It’s been a very long time since I highlighted other travel web sites and blogs on this journal, but a request last week reminded me there are a few web sites that I find deliver consistent quality, that I have yet to mention. The following sites are ones I follow on Twitter or elsewhere and tend to find most posts quite interesting, even if they aren’t about Southeast Asia:
Although we don’t share exactly the same tastes in foods, I have to say that Robyn Eckhardt, the author of EatingAsia, is the one person I consider a true expert in Asian food – “real” Asian food; the kind you find on the street in almost every city in the region. And, thanks to her partner, photographer David Hagerman, the web site is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
Robyn also runs “Food Walks” exploring the street foods of Penang, where she and David have settled. I haven’t had a chance to take one myself, but everyone I know who has raves about them. If you’re in Penang, definitely put this on your list.
- The Mad Traveler
I’ve met Kevin Revolinski several times during his visits to Bangkok, and “mad” – in the slightly off kilter meaning of the word – is one word that seems to describe him. His web site recounts tales from his travels, which continue to take him almost everywhere, especially in Asia. Also, if you want to know where to get a good beer in Wisconsin, Kevin is your man.
- World So Small
Tom Barett is a young Thai/British photographer who travels and manages to post some great photos along with some rather interesting commentary. He gets to some very off-the-beaten-track places that most tourists never see, like his recent visit to a Buddha casting foundry. If you’re looking for some out of the way ideas for places to visit, check out World So Small.