Posts tagged with ‘Health-Safety’

  • The Lowdown on Food and Water in Southeast Asia

    June 10, 2015

    Some of the most common questions we hear are, “Is this water safe to drink?” and, “will this food make me sick?” They’re perfectly legitimate questions. In Southeast Asia, almost all drinking water and ice (and certainly all on a Smiling Albino trip) come from modern factories using treated water.  The main reason for this is no different from anywhere

  • DIY Travel – Five Ways it Can go Wrong

    July 24, 2013

    Smiling Albino has been lucky enough to host an amazing assortment of people from a huge variety of backgrounds and nationalities on our trips. Each guest brings their own unique angle to the experience, and that’s why we love hosting so much – no two trips are ever the same! One issue that comes up every now and then –

  • Asia: An Ideal Choice for Women Travelers

    June 27, 2011

    by Scott Coates Travel has changed dramatically over the last decade. Once inaccessible and unsafe countries like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal are now ideal choices for women seeking holiday and adventure. Travelers no longer need to stick to travel mainstays like Hawaii, Mexico and France. Whether you’re traveling solo, or with a group of close friends, Asia offers a

  • Family Travel in Cambodia: Phnom Penh

    May 2, 2011

    by Scott Coates Most people have little or no mental picture of Phnom Penh (PP), Cambodia, a city enshrouded in a shadowy past of genocidal rule by the Khmer Rouge (KR) between 1975-1979. After a decades long civil war that lasted until the mid-1990s, Cambodia has returned to relative normalcy, and tourism has blossomed. Yet, Phnom Penh remains a relatively

  • Bangkok Floods

    November 23, 2010

    by Scott Coates In late October and early November, 2010 scenes of flooding across Thailand dominated headlines around the world. The kingdom experienced, in certain regions, its worst flooding in decades. This was due to the usual monsoon, compounded by some exceptional regional storms. As water ran south, into rivers and eventually to Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the capital’s main