The Present Perfect

Expectations: the funny thing about them is the less you have, the more likely you are to be pleasantly surprised. This was certainly the case with my visit to Phnom Penh....

Visiting one of the floating markets in Vietnam was one of the things I knew I wanted to do on my travels in Southeast Asia (perhaps the only thing I had...

In the last seven weeks of traveling through Southeast Asia I’ve learned that one of the best ways to get to know a culture is through its street food. By eating...

What else can I say about Hoi An other than it’s just so darn cute? I mean, it really is cuter than cute. Perhaps a bit too much so. The center...

Huế (pronounced hway–not hue, as in a gradation of colors, as I so gracefully referred to it when inquiring to the hotel receptionist in Hanoi about the train. Oops.) is a small city...

Or so my Lonely Planet poetically described the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. In the back of of the taxi, fresh off the plane from clean, orderly, and cosmopolitan Singapore, I...

I discovered on my visit to Singapore that it’s a pretty colorful pace–literally and figuratively. At times it was even a rainbow of colors. Check it out.

I was really excited for the Singapore leg of my trip for two reasons. First, my friend Erin is obsessed with Singapore having been there several times to visit her parents...

I went to Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it’s known, without much expectation. The strongest association that I had with the city was seeing it on the Amazing Race many years...

While traveling through Malaysia I started noticing that a lot of the words I saw on buildings and signs looked suspiciously like English, but with the accent already built in. Here...