Visiting Thailand – Indie Style

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Thailand has a well-deserved reputation as backpacker paradise, but for those who are jaded by tourist hordes, there is far more to see in this country; anthropologist Stephen Le explains how.

Cast Away on the Similan Islands in Thailand

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Ever watch the movie Cast Away and thought to yourself, “I’d endure a flaming plane crash and years of isolation just to be trapped in an island paradise”? James Pham tells you how to be cast away on your own secluded Thai island with swimming pool-like water and deserted beaches.

Dumpling Impulse: Discovering Mandut Guk in Seoul

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Following her traveler’s instincts, Nancy Penrose was rewarded with a memorable and delicious dumpling soup at a restaurant in Seoul.

7 Sustainable Ways to Dive Into Thai Culture

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With its palm tree-lined islands, pristine beaches and untamed jungle, Thailand makes a prime location for nature lovers and a growing trend of eco-friendly tour operators are shifting the focus back to the environment – here are 7 sustainable ways to dive into Thai culture.

The Sun Sets on Backpacking in Turkey

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Travel to Turkey has never been more safe and comfortable, but should that be the point? Meghan MacIver looks at what’s being lost with Turkey’s new tourism development.

9 Reasons to Stay Longer in Penang, Malaysia

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Penang, one of the most visited Malaysian islands, may quickly cease to seduce its visitors after a stroll around the streets of UNESCO listed Georgetown. On the contrary, Marco Ferrarese, a long time Penang resident, has worthy recommendations to help you extend and enjoy your stay in this vibrant island…

The Park Life – Moscow, Russia

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Every tourist visits the instantly recognizable St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square, but ex-pat Jonathon Engels recommends visiting Moscow’s great wealth of public parks to enjoy the city more like the locals do.

Why Today Should Be the Day You Head to Burma

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Decades of deservedly critical press warning travelers to stay away from Burma is finally giving way to encouraging signs for the country’s future. Chris Wotton discovers why now really is the time to give Burma a try.

The Moscow Metro Museum of Art: 10 Must-See Stations

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In a city where prices elevate to astronomical, Jonathon Engels tells how, for less than a dollar, Moscow’s Metro can offer some of the most notable sights the city has and provide a culture exchange of the truest nature.

Indie Travel in Malaysia for $10 Per Day

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Anthropologist and extreme budget-traveler Stephen Le recently explored Malaysia’s wildlife, culture, and cuisine on $10 USD a day. Find out how!