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LifeofaBackpacker's Ayuthaya Temples album on Photobucket

Temples of Ayuthaya

 Most likely if you’re going to Thailand, you’ve heard about Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They are the two largest cities in the country, but in-between them is the medieval capital of Siam. Ayuthaya. Nearly 250 years after the end of its glory days, the former island capital and UNESCO World Heritage site is the home […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Museums of Ho Chi Minh City album on Photobucket

Ho Chi Minh City Museums

One of the cheapest activities that you can do in Ho Chi Minh City is check out the array of museums in District 1. All of the museums I visited cost ₫15,000 ($.72 USD) for the entrance fee, and most of the exhibits can be seen in an hour, even for people who like to […]

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Ryan_Rubi's The Killing Fields and S-21 album on Photobucket

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

I have never been moved so much. After I spent more than an hour listening to the commentary about the genocide that killed between 1.2 to 3.4 million people between 1975 and 1979, my eyes began to tear. As an American, I only briefly learned about what happened in Cambodia when I was in middle […]

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June Plans in Saigon

In two days I leave for Vietnam, but this is going to be one part of my journey that is departing from my norm. Instead of traversing the entire country and staying in places for a few days, I plan to live in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) for a month. After traveling for nine months, […]

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Koh Rong Jungle Trek

The journey was worth it. After a hike through the jungle and a descent down a cliff, I had arrived at Long Beach on the island of Koh Rong, Cambodia. White sands stretched for seven kilometers, and I was one of four people who had the entire beach to themselves. The trek was easy to […]

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