My dad and I were so lucky to be in Siem Reap for the Khmer New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey. For three days Cambodian families are out in the streets wishing each other good luck for the new year, which usually falls on April 13th or 14th based on a lunar calendar.

While you don’t have to be a foodie to love this day in the colorful city of Kuala Lumpur, it does involve a lot of adventurous eating – though the meals are all balanced by quite a bit of walking (so no guilt about the food consumption)!

“Have you even been to Thailand if you haven’t been to a Full-Moon Party?” This was the question posed to me sometime around dawn, as the sun threatened to break the horizon, ushering away the moon and the last of the revelers on Haad Rin Beach. “I think so,” I said, swaying to the …

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