Travels

North Korean Dining in Laos

Dining at the North Korean ‘Pyongyang Restaurant’ in Laos

Vang Vieng is a river-side town in central Laos, that serves as a rest stop for tourists crossing overland from the capital Vientiane to the northern city of Luang Prabang. Scenic backdrops, an abundance of water sports, raunchy free-flow parties — it’s got everything you’d expect from a tropical tourism destination; well, everything except a …

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Dhaka: Deep Dive into the “Unlivable” City

A symphony of horns beeping, feverish motorcycles and rickshaws dashing by, and political posters of every color and size pasted onto the surfaces of public space- Dhaka can be described as an intense visual, auditory, and sensory experience. After surviving multiple cases where a rampant bus missed my ride by mere inches, squeezing my way …

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Harsh Realities of Life Inside the Rohingya Refugee Camps of Cox’s Bazar

Heart beating, palms racing, I got into the back seat of the UN vehicle that was to take me inside the Rohingya Refugee Camps on the outskirts of Cox’s Bazar.Since learning about the violence committed against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state in 2016, and about the influx of Rohingya refugees to Cox’s Bazar in 2017, …

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