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Visa Regulations



Do I need to take care of my visa before I travel? How long can I stay? How much does a visa cost? Here is an overview of visa regulations for Japan, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Find out witch is the most tourist friendly country when it comes to visa requirements.

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Things to know about Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital and largest city is located on the banks of the Mekong river. Not many cities have a history like Phnom Penh, making it an interesting stop on your itinerary nowadays. The buildings of a highschool were turned into the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 detention and torture center in the 1970’s. Today it houses the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide Crimes with exhibits and photographs. A short drive southwest of Phnom Penh are the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. More than 17,000 victims were killed and buried in mass grave.

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Things to know about Bangkok


Photo by: WanderingtheWorld

Officially known as the world’s hottest city, this steamy metropolitan is home to more than 10 million Bangkokians. If you look beyond the traffic jams and smog, Thailand’s capital has a lot to offer; from peaceful temples to vibrant night markets.Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

The Grand Palace is no longer used by the King and his family, still the apartments remain closed to the public as it is sometimes used for certain ceremonial occasions and to house visiting royalty from other countries. Wat Phra Kaew is a royal temple built within the Grand Palace compound and home to Thailand’s most sacred Buddha statue.

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Photo Journey Through Myanmar (Burma)

The following photos were taken during a 10-day journey through Myanmar (Burma). Get enchanted with this visual journey through Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and other magical places. Thanks to Alex, Conni and Florian.

The currency in Myamar – Kyat:
Even though the official exchange rate is about 7 Kyat for a US Dollar, the actual black market value of the Kyat is a lot less. The best rate we got was 930 Kyat for a US Dollar in Yangon but it went down to 750 Kyat along the journey (October/November 2010). Make sure you have dollar notes in near perfect condition otherwise they won’t get accepted!

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