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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

The Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur’s Iconic Destination

When you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, it is nearly impossible to miss the Petronas Towers. Rising 451 meters above the city streets below, the buildings are the tallest twin towers ever constructed, and are the iconic focal point of...
by Jim Cheney
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The interior of the Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum with a collection of replica fossils.

The Worst Dinosaur Museum in the World: Savannakhet, Laos

Have you ever gone somewhere and instantly wondered what you were doing there? That’s how I felt at the dinosaur museum in the provincial town of Savannakhet, Laos. Sitting just across the Mekong from Thailand, Savannakhe...
by Jim Cheney
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Bagus Place on Tioman Island as viewed from the resort's pier.

Bagus Place: Where Adventure Meets Luxury

Writer’s Note:┬áThis article is part of a project that I did for Tourism Malaysia. While I usually focus this blog on budget travel, this article is about my one luxury experience in the past six months. As our small boat...
by Jim Cheney
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Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

The Temples of Angkor just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, are some of the most imposing temples in the world. Standing against a jungle backdrop, the movie-set perfection of the temples brings to life old world mysticism. For ...
by Jim Cheney
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A boat on the shore of Don Khon in the 4000 Islands on Laos.

Relaxing in the Middle of the Mekong River at 4000 Islands, Laos

Laos is a landlocked country, there’s no denying that. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some quality relaxation time on the water. For nearly the entire length of the country, the Mekong River runs its...
by Jim Cheney
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The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Scams at the Thai-Cambodian Border at Poipet

Of all the border crossings in Asia, I doubt there are any more notorious and scam ridden than the one between Thailand and Cambodia. At the Thai-Cambodian border crossing between Aranyaprathet, Thailand, and Poipet, Cambodia, ...
by Jim Cheney
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