SE Asia Rules of the Road (2012 edition)

To the novice driver or a non-native, traffic in SE Asia may seem chaotic and undisciplined, with cars and motorcycles hurtling about each other. That is far from the truth. In reality, most drivers follow…

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Money matters

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You can be a MILLIONAIRE in SE Asia! It’s easy. It’s fun. Here’s how. Thailand: You can have a million Baht just by converting $32,000 USD Myanmar: You can have a million Chats just by converting…

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Laundry tips in SE Asia

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Traveling light should be the rule and it is so easy in southeast Asia. In Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam laundry services are everywhere. The cost is $1 per kilogram (2.2 pounds) generally. Even after…

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Water and the water ways of Inle Lake

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It’s not profound to note that communities develop around water, as a requisite of human life and a source of livelihood. Appropriately, we’ve spent a lot of our trip to SE Asia on the water,…

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Cheroot, Cheroot, yaddada daddada daddada daddada

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The favorite smoke on the streets of Myanmar is what they call a cheroot. It's a small handwrapped hybrid of a filter cigarette and a cigar, costs about ten cents at almost any food stall,…

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Heaven sent: the frescoes of Bagan (updated)

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For over three hundred years, roughly from the 9th to the 13th century, the kings and the court based in Bagan turned their power, wealth and spiritual dedication into monuments of brick and stone. Over…

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Miracles and wonders in Mandalay

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Mandalay was made famous in the West by a Kipling poem and the song made from it. On the road to Mandalay, Where the flying fishes play, And the dawn comes up like thunder Outta…

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