Smiling Albino’s monthly roundup of Southeast Asia’s travel news and company updates. This month’s focus is on people and preparations for the high season.
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, […]
Doing the Impossible Until a cool and overcast Thursday in Oxfordshire, England, it was considered impossible for an athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. Sportsmen had been trying for decades to break the time barrier and some medical professionals of the day declared it an unreachable milestone. On May 6th, 1954, the […]
After 14 years running Smiling Albino, we don’t think it’s a stretch to say that we know Asia pretty well. From Thailand’s beaches to Nepal’s peaks to Vietnam’s jungles to Cambodia’s back alleys, we’ve explored, led, written, filmed, eaten and made friends in nearly every type of place you can think of. And had fun, […]