Tagged With: South East Asia
Aside from eating through Singapore for a full day, easily the best part of my quick trip through town was finding the Kampong Glam neighborhood. There are very few things I more enjoy stumbling across in a city than traditional neighborhoods full of interesting architecture and studded with the occasional house of worship (and my … Continue reading
Inspired (both in life and in this specific instance) by Anthony Bourdain and his bevy of foodastravel shows, I quickly realized that a recent 10-hour layover in Singapore was going to end up being all about one thing: Eating. Profusely. Watching the premier episode of his new show The Layover the night before I set off for Singapore, … Continue reading
The first MatadorU Photo Lab of 2012 is, appropriately, “Best of 2011″. I spent a while looking through all my best shots from last year to pick this, probably an irresponsible amount of time since I really need to finish packing and tying up loose ends to get ready to leave again for Hong Kong … Continue reading
Laos was one of the first places I visited after I moved out of the States, and that almost certainly colored my perception of the places. I had a good time and went some cool places, but it would be interesting to see with what eyes I would understand the country if I were to … Continue reading
Cambodia was a place that, aside from Angkor Wat, I didn’t have a lot of expectations for going into. I was blown away, then, by the sites and feel of the country. Other than my body attacking me and laying me low for three days (no Embassy phone calls needed, thankfully), I enjoyed almost every … Continue reading
Malaysia is by far one of the easiest countries in Asia to travel independently. Great infrastructure, rampant English, and delicious food make Malaysia almost a vacation from hard traveling. Just watch out for sneaky Orangutans.
An awesome, open, friendly, beautiful country that I need to make time to get back to. I’ve posted some of the pictures before, long ago, but never all of my favorites together. So, here they are: The Philippines.
Aside from China, Indonesia is one of the only countries I find myself continually going back to as a destination in itself and not just a convenient transit point. The great combination of jungle adventure, beachy laziness, intercultural immersion, memorable food, and cheap travel make it one of those rare places where everything just kind … Continue reading