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8 Annoying Scams in Thailand That Still Work

8 Annoying Scams in Thailand That Still Work

See a list of eight current scams in Thailand that are still being used against travelers. Don't be a sucker -- know before you go!
Japan Hotels With Castle Views

Japan Hotels With Castle Views

The Excel Hotel offers views of Okayama Castle.okayama castle image by Rosemary Robenn from Fotolia.comOne of the more appealing factors in a hotel room for many travelers is the beauty of the view. Views of natural vistas or beautiful architecture can greatly enhance the experience of a...
Tour de Forts: a Travel Guide to Intramuros in Manila, Philippines

Tour de Forts: a Travel Guide to Intramuros in Manila, Philippines

An introduction to Intramuros in the Philippines for travelers - what to see and do when visiting the historic walled city where Manila was born
Rice is Hard to Come By

Rice is Hard to Come By

Images from Myanmar, where a major recovery effort is being pursued by international aid agencies and ordinary Burmese.
Climbing to the Peak of Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park

Climbing to the Peak of Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park

Hiking, camping, and transportation around the Twin Volcanoes of Gunung Gede Pagrango National Park
Interesting Places in Jakarta, Indonesia

Interesting Places in Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has many statues, museums and landmarks including the Prince Diponegoro Statue, the National Museum and the Istiqlal Mosque. In addition, you will find many other interesting places in Jakarta, Indonesia, to explore during your stay.
Where to Celebrate Songkran

Where to Celebrate Songkran

There's something going on for Songkran in every part of the country. Most celebrations are from April 13 to April 15, although some areas celebrate for a full week!
Bathroom Etiquette in Japan

Bathroom Etiquette in Japan

There's a specific protocol expected in Japanese bathroom use. Learn the expectations so you don't embarrass your host or yourself. You can do as you please if you are in a hotel with a private bathroom, but if you share a bathroom or are staying in a traditional Japanese inn or private residence, y
What Are Typical Malaysian Traditions & Culture?

What Are Typical Malaysian Traditions & Culture?

Malaysia is a tropical country in southeastern Asia that borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. The official language is Bahasa Malaysia, which is based on the original ethnic group called the Mayas. In addition to the Mayas, Malaysia's population is also made up of Chinese, Indians and
The Singapore Flyer - World's Biggest Observation Wheel

The Singapore Flyer - World's Biggest Observation Wheel

A picture tour of the Singapore Flyer's insides, and a look at the view from atop the world's biggest observation wheel. Learn about the Singapore Flyer's operations, the ticket prices, and what to expect when riding it.
Top Things to Do for Tourists in Penang, Malaysia

Top Things to Do for Tourists in Penang, Malaysia

A list of things to do in Penang, Malaysia, covering the island's temples, cultures, art scene, and food.
Long Life Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam

Long Life Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam

Full review of Long Life Hotel - also known as Thanh Xuan Hotel - in Hoi An, Vietnam. Good value hotel in backpacker district near Hoi An Old Town.
Lahore, Pakistan Hotels

Lahore, Pakistan Hotels

Mughal architecture in LahorePakistan 054 Lahore Jahangir Tomb image by Arnim Schulz from Fotolia.comLahore, Pakistan's center for arts and culture, is the country's second largest city. It may not have the financial clout of Karachi or the diplomatic air of Islamabad, but Lahore more...
Shopping in Penang

Shopping in Penang

Eating and shopping are national obsessions in Penang. Read about shopping malls, markets, negotiating, and where to find unique souvenirs.
Native Life in Bali

Native Life in Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali, with a population of about three million, has a long history of habitation, with stone tools from the Ice Age being discovered in the village of Sembrian. Rice, the staple diet of the Balinese, is also a major export. Tourism has only recently overtaken agriculture as
Tours of Canton, China

Tours of Canton, China

Canton is a cultural city that is worth exploring.China image by Madiha from Fotolia.comCanton (Guangzhou) is one of the most famous cultural cities in China. With a history of more than 2300 years, it was once the departure port of the Maritime Silk Road. Nowadays, it is a major...
Hotels in Sukhumvit, Thailand

Hotels in Sukhumvit, Thailand

Sukhumvit is the main road in Bangkok, Thailand.bangkok image by J-F Perigois from Fotolia.comLas Vegas has its Strip, New York City has Broadway and Bangkok, Thailand, has Sukhumvit. Sukhumvit Road, also known as Thailand Route Three, is a major thoroughfare that extends westward from...
Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City offers visitors a wide variety of accommodations.hotel image by RAMON CAMI from Fotolia.comHo Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam's largest city. It is located in the extreme southern part of the country and is home to some of Vietnam's most cherished and...
Travel Guide to Bohol, Philippines

Travel Guide to Bohol, Philippines

A travel guide to one of the Philippines' most mysterious islands. Bohol is home to the creepy tarsier, the strange Chocolate Hills, and the diving and beaches around Panglao
Khmer New Year in Cambodia - Chol Chnam Thmey

Khmer New Year in Cambodia - Chol Chnam Thmey

The Khmer New Year is one of Cambodia’s major holidays. Here’s what you need to know if you want to see the local color of the holidays.