Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Do you include dark tourism in your travels? If you’ve visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Auschwitz in Poland or the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, you’ve engaged in dark tourism: travel to places historically associated with death and suffering. In Cambodia,...
Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

A brief trip to Taipei’s mountainous suburb of Beitou revealed qualities I was growing to appreciate about Taiwan – scenic wonders, preservation of national gifts, inexpensive or non-existent admission prices, volunteerism, and a people-friendly transportation system....
Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s jewel

Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s jewel

  It might look like a movie set, but it’s real. I’m referring to a scene in the movie Tomb Raider, the one where Angelina Jolie’s character Lara Croft ventures into eerie ruins among the roots of strangler figs and other huge trees. It’s Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s...
Cycling in Cambodia

Cycling in Cambodia

I’ve never waffled so much about a trip as I did with cycling in Cambodia. This type of indecisiveness was a stark contrast to other adventures where I’m usually the first one out the gate. Source of my hesitation It wasn’t the cycling, and it wasn’t Cambodia. It was...
Include Taiwan in your travel plans

Include Taiwan in your travel plans

I was sitting on a rock wall sipping a latte in Taipei’s 228 Peace Memorial Park when George Huang stopped and asked me where I was from. This was a common occurrence during my visit to Taiwan. Firstly, I don’t look like 99.9 percent of the people on the streets of...

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