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#53 – The Fatty – Malacca, Malaysia (Part 1)

The next World Heritage City I visited was Malacca (known as in the West, and spelled Melaka in Malaysian).  The first time around Malaysia I had only briefly considered a stop here as my research fell short of producing anything

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#38 – Luang Prabang, Laos (Part 2)

 The city of Luang Prabang had a very charming and eclectic set of cultural and architectural influences that was very beautiful and easy on the eyes.  A diverse mix of French, Thai, Vietnamese and some Chinese influences all over the

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#37 – Luang Prabang, Laos (Part 1)

Coming from the north of Thailand, my initial plan was to actually take a bus from Chiang Rai over the border all the way to Luang Prabang.  In the end, Mandy, Jack and James were enough to convince me to

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#22 – Angkor – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat. Constructed by The Khmer King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat was considered as one of the largest religious Hindu temples in the world.  It is also estimated as the largest sandstone and laterite temple in the world.  Approximately 300,000

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#14 – Halong Bay, Vietnam (Part 4)

 Finally, I reached the last leg of my Vietnam trip.  I got to visit another UNESCO World Heritage destination, Halong Bay.

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#13 – Hoi An, Vietnam (Part 3)

Hoi An acheived UNESCO Culture and Heritage status in 1999 and since then, gained a massive tourist influx while at the same time losing a lot of it’s flair due to the town’s tourist makeover.  However, it still deserved a

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