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    Myanmar (Burma)

    Itinerary: Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Taung Kalat – Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Yangon It is the largest country in south-east Asia (slightly larger than France), but also the least visited country. Many people know it as Burma, but the country has been officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 1989. Myanmar has…

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    Laos & Cambodia

    Itinerary: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw – Muang Ngoi – Vientiane – Siem Reap – the Temples of Angkor – Tongle Sap Lake – Phnom Penh – Choeung Ek Luang Prabang It is 5 p.m. local time when I check in at my guesthouse in the center of Luang Prabang, on the banks of the Mekong River. I’ve been on…

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    Indonesia

    Itinerary: Yogyakarta – Candi Borobodur – Candirejo – Candi Prambanan – Solo – Tanwangmangu – Malang – Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Kalibaru – Ketapang – Gunung Iljen – Lovina – Gitgit waterfall – Pura Ulun Danu – Ubud – Gunung Kawi – Pura Taman Ayun – Jatiluwih rice terraces – Gunung Batur – Senggigi – Gunung Rinjani –…

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    South Korea

    Itinerary: Gyeongju – Daegu – Haeinsa – Seoul – DMZ From Japan to South Korea After spending almost three weeks in Japan, I am staying in the region for another week. A week that I will spend in South Korea. South Korea is officially called the Republic of Korea, but the Koreans themselves call their country Hanguk. I will stick…

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    Japan

    Itinerary: Tokyo – Nikko – Kamakura – Hakone – Tsumago – Kyoto – Nara – Koya-San – Osaka – Himeiji – Hiroshima – Miyajima – Kumamoto – Mount Aso – Nagasaki Tokyo Off to the land of the rising sun! Japan, or Nihon as the inhabitants call their country, is a ten-hour flight from the Netherlands. The country is made…

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    India

    Itinerary: Delhi – Mandawa – Fatehpour – Bikaner – Deshnok – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Varanasi Delhi Our seven-hour flight to India departs around noon on a Saturday in November. After bridging a time difference of four and a half hours, we land at 11:45 p.m. local…

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    China

    Itinerary: Beijing – the Great Wall – Pingyao – Xi’an – Chengdu – Leshan – Lijiang – Shangri-La – Sóngzánlin – Dali – Shilin – Ping’An – Longji rice terraces – Yangshuo – Xingping – Shanghai Beijing For the next four weeks I will be reporting from one of the largest countries in the world: the People’s Republic of China.…

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    Vietnam

    Itinerary: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hué – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta Hanoi It’s a cold, foggy January morning when I leave from home for a three week journey inthe socialist republic of Vietnam (Viet Nam, as it is spelled by the Vietnamese themselves). I have a stopover in Hong Kong, where I arrive after…

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    Hong Kong

    On my way to Vietnam, where I will be traveling for about three weeks, I have a stopover in Hong Kong. I have just under ten hours before my flight to Hanoi departs, just enough to spend a day in this metropolis. Kind of a bonus to my Vietnam trip. The flight to Hong Kong is long, about eleven hours.…