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Book cover for Antonio Graceffo's upcoming book, Warrior Odyssey.

A Warrior's Odyssey - Interview with Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Antonio Graceffo's eagerly anticipated new book, Warrior Odyssey, covers the beginning of his trek throughout Asia. Commencing from 2001, his quest for adventure has developed into a journey of...

Destinations: Malaysia | Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Literature | Traditions | Culture | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture
The newlywed's wedding bed, in the home of the groom.

Water Dai Wedding in Xishuangbana

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

As is the Dai custom, a party has been sent out from the groom's village, consisting of the groom and his family, off to the bride's village, about 30 km to the north, to pick her up. Perhaps this...

Destinations: Kunming | China | Yunnan | Lancang River | Lijiang River | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Culture | Travel | Women & Travel | Traditions | Ecotourism
Antonio Graceffo (left) learns the Khmer martial art of Bokator under the watchful eyes of Master San Kim Saen in Phnom Penh.

Learning History and Culture Through Martial Arts

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

David Calleja talks with Antonio Graceffo, host of Martial Arts Odyssey, and leading Filipino kuntaw instructor, Grandmaster Frank Ayococho.

Destinations: Burma | Taiwan | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Martial Arts | People | Sports | Traditions
piebald feral, temple market Sangklaburi, Thailand

The dogs of Sanglaburi

John McMahon - dictater2 [261]

When a motor cycle plows into a dog on a dark road in the mountians of thailand I find myself cared for by a women I cant communicate with.

Destinations: Malaysia | United Arab Emirates | Burma | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Animals | Music | Traditions | Economy | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Architecture
Young Ahka Woman with traditional headdress

Photographic Documentary Project in Luang Namtha - Laos

Kees Sprengers - kees5 [193]

In November 2002, my wife Dorothy and I were spending a month in Laos to see if we could find something to do that would be both enjoyable as well as contribute to the country. I had a background in...

Destinations: Luang Namtha
Topics: Culture | Photography | People | Traditions
That Luang Temple

Monks, Baguettes & Shopping Too

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Though not often mentioned among Asia's top five must-visit cities, Vientiane should be high on any traveler's to-visit list . While the Laotian capital's days as a quiet backwater (visited chiefly by...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Economy | Culture | Religion | Traditions | Shopping | Ecotourism | Architecture
Down the Mekong with No Paddle

Down The Mekong with No Paddle

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

California John and I had bummed around Bangkok for a few days before realizing the city was a bad place for men trying to stay faithful to women back home. We decided to hop a sleeper bus into...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | People | Festivals | War & Conflict | For Kids | Traditions | Ecotourism
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