Bangkok — Phnom Penh — Siem Reap / Angkor — Bangkok Circle Route

With airfare in SE Asia being so affordable, flying one-way is the only way to go. You see what you want to see and move on when you’re ready. This trip, I did… Continue reading

Angkor Tour 1: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon and Baphuon

Angkor Wat and the temples of Bayon and Baphuon at Angkor Thom. The main event. Only 20 minutes outside of the city of Siem Reap (which lies 6 hours north of the capital… Continue reading

Angkor Temples Tour 2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Virtually all visitors to Siem Reap, Cambodia, visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. That’s the priority (and for good reason). But many people stop there, considering Tour 2, “The other temples,” to be… Continue reading

Angkor Wat: The definition of amazing

Angkor Wat. It is one of the most awe inspiring sights you’ll ever see. This post is just about the main temple, Angkor Wat. More posts on other temples you’ll find on Tour 2, Siem… Continue reading

The Blue Lime Hotel. A gem of a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tucked back in a side alley off Street 19 in Phnom Penh, the Blue Lime Hotel is a bit of a hidden gem. The well designed rooms are spotless, quiet, and safe. The… Continue reading

“I Love Street Children.” How to Help a Disadvantaged Family in Manila, Philippines

In Manila for work or vacation? Why not bring over a few bags of food, a small donation for medicine, clothes or anything that will help the amazing kids at I Love Street Children.… Continue reading

Manila Ocean Park. A Fun Way to Spend an Afternoon

Manila Ocean Park is a mid-sized oceanarium found alongside Manila bay. It’s a bit run down, but I loved it nevertheless. You’ll see a lot of the tropical fish you’d see snorkeling in more… Continue reading

Koh Samet Island. A perfect getaway from Bangkok

Koh Samet (Also written Koh Samed), Thailand. The perfect weekend getaway from Bangkok. There are quiet, out-of-the-way beaches. Or you can stay where I always go, the best white-sand beach, Sai Kaew Beach.… Continue reading

Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Koh Samet. Why –NOT– to stay there.

I rarely use my blog to give negative reviews, but there’s a first for everything. Sai Kaew Beach Resort on Koh Samet (Samed), Thailand, earned a bit of blogging fire and brimstone for… Continue reading

Korean BBQ Anyone?…Getting your saturated fats on in Seoul, Korea

It’s been over 15 years since my last visit to Seoul. But one thing never changes: The food. Meat lovers will embrace the BBQ goodness that you can find everywhere in Korea. In… Continue reading

The Underground River. Puerto Princesa, Philippines

The Underground River of Puerto Princesa. A hassle to get a ticket and annoying boat guides. But as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it’s worth seeing. Even if you are… Continue reading

Hotels in Palawan: Sunz en Coron — Plus a Makulit T-shirt

I’m not sure what made me decide to stay at the Sunz en Coron Resort. At 2500P~4500P, it’s not the cheapest place in town. And it’s certainly not the closest to the city… Continue reading

Sihanoukville – A week in paradise

This is a guest post by Bangkok-based Iain Donnelly I recently saw some amazing photos of Sihanoukville on my Facebook feed. I asked if the poster, Iain Donnelly, would write about it and… Continue reading

El Nido Island Hopping — Tour A: Lagoons and Beaches

People visit El Nido, Palawan for one reason: Island hopping. It’s awe inspiring. This post is about Tour A: Lagoons & Beaches. If you only have time for one tour, this, IMHO, is… Continue reading

Cycling around Siem Reap; What to see and do

This is a guest post by Milda, Community Manager at AsiaRooms. Siem Reap is located in Northwest Cambodia and is the second largest city in the country. The city is packed with fantastic… Continue reading

Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Where to visit in Palawan and how to get there

Palawan is an island an hour southwest of Manila. There are three main destinations in Palawan: the capital city of Puerto Princesa, the north-island village of El Nido, and the town of Coron,… Continue reading

Fukuoka, Kyushu. My Favorite City in Japan

This is a post from 2009 that I’ve migrated to WordPress from my old blog. Visiting Japan? Be sure to check out Fukuoka down on the island of Kyushu. Nice people and great… Continue reading

Palawan Hotels Part 1: The Acacia Tree Garden in Puerto Princesa (and TIKI!)

There are two hotels I wholeheartedly recommend in Palawan: The Acacia Tree Garden Hotel in Puerto Princesa and Sunz En Coron in Coron. Both get a double thumbs up! I also stayed in… Continue reading

Brilliant Birthday at Trattoria Altrove in El Nido, Palawan

El Nido is a great place to meet other travelers and has a few really cool places to eat and drink. In fact, I spent my 48th birthday at the best pizza place… Continue reading

A Dedicated Wino in Bangkok

As a break from my usual long-winded travel info posts, this is just a quick blurb to introduce my favorite wino in Bangkok. This guy looks like your average wino…staggering up the street… Continue reading