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  • Phu Quoc: Vietnam's attempt to become king of Asia's beaches
    Phu Quoc: Vietnam's attempt to become king of Asia's beaches
    If you ever wondered what Thailand was like in the late 1980s, check out Phu Quoc Island off the southwest coast of Vietnam, the new hop on the Gulf of Siam’s circuit that embraces Koh Samui, Koh Chang and Koh Kong. Phu Quoc is fast becoming Vietnam’s hottest...
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  • 10 meals every Myanmar traveler should try
    10 meals every Myanmar traveler should try
    With Myanmar opening to the outside world, visitors are discovering a cuisine that’s been largely hidden from sight for the last 50 years.With an emphasis on rich, predominately savory/salty flavors, influences from South and Southeast Asia and a repertoire of...
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  • Tourist etiquette in Hoi An
    Tourist etiquette in Hoi An
    Getting to grips with the right or wrong way to go about things in any country is always a minefield of ever-changing goal posts. In Vietnam, luckily the people are largely very forgiving of our faux pas and a little bit of common sense and humility goes a long way in...
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  • How to have a perfect day in Hanoi
    How to have a perfect day in Hanoi
    In most cases, tourist hot spots are worth checking out.But it's nice to get away from the crowds and explore sites that haven't been sprayed across the pages of every major guidebook and travel site in the world. We asked fiveHanoi locals to share, in their own...
  • Burmese food: A brief introduction
    Burmese food: A brief introduction
    Burma’s food reflects the population’s highly varied ethnic mix: Bamar (ethnic Burmese), Chinese, Bengali, Tamil, Nepalese, Shan, Mon, Kachin and so on. The country’s neighbours — Thailand, China’s Yunnan, Bangladesh and India — also...
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  • Burma’s thanaka paste
    Burma’s thanaka paste
    You’ll maybe even notice thanaka paste on your way into Yangon from the airport. The beige-yellow splodges, swirls and spots on cheeks and foreheads means one thing: you can only be in Burma. - From Travelfish.org
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