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Myanmar Traveler Review: "Don't worry, you'll be well taken care of!"

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We had a great time planning a custom cultural adventure to Myanmar for Jan and Kenneth and I was happy to hear they loved their activities, guides, and their accommodations! Jan's favorite part of the trip was the visit to the elephant sanctuary in Kalaw, where you get to interact with elephants who are retired from the logging industry.The sanctu...
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Kayaking through Rural Myanmar

Hpa An
One of the best ways to get off the beaten path in SE Asia is to hop in a kayak! Much of local life in Asia revolves around water, so floating through the countryside is a great way to experience rural life and see some spectacular scenery. Leaving the city of Yangon behind to explore little known areas in Myanmar,  like Kayin State,...
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Haber Family Journey Through Thailand and Cambodia - Guest Review

Haber Family Journey Through Thailand and Cambodia - Guest Review
The Haber family traveled to Thailand and Cambodia with us in December. They asked us to help plan a trip centered around one very important event - a wedding! Jon's brother was getting married in the town of Khon Kaen and they wanted to explore the region before the big day. We had some big shoes to fill and while the wedding was certainly the highlight it sounds like the day with elephants wasn't too far behind :) Here's what they had to say about their trip: What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why? We enjoyed so many parts of the trip. The cooking class in Chaing Mai was excellent, definitely a favorite part of the trip. The day at the Baanchang Elephant Park was wonderful. Spending a day on motorcycles in Cambodia driving through the jungle was incredible. Seeing all of the ancient temples were amazing, though...
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Happy New Year from Siem Reap!

Happy New Year from Siem Reap!
The Doehring family just returned from a Southeast Asia adventure that started in 2015 and spanned Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They didn't even return to the states until 2016 :) Starting in Northern Vietnam the Doehrings explored the countryside by bike, Halong Bay by boat, and Hanoi by street food vendor (the best way to do it!) After Vietnam, they jetted over to Luang Prabang in Laos where they learned about rice production and spent 2 full days living and interacting with elephants at the Elephant Conservation Center .  Paul says, " Luang Prabang is a beautiful city and one I could see myself living in. The architecture, the food, the people - everything was great!" Janet emebellished on the rice experience saying, "I'll never take rice for granted again!"  The Doehrings continued on to Southern Laos and explored the 4,000 islands. It's a  quick hop from there to Cambodia where...
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Wild Cambodian Sticky Rice Recipe

Wild Cambodian Sticky Rice Recipe
For many years now I’ve been a lover of sticky rice, but on a recent trip to Cambodia I experienced a new take on this delicious dessert. In the streets of a very small and remote town, a man hovered over a large fire meticulously rotating stuffed banana leaves. Our guide handed the man some coins and two very charred pouches were handed over, still steaming hot from the fire. Inside I found a perfectly crisp, golden brown lump of sticky rice. I was amazed and inspired by the taste and texture of this treat and decided I needed to find a way to make it at home. The ingredients and supplies needed for this sticky rice are as follows: 1 C Thai Glutinous Rice 1 C Canned Coconut Milk 1/3 C Organic Sugar 1 Bag Frozen Banana Leaves Toothpicks Aluminum Foil You will also need either a rice steamer or...
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Jonathan Burnham
Thanks for sharing this awesome and delicious recipe Stephanie! This was one of my favorite flavors from Cambodia.
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 13:29
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