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ALS Ice Bucket in Thailand

When you get a challenge, you gotta do it, no matter where you are on the road. If you get challenged, be sure to donate!

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

The art of eating with your hands in South India

In Tamil Nadu in the deep south of India, they eat a food that is a mixture of bread, gravy and meat. This would be no problem if eaten with a spoon. Instead,… Continue reading

Sunset Point and Southern Sights in Kanya Kumari, India

Kanya Kumari is a small town in the southernmost of the 28 Indian states, Tamil Nadu. I was working so didn’t see much, but here’s a few of the places to hit, plus… Continue reading

Live Music: Reason No.1 of what I LOVE about the Philippines.

Kuwagos Grill. Some of the best live music in Manila Those who know me know that my main thing to do in Manila is to take my computer, a few Pesos and hit… Continue reading

First Day in India: Kerala beaches and Tamil Nadu traffic

In 2010, I was working with an online education start up called Ukindi. As a part of the development process, I flew over to the South of India to work directly with the… Continue reading

Eclipse pics from Japan

Ok, I didn’t have eclipse glasses, but the cloud cover gave me a chance to see the main part of the eclipse without going blind! Here are some shots of the eclipse as… Continue reading

Malapascua Island, Cebu. Life’s a hammock…

About 5 years ago, I was on a flight back to Manila from Bohol. I had time to read a few articles from the in-flight magazine. The one that caught my eye was… Continue reading

My First Jeepney Ride: 5 tips to get you started. Bayad Po!

If you knew how much time I have spent in the Philippines over the years, you would say I deserve to be force fed sour balut for not having jumped on a jeepney… Continue reading

Budget Haircut in Makati, Manila

Before heading down to Boracay, my hair was just long enough that it required something more than a dash of water in the morning. Time for a travel haircut. This is a photo… Continue reading

It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Holy shit. I’m famous! Thanks to my amazing travel-editor friend, Denice De Guzman — Editor in Chief for VIEW magazine in the Philippines, I got to show my love for the Philippines.

My Chip of the Berlin Wall: A blast from the past

This post is a blast from my distant past. It’s not about Asia, but it’s still something that I’d like to share. A few pics from the days when the Berlin Wall came… Continue reading

Two Nights in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Worth the visit

Back in July 2005, I posted this on Globosapiens. Then I put it on my old Asia-travelbug blog, where it became one of my most viewed posts. Now it’s here on WordPress. ————-… Continue reading

Is Starbucks Japan Milk Radioactive? Shhhh….It’s a Secret!!!

Radiation is being found throughout the food chain in Japan, including milk products. It’s therefore reasonable to ask a company that sells milk-based products to ensure that its food supply is radiation free.… Continue reading