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What a Blind Masseur, Elder Crossbow Maker, and Deaf Server Taught Me About Competitive Advantage

I remember the collective cringing and suppressed giggling in my seventh grade Spanish classroom when we learned our textbook’s word for “disabled”–minusválido. All it took was using the…Read More

Iron Pencil Sketching - Bunhak and guests

Angkorian artist reborn in the backstreets

Besides its small-town charm, Siem Reap has a rich artistic and cultural heritage, evident from the beautiful carvings and architecture of the Angkor temples and…Read More

An Artist Stays Put While His Entire Generation Migrates

The broader story of migrant workers from Nepal will almost invariably cover one of two narratives: its financial benefits to a nation in economic doldrums…Read More

From hookups to gatecrashing private parties: 9 Exciting travel apps you must try!

No matter what shade of traveller you are, you could be seasoned backpacker getting by with 2 pairs of underwear and a t-shirt or a…Read More

Phan: Master Blacksmith turned superhost at Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang

With a slight hunch and a shy smile, Mr Phan does not look like your usual blacksmith with buff muscles and an intimidating presence. Yet,…Read More

The Best Ways to see Halong Bay

The quintessential picture of Halong Bay will inevitably include a sailing junk, the likes of which dot the entire bay at all times during the…Read More

5 National Geographic Documentaries we would love to see in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world, even with just 10 member states and 2 observers, there are hundreds…Read More

An Artist Stays Put While His Entire Generation Migrates

The broader story of migrant workers from Nepal will almost invariably cover one of two narratives: its financial benefits to a nation in economic doldrums…Read More

5 Times Lonely Planet saved my life (Part III – Final)

As the mobile internet revolution reaches a feverish pace and entire ecosystems are disrupted, travelers are moving online and ditching their guidebooks. Here’s an account…Read More

From hookups to gatecrashing private parties: 9 Exciting travel apps you must try!

No matter what shade of traveller you are, you could be seasoned backpacker getting by with 2 pairs of underwear and a t-shirt or a…Read More

Phan: Master Blacksmith turned superhost at Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang

With a slight hunch and a shy smile, Mr Phan does not look like your usual blacksmith with buff muscles and an intimidating presence. Yet,…Read More

Cuisine spawned by the Khmer Rouge: Must-try local delicacies in Siem Reap today

At Backstreet Academy, we can’t get enough of the local Cambodian food. Our love affair with the cuisine have manifested into a popular cooking class and a street…Read More

5.5 foods in Hanoi that will send chills down your spine

Before I start here you have to know that I fit into every possible synonym of faint-hearted when it comes to eating all foods exotic….Read More

5 Times Lonely Planet saved my life (Part 2 – The undefeated Black Fort)

Part II to the series dedicated to Lonely Planet for saving my arse continues in India, where we typically need more saving than usual, especially…Read More

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