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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 Backstreet Guide to the best bars in Siem Reap

1. Miss Wong’s Easily the most atmospheric and seductive bar in Siem Reap, Miss Wong has tastefully managed to pull of a delicate 1920s vintage Shanghai decor…Read More

The Backstreet Guide to 6 of the Best Coffee in Phnom Penh

1.) Brown Cafe The undisputed home-grown heroes of the local coffee scene, Brown Coffee has been blazing trails since it was set up a little over…Read More

5 times Lonely Planet saved my life (Part I)

1) Cautionary notes on Indian Trains I don’t think there’s anything quite like the Indian Trains, and if you try to take it without knowing…Read More

Wondering what to do in Hanoi? Here are 5 offbeat travel experiences you have to do!

Finding out what to do in Hanoi is the easy part, but figuring out which activities to partake in given your time limitations is the…Read More

A Backstreet Guide to the Best Bars in Hanoi

Oft times comparisons are drawn between the nightlife in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, and there seems to be an overwhelming consensus among travel writers…Read More

A Backstreet Guide to the Best Bars in Kathmandu

One wouldn’t exactly visit Kathmandu for her night-life, but this in no way implies that Kathmandu isn’t without some super cool bars. Anything from establishments…Read More

A Backstreet Guide to the 5 best cafes and coffee in Siem Reap

1. Sister Srey Cafe This hip cafe by the riverfront introduces a hint of the Melbourne cafe vibe in tropical Siem Reap, nudging the landscape of…Read More

7 must try foods in Luang Prabang

Staying in Luang Prabang for 3-4 months, there’s little more to indulge in other than food. You’d have visited all the waterfalls and seen (and…Read More

A Backstreet Guide to the best bars in Phnom Penh

Phnom  Penh has more than its fair share of bars to accommodate every preference. There is also tremendous movement and transformation of the bar culture,…Read More

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