Shanghai Redux – China, Asia

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Joanne Gerber enjoyed being in Shanghai, but she couldn’t help thinking that rapid
growth and modernization may be compromising its architectural heritage
and unique character.

Caodai Calling – Vietnam, Asia

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In an antique Indochina, John M. Edwards tunes in to the otherworld call of a wacky bizarro cult.

Wet, Wetter, Jangmi – Taiwan, Asia

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Niel Vaughan lived through a
category five beast of a typhoon that created some disturbances on the
island of Taiwan.

Hoi An: A Stitch In Time – Vietnam, Asia

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Bill Pfeffer had never owned a suit in his life until he stumbled into the captivating town of Hoi An.

Hygiene Hints for the Road – Asia

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Toilet talk
doesn’t get much airtime on message boards. Yet when traveling, your bladder
and other hygiene issues can overwhelm. Meredith Linsey Kitchens offers advice on dealing with squat toilets, Aunt Flo and tummy rumbles.

Danger: Mines – Cambodia, Asia

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The contrast between the beauty and brutality of Cambodia
divides Rebekah Pothaar’s feelings as a traveler.

Bed Sacks and Leech Socks: Vietnamese National Parks – Vietnam, Asia

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Kes Donahue
flew into Ho Chi Minh City on
the 17th of December 2007 in search of birds – fabulous and drab,
widespread and endemic – in parks, remote and only accessible by car or van.

Camping the Great Wall: Escape from Simatraz – China, Asia

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What happens when a couple of foreigners, like Rebekah Pothaar and Thor, play barbarians and occupy a piece of the Great Wall of China for a weekend? Prison Break, anyone?

Agent Orange – Vietnam, Asia

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In Hue, Vietnam, John M. Edwards finds a cafe, located nowhere in the Lonely Planet guide.

Chinese Holidays: Mountains and Seas of People – China, Asia

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Angus Cepka visits one of China’s most famous mountains during a national holiday and lives to write about it.