Best Destinations in Southeast Asia

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Hoi An Boat

Southeast Asia is filled with so many top-notch travel destinations that it’s hard to see them all. Luckily, I gathered insights from travel bloggers across the web about their favorite destinations in Southeast Asia. Mount Bromo, Indonesia Helen McClure (ExpatExplorers.org) Helen McClure is no stranger to travel. After living in Dubai, she currently resides in Singapore

Stuff White People Like: Ubud (Bali) Edition

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White People in Bali

Bali as a whole is great for your traditional white person. But Ubud, located in a more central part of the Bali island, is basically every white person’s paradise. From jewelry classes to raw juice bars, Ubud has many appealing factors for white people. Inspired by the popular website-turned-book Stuff White People Like, I decided a

Touring Yogyakarta’s 3 Main Attractions in just 10 hours

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Standing at the Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia’s largest cities and tourist attractions. Unlike urbanized Jakarta, the city does not have massive skyscrapers or problematic congestion. In fact, Yogyakarta’s city center is small and quaint. Pedicabs line the streets. Shops are small. And there are only a handful of Western chains. If in search of latest fashion trends

Quick Guide to Malls in Jakarta

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Selamat Datang Monument roundabout

Love them or hate them, if you find yourself spending time in Jakarta you will inevitably make your way to a mall at some point. Even on days I assured myself I would not step foot into a mall, I always managed to make it to one. Somehow. Malls in Jakarta are like little communities.

Photo Journal: Weekend in Yogyakarta

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Yogyakarta Borobudur Temple

After seeing Yogyakarta included in the New York Times list of the “52 Places to Go in 2014,” I knew I had to check it out. Going in without any real expectations (aside from it apparently being a “must-see”), I have to say I left satisfied. It is hard to compare Yogyakarta (or as Indonesian’s

Review: Kosenda Hotel (Jakarta)

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Kosenda Hotel Awan Lounge

I don’t typically do hotel reviews. Actually, never. But I had to say something about the Kosenda Hotel. The place is small, as are the rooms. But also quite chic. So chic I just had to write about it. Background to the stay So far my trip in Jakarta had been anything but pretty. Plans kept

Emerging retirement destinations in Southeast Asia

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Cebu City, Philippines

Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated approximately 100,000 people retired to Asia from other countries. While nations in the region differ, most have specific locations that are attracting those seeking a more unconventional path to old age. Southeast Asia