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Renovations to Saigon Cathedral

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral will carry out a massive two-year renovation project from 2017 – 2019 with the approval of the Ho Chi Minh’s municipal government. This is the first major refurbishment for the 137-year-old landmark, one of Saigon’s most famous tourist attractions. The restoration work will be conducted carefully to ...

Phnom Penh Street food

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Bangkok and Chiang Mai may have the richest street food in South East Asia, but Phnom Penh is finally making an effort to join the fray... [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7vLS_wi9Y&feature=youtu.be[/embed]

Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Reprinted from the Pandaw Blog 'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers...' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant of the Irrawaddy Flotilla*. And so it remains. I have been up a few rivers in my time and the ...

BEFORE THE FLOOD: Can the Bunong Culture Survive Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Published on Mongabay, 27 January 2017: Story and photo by Luc Forsyth Divided by promises of compensation, ethnic minority villages in northeastern Cambodia face relocation for a hydropower dam.When completed, the Lower Sesan II dam will inundate 36,000 hectares (89,000 acres) of forest and force 5,000 people to relocate, activists say. The ...

Cycling in Burma

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Step back in time and be mesmerized by spirituality and pace of life of modern day Burma. From temple hopping, exploring the countryside, and discovering the coastline, touring Burma by bike is one of the best ways to experience this truly unique destination. * * * * * 14 Day, 13 Night Burma Adventure. Guaranteed departures ...

Angkor Wat walkthrough with Vina

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

A walk through the amazing Angkor Wat with my friend, Vina. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwrTcpWd6Q[/embed]

50% off Mekong River Cruise, Jan 17

Friday, November 11th, 2016



50 Things to Do in Bangkok Part 2: Night time

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JP-d2qgTGI[/embed] Visit the Symbiosis Custom Travel website for ideas on how to plan your visit to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.

50 Things to Do in Bangkok

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw8pSvV6vwI[/embed] Visit the Symbiosis Custom Travel website for ideas on how to plan your visit to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.

Late Availability Cycling Adventures in Asia

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

In need of a getaway? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart. Get rolling and join a group today! AUGUST Bicycling Bangkok to Phuket Ride along the Gulf of Thailand and see some of the best coastal scenery in Thailand! Rest in resorts, eat fabulous seafood, go ...

Manta Ray Fest, August 2016, Yap – special prices

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

To celebrate this year’s Manta Fest Event that takes place from 27 August to 11 September - right in the middle of Manta Ray Bay’s 30th Anniversary Year - We are delighted to be able offer a 20% discount across the board on all Hotel/Dive-packages* at Manta Ray Bay, Yap. Where ...

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Monday, November 24th, 2014

To those of you in the UK, please watch this - Pailinesque travelogue with lots of useful, insightful knowledge about the wonderful Mekong River and the dangers it faces from over exploitation. Watch on iPlayer

Ancient mummy in West Papua

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3401" align="alignright" width="660"] Age of modernity: highland men dressed in kotekas display what is said to be a 371-year-old mummy outside of Wamena. Photo: Joanna Mayhew[/caption]Despite their inaccessibility and lack of infrastructure, Indonesia’s remote Papuan highlands have begun to feel the claws of development, leaving the area’s youth at ...

Top 50 Philippine cities to see in your lifetime

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3355" align="alignright" width="660"] Daraga Church with active volcano, Mount Mayon, in the background[/caption]The Philippines has a rich and colourful culture. If you're creating a bucket list of places across the Philippines’ 7107 islands to visit, Ivan About Town’s list of 50 cities (and towns), each with a rich history, ...

Mount Hagen Show, PNG, Aug 2014

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Spaces are running out on this year's Mt. Hagen "Sing Sing" Cultural Show tours in Papua New Guinea. The Mt Hagen Show will be held on the weekend of 16th & 17th August 2014. We have 4 tour variations or 10 to 12 days duration to coincide with this highly colourful ...