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Eating through Vientiane

Vientiane provided my introduction to Laotian cuisine. It was a great sampling of refreshing and spicy food that made me crave more.

Things I Won’t Miss About Taipei

I've already made my list of things that I'll miss about Taipei after I depart, so it was only fair to create another list of things I won't miss.
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What I’ll Miss About Taipei

As I prepare to move away from the city I've called temporary home for almost three years, I think of the things that I'll miss about Taipei.

Survival Guide: Taipei Now Available

The perfect Taipei travel guide for adventurous travelers -- "Booze, Food, Travel Survival Guide: Taipei" is now available on Amazon.

Learning Korean History at Seodaemun Prison

A day of wandering through Seoul led me to visit Seodaemun Prison History Hall in the city's Seodaemun Independence Park.
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Painful oBike Ride in Taitung, Taiwan

In the small southern city of Taitung, I was determined to take a bike ride along the coast, but ran into some problems along the way, one being the oBike.
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Returning to Saigon

A second journey to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Reflections on returning to Saigon after almost four years and re-experiencing the food, traffic, and people.
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Overcoming Church Fatigue in Venice

Finding a renewed sense of appreciation for church architecture at the ornately decorated St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) in Venice, Italy.

Authenticity and Travel Photography

Travel photography is an art form, and we take more photos than we need. We then over-edit those photos. Can we have authenticity in travel photography?

Patuxai: Vientiane’s Iconic Monument

On my first half-day in Vientiane, I sought out Patuxai, the iconic tourist destination in the center of the city.

Wandering through Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda was the only must-see tourist sight I planned for my stay in Yangon, which doesn't have a lot of major sites to visit.
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Experiencing Seoul for the Second Time

There are few cities I desire to return to, but my return to Seoul reminded me how much there is to enjoy in this sprawling city.
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I Climbed Taipei 101 and Lived

On May 7, I participated in the Taipei 101 Run Up, a race up 91 floors of Taiwan's tallest building and the fourth-tallest building in the world.
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Wanderings in Touristy Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos, is an over-hyped, overpriced tourist town, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting.

In Awe of Kuang Si Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

Among my rough itinerary in Laos was a trip to the famous Kuang Si waterfall to see why this site was hyped by every other traveler.