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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Sand crab hole on Takiab Beach in Hua Hin, Thailand

One afternoon in Hua Hin, I strolled down Takiab Beach at low tide. All around me, vacationers were enjoying the sunshine. A woman galloped by on horseback, kicking up the pristine...

A trio of giant Buddhas in lotsu pose

In the 1920’s, shortly after World War I, the Southern Railway was constructed in Thailand, allowing people to travel overland from Bangkok to the Malaysian border. Almost immediately, the town of...

Exterior of Nern Chalet Beachfront Hotel with infinity pool

My visit to Cambodia was simultaneously intoxicating and exhausting. Each morning, rested and ready to tackle a new day in no-holds barred Phnom Penh, crumbling Battambang, or mind-boggling Angkor Wat, I...

Priest blesses worshipers by sprinkling them with holy water

I’m a sucker for Buddhist temples. The sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle¬†design differences from country to country fascinate me and the pagodas of Cambodia were no exception. In contrast to the lavish...

Breaking down car to let oncoming traffic pass on Bamboo Train near Battambang, Cambodia

Cigarette dangling from his mouth, our wiry Cambodian engineer yanked the starter rope on a small motor mounted to the rear of our open-air rail car. The engine sputtered momentarily, then...

Boat for sunset cruise on Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Once my traveling companion, Larry Bosco, and I had exhausted land-based attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, we turned to the water. Rivers are the lifeblood of Cambodia and Phnom Penh is...