Asia Archives - Page 14 of 26 - My Family Travels
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Infamous Party Town In Laos Faces Government Crack Down

In August 2012, the Lao government shut down more than 20 bars along the Nam Song River, sending the message to thrill-seeking tourists that the party may be ending soon in Vang Vieng....

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Istanbul Family-Friendly Hotels And Restaurants

In the past decade, tourism to Istanbul, Turkey has increased significantly, with families from around the world crowding its hotels and restaurants. The year 2011 saw more than 31.3 million...

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Family Cruising in Turkey and the Greek Islands

I have just returned from a two week cruise in the south of Turkey, spending time on board a gulet rented out to me from TurkYacht boating company. It was an amazing opportunity for me and my family...

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We Sang of the Monsoon

As I pushed back in discomfort, to stretch my legs, I could feel the grinding of the metal on the granite floor. It was last period, history, the sun was blazing, and the mercury...

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Kirei

I tell my high school students that when I first came to Japan, I felt like a fish. Why would Emily Sensei feel...

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Water[melon] for Elephants

The rough, wrinkly trunk wraps itself around the hunk of squash I hold in my outstretched hand...then promptly tosses it away, reaching out again expectantly for another snack. "She's...

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Giving What You Can

I began digging into the soil with my shovel. Not being able to plunge too deep, I carefully sifted through the debris and inch-by-inch I made my way into the destroyed park. Glass shards, wood chunks,...

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Time and Travel – East Asia

Time is an interesting construct. It can seem to drag for eternity (and what is eternity?) or it can zoom by before you have a chance to realize that it happened at all. Long time or short time. Is...

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Neredesen, Margaret…Where are you?

Life as an exchange student opens up doors to many curiousities. During my summer in Istanbul, Turkey on a full government scholarship for Turkish language study, I did a lot of thinking about the location...

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