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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Best part of the day - petting a four-month old tiger cub

As our tour bus drew nearer the Tiger Temple, our guide briefed us on the do’s and dont’s of interacting with the big cats. “Any necklaces must be removed. Red clothing...

Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi Thailand

Like most people who have seen the 1957 film, any mention of the famous Bridge on the River Kwai conjures up images of leech-ridden swamps; a relentless, searing sun; and sweat-drenched...

Buying sticky rice and mangoes from a boat vendor at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market near Bangkok

The aroma of rich coconut milk and sweet, juicy mangoes stopped me in my tracks; someone at the Damnoen Saduak floating market was whipping up my favorite Thai dessert. Sniffing the...

Erawan Shrine in Bangkok Thailand

The Erawan Shrine in Bangkok beckoned me. Following its siren song, I hopped on the Sky Train, which whisked me to Chitlom station in a matter of minutes. I stepped to...

Pedestrians on the Sky Train (BTS) elevated walkway at Bangkok's Siam Square

I’ve always loved the Humpty Dumpty sidewalks and gaping sewer holes in Bangkok. The rat’s nest of electrical wires atop telephone poles, tuk-tuks belching black smoke, and motorbikes clogging the broad...

Volunteer drumming program in Pokhara Nepal

The dangerously handsome man sitting at an adjacent table in the Pokhara coffee shop nodded as I wrapped up my interview with two young girls who’s had an abhorrent experience with...