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

Female Education in Southeast Asia: INFOGRAPHIC

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Khmer girl in Cambodia

Take a look at the latest infographic measuring female education trends in Southeast Asia with particular emphasis on Cambodia and Laos. As you will see, most of the ASEAN nations perform quite well when it comes to education girls. The only exceptions are Cambodia and Laos. For both nations there are numerous roadblocks to education

Education for Girls in Southeast Asia

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Lao schoolgirls reading books

Compared to other parts of the world the education systems of Southeast Asia are quite efficient and effective. For the most part girls and boys nowadays share equal access to education facilities. Thus enrollment and literacy rates are comparable across genders. However out of the ten ASEAN countries there are two that lag behind considerably:

The thriving ecotourism industry in Laos

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Luang phabang

The small landlocked ASEAN nation of Laos is increasingly becoming popular with travelers. International arrivals in Laos soared 22 per cent in 2012, hitting a record 3.3 million visitors. Previously, the Laos National Tourism Administration (LNTA) predicted 2012 figures would only reach 2.3 million. Thus reality proved better than expected. LNTA has attributed several reasons

What is the deal with Laos?

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Seeing that I am visiting Vientiane soon, I should probably brush up on the often overlooked Southeast Asian country of Laos. (Officially referred to as “Lao PDR,” I found.) I know Laos is “communist.” But that is sort of where my knowledge (embarrassingly) ends. Where do I begin? Like any normal person, I take a look