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Journeys Within Named Official Travel Partner for Cambodia’s ChubMet Music & Art Festival 2017!

By Anna Baldwin

The team at Journeys Within are delighted to have been named the official travel partner for the ChubMet Music & Art Festival in 2017, highlighting the strengthening connection between the tour company and the creative communities in Cambodia. The ChubMet Music & Art Festival brings together an exciting blend of popular Cambodian and international artists performing live in Siem Reap. The festival kicks off on 17th February with the opening carnival to be held in the popular Kandal Village and offers a range of superb and varying performances throughout the program. And the grand finale, taking place at the stunning Jaya House RiverPark on 2nd March, sees none other than the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joss Stone performing as part of her Total World Tour!… CONTINUE READING »

Journeys Within partner Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai introduces “Explorer’s Lodge”

The Explorer’s Lodge – Photo Credit: The Four Seasons

We love working with the Four Seasons Tented Camp and with this new addition we are even more excited to offer our guests the Four Seasons experience!

The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai, already a leader in the glamping world, has announced a new two-bedroom option – The Explorer’s Lodge.  This luxury tent was designed to accommodate four people, but can accommodate up to six with the addition of extra beds.  The Lodge features one king-sized bed (which can also be exchanged for twin beds), two single beds, an en suite bathroom in each room, and a large deck with a plunge pool.… CONTINUE READING »

Ko Ni’s Funeral – Updates from the Ground

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon – Photo Credit: Karen Brunings

By Nicole Long

This past Sunday, January 29th, top legal advisor to Myanmar’s ruling party of Aung San Suu Kii’s National League for Democracy (NLD), Ko Ni was shot outside Yangon’s international airport. Ko Ni was a revered lawyer and served as a constitutional expert and advisor to the NLD.  He had been working on amendments that would further challenge the role of the military and its 2008 constitution.  He was well-respected for his work for the NLD and as a prominent Muslim in a predominantly Buddhist nation.

This Monday, 24 hours after his tragic death, an estimated 100,000 mourners, including family members, lawyers, NLD activists and members of the diplomatic corps, attended his funeral in Yangon.… CONTINUE READING »

Visiting the Grand Palace

As several months have passed since King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away, we wanted to give our travelers an update on what they can expect when visiting the Grand Palace.

Travelers visiting the Grand Palace – Photo Credit: Courtney Ridgel

When King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away in October, official mourning was declared, meaning that:

For the first 30 Days:  A month of Deep Mourning was required for all Thai people.  All public buildings were required to display the king’s photo and many created small memorials to him.  Many public billboards displayed photos of the King and black and white drapes could be seen throughout Bangkok and Chiang Mai. … CONTINUE READING »

Vegan-friendly Dining in Southeast Asia

Vegans Rejoice!  Chiang Mai, Saigon and Bangkok have been named among the top ten Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia by PETA.  After seeing the article, we sent our team out to see if we agreed.   We asked our team about their favorite vegan meals and where to go:

Travelers can find a variety of fresh vegan dishes in Southeast Asia – Photo credit: Michelle & Khoa Nguyen

Joy & Chris, Thailand: “Our favorite vegan dishes are stir-fried mixed vegetables, Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with spicy sauce, Vegetarian Pad Thai with Tofu (ask for no egg and no meat), and Vegetarian Som Tam.  You can find these delicious local dishes almost anywhere!”

Lotus Rice (Com Sen) – rice and vegetables with cooked lotus seeds – Photo credit: Michelle & Khoa Nguyen

Michelle & Khoa, Southern Vietnam:   “The Loving Hut is a great place! … CONTINUE READING »