off the main tourist backpacking route of Southeast Asia are a set of temples on the island of Java, Indonesia, near Yogyakarta that are worth a visit. Though Borobudur and Prambanan are two separate temples and even dedicated to different religions, I’ll group them together because of their close proximity. […]
or all the wild, action-packed mega cities Southeast Asia is so famous for, there’s an equally opposite number of places that are quiet, nature-oriented, and extremely relaxing. Here are 5 destinations I recently visited where relaxation is the local way of life. 1. Sangkhlaburi, Thailand Waking up at 5 am is something you’ll love doing when you’re […]
pending about three-quarters of 2011 in Thailand, I was able to explore further the glorious realm of delicious Thai food. #1. Pictured above is a dish known as khao kluk kaphi that is made of shrimp flavored fried rice covered in a rainbow of tasty ingredients! #2. Khao moo daeng, or red barbecued pork and rice, […]
This is a guest post by Will Peach. outheast Asia casts an allure like no other. From pristine beaches to bustling cities and everything in between, this magical part of the world is hugely popular with backpackers the world over. Picking a top 10 of must-see destinations from Southeast Asia is no easy feat. In […]
Where can you find the best sandwiches on earth? Would you go to Italy for their scrumptious selection of hams and deli meats, or to the United States for gigantic meat and cheese filled subs, or even to Chile for an outstanding churrasco completo? I’m going to take you on a little culinary journey to […]
1. Indonesia – Nasi Padang Due to the vast spread out archipelago of Indoneisa, it’s almost impossible to label a real national dish for the entire country. I’ve just gone ahead and mentioned a normal everyday meal of Nasi Padang that consists of a plate of rice topped with a choice of dishes. When I was […]
In southern Laos, there’s an area along the Mekong River known as 4,000 Islands on account of all the small islands dotting the river. The bridge in this photo, built by the French, connects the island of Don Det, a backpacker favorite, with an island just to the South. This photo is one of my […]
Large photo of the 45-meter, golden Pha That Luang Stupa in Vientiane. It’s thought to contain a relic of the Buddha.
Jagged limestone cliffs and clear Andaman seas make Krabi an inspiring destination in Thailand.