Thaipusam at the Batu Caves – Malaysia

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January is an exciting time to visit Malaysia. Not only is it Chinese New Year, but you will be able to witness the astonishing Hindu Festival of Thaipusam. People pierce themselves with hooks and spikes to worship Lord Muruga.

Traditional Bali – A photo tour

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Travelling to Bali can be quite hectic. Night Clubs, touts, vendors and young surfers will keep you busy. But visit the quiet town of Ubud and you will discover a tradtional side of Bali.

Riding Through Shock and Dust – Laos, Asia

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David Butterworth discovers there is more to Laos than meets the eye, when it comes to demanding foreigners pay up while bicycle touring and renting.

The Art of Korean School Lunch – South Korea, Asia

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Jon Wick can’t wait for his daily adventure in the school cafeteria.

Touring in a Troubled Paradise – Myanmar, Asia

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Can a responsible traveler ingore Aung San Suu Kyi’s plea to stay away from her repressive country? Charlotte Finn toured this troubled paradise and encourages others to responsibly ignore the tourist boycott also.

Yangshuo: Faraway, So Close – China, Asia

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Stopping at a Chinese pharmacy to replace a broken thermometer, Bill Pfeffer is amused and challenged in a hilarious game of mis-communication. He enthusiastically gives Yangshuo his highest recommendation.

Want to See a Dead Body? – Varanasi, India, Asia

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Varanasi, the city popularized in guidebooks for its burning ghats has always held a morbid fascination for tourists and for Ankur Ahuja.

What the Travel Books Leave Out: Part 2 – Delhi, India, Asia

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Phillip Donnelly describes touts, scams, rules of engagment, and how to get out of a scam in Delhi, India. He also takes in a few of the sights of Delhi, and sights they are.

What the Travel Books Leave Out: Part 1 – Delhi, India, Asia

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Phillip Donnelly experiences culture shock, tout wars, explains ‘the con’ and finds time for a museum in a city that represents a little of all of India.

Fish Appreciation – South Korea, Asia

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Katie Mey has gone from thinking of squid and octupus as a bizarre eating experience to an ordinary and pleasurable eating experience, in fact, she wonders how she will handle "not" eating them.