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Touring Rochinha, the largest favela in Rio

Touring Rochinha, the largest favela in Rio

Earlier this week, Brazilian troops and police raided Rochinha, the largest shantytown in Rio de Janeiro. When I visited Rio earlier this year, I did a tour of this shantytown (with a company) and it was the highlight of my time in Rio. We learned […]

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas was described by the many guidebooks I had consulted as a colonial fairyland. The city is indeed a colourful mosaic of colonial architecture but I have to admit that I found it a disappointment. To me, San Cristobal de las […]

Cambodia child merchants

Cambodia child merchants

Cambodia has more child merchants and beggars than any Southeast Asian country I’ve visited. In Thailand, I have not encountered a single one. In Laos, only on Wat Phussy in Luang Prabang and that was after they finished school. And in Vietnam, only the hilltribes […]

Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia was the Southeast Asian country I was most looking forward to visiting. In the end, I was very glad to have visited but also relieved to leave. Rural Cambodia is lovely while urban Cambodia is thought-provoking, depressing and angering. This is a country trying […]

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Everytime I hear the word Laos I think of a hilarious scene from King of The Hill. An Asian family has just moved next door to Hank Hill. He and his friends approach the family and the following ensues: Hank: So are you Chinese or […]