• Why Travel to Malaysia's Borneo? Two Reasons: Sabah and Sarawak

    Why Travel to Malaysia’s Borneo? Two Reasons: Sabah and Sarawak

    Malaysia is often overlooked when planning a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia; while most people choose to explore Thailand or Vietnam instead, Malaysia has quite a bit to offer. Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown are the two most popular tourist spots in Malaysia (Interesting Facts), however, there ...
  • Tourism in Mandalay Myanmar: What to See

    Tourism in Mandalay Myanmar: What to See

    With the borders now open, Myanmar(learn facts) has quickly found itself at the forefront of many Southeast Asian travel itineraries. Well worth the visit, Myanmar provides an incredible diversity of cities and sights to see. Mandalay tourism is growing as the second largest city in the ...
  • Battambang’s Circus: Phare Ponleu Selpak

    Battambang’s Circus: Phare Ponleu Selpak

    When planning a trip to Cambodia, be sure to not only stop in Battambang, but to make sure you have a day in Battambang when the circus is taking place. One of the most amazing events to see throughout Cambodia, Phare Ponleu Selpak, which translates to “the brightness of the arts,” is a truly ...
  • Joma Bakery: South East Asia’s Favorite Café Chain

    Joma Bakery: South East Asia’s Favorite Café Chain

    When on an extensive backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia, it can be nice to see a familiar store or restaurant; however, places like Starbucks or McDonalds seem a bit out of place in the landscape. Joma Bakery and Café, a restaurant that was started in Southeast Asia, has various ...
  • Old Skulls Challenging Migration of Ancient Species of Humans in SE Asia

    Old Skulls Challenging Migration of Ancient Species of Humans in SE Asia

    New human fossils have been discovered in Laos in the past hundreds years. These discoveries have been challenging theories on the human migration across East and South East Asia. A major finding is the diversity of species and many have not been categorized as of yet, since they present a ...
  • A Guide to Different Types of Vietnamese Coffee: Hot and Cold

    A Guide to Different Types of Vietnamese Coffee: Hot and Cold

    There is a perhaps surprising amount of French influence in the country of Vietnam(interesting facts), most of which are after effects of the French invasion and colonization that occurred in the late 1800’s. French influence can be found in the architecture, the food, the language, and, most ...