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Posts Tagged ‘Wat Phou’
 

 
Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is Getting “Off-The-Beaten-Path” Overrated?

If you read nearly any travel blog out there, they will tell you about all their experiences “getting off-the-beaten-path”. They will regale you with stories of cities where they were the first foreigner to visit in...
by Jim Cheney
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Located in the capital of Vientiane, Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos.

Laos: The Perfect Destination for Budget Travelers

There’s something special about Laos. Despite being the most bombed country per capita in history, the people of this often-overlooked country are full of smiles and eager to greet travelers to their beautiful country. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: May 18, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomad...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
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