Category: Travel Advice

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Online Travel Research

Online Travel Research

Online Travel Research: What’s Good, What’s Bad, and What to Avoid When Smiling Albino first came to Southeast Asia, the Internet was in its infancy. There were rudimentary blogs and pages with photo albums, but nothing even remotely resembling the selection today’s travelers have. In 2016, we are spoiled for choice. Indeed, there is actually...

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Naga Fireball Festival

Naga Fireball Festival

The Naga Fireball phenomenon takes place every year around the full moon at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October on the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand. Are the fireballs produced by the Naga, a large mythical Serpent living in the river, or can science explain the rational behind them? It has yet to be determined.

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Voluntourism

Voluntourism: despite good intentions, paying to volunteer can sometimes have unintended negative consequences. In this blog we discuss the pros and cons.