Explore Lat Mayom Floating Market

Did you know that not too long ago, Bangkok was known as the Venice of the East? Thailand’s canal culture still lives on today in the country’s array of floating markets.

Christmas in Asia

christmas in bangkok

Christmas in Asia: festive carols, snoopy and record-setting elf gatherings

Four Great Pho Joints in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Four Great Pho Joints in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) There are few Asian foods with identities as closely tied to their home country than Pho, the Vietnamese national dish made with rice noodles, meat, and broth seasoned with various types of herbs and spices. Not bad for a dish that only originated in the […]

The low-down on Bangkok’s floating markets

In your research for Thailand, you may have come across an anecdote calling Bangkok the Venice of the East. Well, that was once true, but not so much anymore. Back in the day, Bangkok was veined with canals (called khlongs in Thai) and boats were the primary means of getting around. But over the past […]