December 24th: where to buy a machete, from Offbeat Thailand

December 24th: where to buy a machete, from Offbeat Thailand

(This is an excerpt from my newest book, Offbeat Thailand. More on that in a minute.) Ayutthaya sword village: Buy a machete at wholesale prices 84/4 Moo 3 Tachang, Nakornluang, Ayutthaya, 13260 (GPS: 14.50167,100.65150) Admission: free. Hours: best visited from...
December 23rd: a weird plastic surgery museum, from Offbeat Korea

December 23rd: a weird plastic surgery museum, from Offbeat Korea

BK Plastic Surgery Museum Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon-dong, 1-2 (2nd floor) BK 성형외과박물관 – 서울특별시 강남구 논현동 1-2 2층 (GPS: 37.516090, 127.020452) Admission: free. Open 9am-7pm Monday-Thursday (until 9pm on Friday), 9am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-2pm on Sundays and holidays. More...
December 17th: the Pak Ou Caves, from 5 Days in Laos

December 17th: the Pak Ou Caves, from 5 Days in Laos

(This is an excerpt from my newest book, 5 Days in Laos. More on that in a minute.) Pak Ou caves Unnamed dirt road about 7 kilometers from route 13, northeast of Luang Prabang (GPS: 20.04867,102.21050) Admission: 20,000 kip (add 13,000 kip for the round-trip ferry...