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Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Southeast Asia

Oct 20, 2020

4 mins read

While pundits continue to argue about what the extended travel bans mean in the long term for tourism, I believe it's safe to say that most destinations that were popular before the pandemic will, eventually, be popular again. That may leave some of you in a bit of a quandry: Do you really want to go where there are a lot of people, and therefore a higher risk?

Colonial Architecture of Southeast Asia

Oct 7, 2020

5 mins read

As a one-time architect, I have a deep interest in the built environment. While the colonial era — some might say “occupation” — when European powers held sway over much of Southeast Asia had a lot of negative aspects, the wedding-cake confections of the buildings it left behind are still fascinating, where they still exist.

The Top Five Ancient Temples of Southeast Asia

Sep 29, 2020

4 mins read

In reviewing my 20 years worth of content and photos for the rebuild of this site, I thought it might be a good idea to summarize my favorites in a single article, to give you some travel inspiration. In this first list, I've selected some of the most memorable historic sites.

Angkor Thom

3 mins read

Angkor Thom temple at Angkor Wat by the POSH Guide

Angkor Wat Temple

2 mins read

Angkor Wat temple at Angkor Wat by the POSH Guide

Angkor Wat Temples

7 mins read

There are more than 40 accessible sites in the Angkor Wat area. The following selections highlight the most interesting as well as the most commonly visited. If you need help sorting through it all, here's some very rudimentary advice: You must visit the temples of Angkor Wat and the Bayon, or you haven't even been to Angkor.

Cambodia Travel Guide

1 min read

Introduction to Cambodia by the POSH Guide.

Phnom Penh Shopping

2 mins read

Shopping in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by the POSH Guide

Phnom Penh Travel Guide

3 mins read

Recommended accommodations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by the POSH Guide.

Siem Reap Town

1 min read

The town of Siem Reap near Angkor Wat by the POSH Guide