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Mike Aquino
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Freelance writer, Southeast Asia travel geek
Freelance writer, Southeast Asia travel geek

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What #top10 things have I learned from a decade writing about #travel in the #Philippines?

Ten years on, the Philippines has not yet lost its ability to surprise me - find out what I've learned in a decade of covering my home country
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Pampanga food tour expert Mark Bryan Ocampo explains why this Philippines province underpins more of Filipino history than we think
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Different but same-same: meet 2 radically different #travel #startups working to bridge the accessibility gap in #Mekong #tourism @tourismmekong @thetatnews #mekongmoments #Vietnam

Different but same-same: meet 2 radically different travel startups working to bridge the accessibility gap in Mekong tourism
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From #reusable #straws to #digitalnomad #workations, these 2 #startups take on #MekongRegion’s #tourism #problems from 2 different directions! @tourismmekong @mekongmoments @thetatnews #mekongtourismforum @Bamboo_Lao

These two startups take two very different approaches to Mekong tourism - one fighting plastic waste in Laos, and another opening up Vietnam to digital nomads
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These #startups are taking on #MekongRegion's biggest #tourism #problems, with a little help from #investors! @tourismmekong #mekongmoments @thetatnews #mekongtourismforum #nakhonphanom

What does it take to solve the Mekong Region's tourism problems? As the Mekong Tourism Forum shows, a little technology... and a whole lot of heart.
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.@bottandco reveals the world's #top50 #foodie #capitals - and #Bangkok, #KualaLumpur and #Singapore make the list! (Why not #Penang?)

Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore make Bott & Co's top 50 foodie cities - but no space at all for Penang?
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Traveling #Myanmar on the cheap? #BusTravel is the way to go: safer, faster and more fun than you think! @tourismmm @myanmartm

Low-cost, surprisingly fast and rather fun (if you know what to expect), Myanmar bus travel is an essential travel experience through this former hermit kingdom
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I've learned how you can minimize the aggravation of dealing with tuk-tuk drivers in Siem Reap, Cambodia - and I'm passing my tips on to you!

I've learned how you can minimize the aggravation of dealing with tuk-tuk drivers in Siem Reap, Cambodia - and I'm passing my tips on to you!
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Six #Mekong-side countries talk tourism at the 2018 Mekong Tourism Forum in two weeks - want to know what's on the agenda? @tourismmekong @jensthraenhart #tourismmekong

Six nations bordering the mighty Mekong River talk tourism at the 2018 Mekong Tourism Forum - what's on the agenda at this one-week event?
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Hard drinking and visiting no-go areas, among others, may void your travel insurance - learn about the pitfalls before you go!

Travel insurance is a must-have for any trip to Southeast Asia – but even so, no travel insurance policy can cover everything. While most respectable policies will cover trip losses due to injuries or flight delays, coverage can only go so far. The…
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