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Top Sites in Historic Melaka, Malaysia

On the western side of the Malay Peninsula, the historic and storied city of Melaka (Malacca) is just a few hours drive from both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The city is a fascinating jumble of history; Chinese temples, Malay palaces, Portuguese churches, and Dutch colonial administrative buildings all vie for attention, giving the history lover plenty to see and do in this old city on the Straits.

Three Visa Run Destinations from Bangkok

Any long-term expat in Thailand knows of the dreaded ninety-day "visa run". Every three months, depending on the visa classification, an expat must either report to the local government office to "check in", or leave the country and re-enter on a fresh visa. This can get tedious and dull, but it doesn't have to be. Make a weekend getaway out of your visa run and visit one of the three best visa run destinations that are cheap and easy to visit from Bangkok.

Teaching English in Thailand BOOK

"Teaching English in Thailand" offers advice for new and prospective English teachers in Thailand. From obtaining the proper visas and work permits to what you should expect in a typical Thai classroom, this book seeks to offer a brief overview of the daily life and experiences of a new teacher.

Top 5 Sights around UBUD, BALI

Bali, Indonesia's most famous island, is well-known for its beautiful beaches. But there's a lot more to do than swim and surf, especially if you venture inland to the beautiful town of Ubud. Located amongst rice paddies, dramatic hills, and verdant forests, Ubud is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and is full of wonderful and unique sights to visit.

Top 5 Temples to Visit in Bangkok

For a taste of the spiritual in the sprawling chaos that is Bangkok, most visitors to Thailand plan to visit at least a few Buddhist temples. The Thai capital has literally thousands of temples, from large royal-grade wats  to small neighborhood shrines. Here's a list of the top five temples to visit when you are in Bangkok, Thailand.