Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up

Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up Myanmar is a land that’s been essentially cut off from the world for the better part of five decades. Over the past few years, much has been written about its first official steps into the 21st century as the military slowly (sloooowly) loosens control on media, politics, […]

Explore Myanmar with Smiling Albino Founder Dan Fraser: New 2014

All that glitters, Asia’s Golden Land: Magnificent temples, remote villages, historic journeys, Colonial hill stations, stupas glittering gold, thousands of Pagodas, leg rowers and smiling faces… Background Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, holds great mystery, beauty and legend. From Himalayan Mountains in the north, to stunning ancient temples, enchanting lakes and soulful people, […]

Culture vs Adventure: The Difference Between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai

Culture vs Adventure: The Difference Between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai The one thing that makes northern Thailand such a great destination for such a wide variety of travelers is that it offers a perfect mix of ancient culture and awesome outdoor adventure. There are lots of amazing destinations in this region to check out, […]

5 Unsuspecting Treasures in Asia

Asia is full of unique experiences, festivals, cultures and historical sites that it is difficult to pick which countries to visit and what sights to see. We’ll attempt to select our  Smiling Albino five unsuspecting treasure travel spots, in the part of the world that we call home. We’ve had 15 years to explore and discover the mystical […]