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Image Flashback 2011

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Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
A Sobering Reflection at Year's End



This is a meditative day


Make Packing for Your Flight a Breeze

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Mini beach, far offshore from Nha Trang beach, Vietnam
How can you say no to the tropical breeze at this time of the year?



I can not believe it is that time again. The year-end and New Year's holidays are fast approaching. But it can be so confusing for what personal belongings one who wants to bring before heading to the airports

Prasat Preah Vihear Area to be Demilitarized

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The Cambodian-Thai border dispute began in 2008 as the latest round of a century-long between the two involving the area surrounding the 11th-century temple (named Khao Phra Wihan in Sisaket Province, Thailand and/or Prasat Preah Vihear in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia)


Temple troops to be withdrawn

Soothing Blend of Colonial and Royal Thai

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I stayed at this finest hotel in Chiang Mai, now placed 7th on the "world best hotel" list of 2011 and it was the only hotel in Southeast Asia to figure among the top ten

Le Méridien Chiang Mai

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I stayed at this interesting themed city hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, twice in six years time. First time was during its pre-opening venue!

Vietnam Domestic Airfare to Hike Again

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Đà Nẵng Airport


National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said it will raise airfare for its domestic routes starting on December 15

Dry Winds Trigger Red-Flag Warning in L.A.

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The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Tuesday afternoon, and northeast winds are expected to reach 25 to 40 mph with the possibility of 60 mph gusts.

Japanese Influence in Taiwan

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Xin Beitou, Taiwan


A notable Japanese influence exists due to the period when Taiwan was under Japanese rule.