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Capturing the Corpses, Lakes & Prisons of Hanoi, Vietnam
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Capturing the Corpses, Lakes & Prisons of Hanoi, Vietnam

Gorgeous lakes, Communist shrines, French-inspired colonial architecture and a sprawling modern city make Hanoi, Vietnam, a must-see city in Southeast Asia From the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Hanoi Hilton to the brand-new buildings of downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, the capital is alive with economic progress while maintaining strong ties to its roots. For all my travel blog posts on Vietnam: Click ...
Riding Motorbikes in Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Riding Motorbikes in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Meeting a friend from Israel in Vietnam? Time to take the bikes out for a proper ride in Halong Bay, Vietnam Halong Bay, Vietnam, is a top travel destination which draws tourists from all over the world to its lush limestone mountains which jut violently from the sea. What few realize is that a whole adventure waits for you just outside the city of Ha Long Bay itself. For all my travel blog posts on ...
Shooting Fire at the Da Nang Dragon Bridge
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Shooting Fire at the Da Nang Dragon Bridge

The Da Nang Dragon Bridge is a symbol of the resurgence of Central Vietnam both culturally and economically. The fire-breathing Da Nang Dragon Bridge is located in the heart of Danang and spans the length of the Han River a whopping 666 meters (2,185 ft). For all my travel blog posts on Vietnam: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from the Da Nang Dragon Bridge: Click Here "Cau Rong ...
The Incredibly Colorful Chua Buu Dai Son Chinese Temple of Da Nang
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The Incredibly Colorful Chua Buu Dai Son Chinese Temple of Da Nang

The city of Da Nang in central Vietnam has so much to offer travelers - whether that be backpackers, photographers or regular run-of-the-mill travelers. An afternoon drive along the beach brought me to the Vu Lan Bao Hieu - Chua Buu Dai Son Chinese Temple and I just had to snap some pics. Located along the beach just before the magnificent Son Tra Peninsula, the Chua Buu Dai Son is a colorful reminder to ...
Wild Motorbike Ride to the Peak of Monkey Mountain, Vietnam
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Wild Motorbike Ride to the Peak of Monkey Mountain, Vietnam

The Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang is one of the most picturesque places I've had the chance to travel to. Taking a motorbike up to the top of Monkey Mountain is a must for travelers passing through central Vietnam.  Monkey Mountain on the Son Tra Peninsula rises 850 meters (about 3,000 feet) above the city of Da Nang and makes for a perfect day trip for any adventurer (or photographer!) and has some of the ...
Biking to the Da Nang Lady Buddha of Son Tra, Vietnam
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Biking to the Da Nang Lady Buddha of Son Tra, Vietnam

The Da Nang Lady Buddha is missing from most guidebooks and travel sites but it is a must-see of central Vietnam.  Da Nang is best known for its Marble Mountains, close proximity to the Hoi Van Pass, Hoi An and Hue. The Da Nang Lady Buddha isn't at the top of the list for most travelers but really should be, standing at 67m tall and rivaling the Statue of Liberty in scale. For all my travel blog posts ...
A Rainy Day in Halong Bay, Vietnam
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A Rainy Day in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Few places in the world are as renowned for its incredible natural formations like the karst limestone mountains of Halong Bay, Vietnam The sheer size, scope and beauty of the natural rock formations of Halong Bay, Vietnam, first captured my imagination several years ago when I caught a glimpse  of them on a television program on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing is believing and it is truly one of ...
Koh Phangan’s Top Five Must-See Beaches
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Koh Phangan’s Top Five Must-See Beaches

Some of the best beaches in the world are located on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand Thailand is known for its world-class beaches and travel options. The beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan are world renowned for a reason and here is a list of my top five must-see beaches on the gulf island. For all my blog entries in Thailand, check out the blog: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from ...
Walking with Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Walking with Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Asian Elephants are some of the most amazing, graceful and gigantic creatures on Planet Earth. On a misty morning and up in the high mountains of northern Thailand, I found a herd of formerly-abused Asian Elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. The ensuing shenanigans made for possibly the most fun day of my two week-long northern Thailand/Laos trip. For all my blog entries in Thailand, check out ...
Charming Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand
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Charming Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the gems of Northern Thailand's dense jungle region The jungles of Northern Thailand are still a mysterious and wild place to visit, however a traveler can hang his hat in Chiang Mai while enjoying modern first-world comfort For all my blog entries in Thailand, check out the blog: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from Chiang Mai, Thailand: Click Here Chiang ...
A Morning with the Monks of Myanmar
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A Morning with the Monks of Myanmar

I recently had the opportunity to spend a morning with the monks of Myanmar and, as you would imagine, it was an unforgettable experience. Spending a morning with the monks of Myanmar is a must when traveling through the Golden Land. I headed near the Kabar Aye Pagoda for a morning walk with the monks. For all the high-resolution photos from this part of my journey: Click Here Well, it's good to ...
The Immaculate Rangoon War Cemetery
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The Immaculate Rangoon War Cemetery

Amidst the crowded streets and loud ruckus of day-to-day Yangon, the Rangoon War Cemetery is a welcome reprieve The Rangoon War Cemetery is a perfectly-kept grass rectangle hidden down a dark alley from small street food shops and local car repair joints. For more information from our Travel Guide on the Rangoon War Cemetary: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from the Rangoon War ...
Laos Photo Essay: Luang Prabang-Vang Vieng
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Laos Photo Essay: Luang Prabang-Vang Vieng

Traveling by "VIP" bus from northern to southern Laos through unpaved jungle roads and picturesque mountainous passes makes the perilous journey all the more pleasurable 170 kilometers (105 miles) is the pittance of a distance that separates the Laotian cities of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng. In Laos, however, that's a five-and-a-half hour journey. On the "new" highway. Our bus took off from Luang Prabang ...
Vang Vieng is Animal House in Laos
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Vang Vieng is Animal House in Laos

Jungle parties, rafting on the river, bars and restaurants all around... Vang Vieng is basically the Animal House of Asia "If teenagers ruled the world, it might resemble Vang Vieng" - The New Zealand Herald For High-Resolution Photos of my journey to Luang Prabang: Click Here For High-Resolution Photos of my journey to Vang Vieng: Click Here To check out my trip in Luang Prabang, click here. For ...
A Crazy Trip to Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos
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A Crazy Trip to Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos

The Kuang Si Waterfall is a jungle paradise and a crazy trip On the way to the Kuang Si Waterfall, we passed two massive water buffalo dead on the street and another monster which squared us down. For High-Resolution Photos of my journey to Luang Prabang: Click Here For High-Resolution Photos of my journey to Vang Vieng: Click Here To check out my trip in Luang Prabang, click here. For the crazy ...
Cheap Thrills in Kiev Ukraine
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Cheap Thrills in Kiev Ukraine

A never-ending nightlife and an excellent exchange rate makes for an incredible weekend in Kiev Ukraine It's chilly in Eastern Europe and even in March you gotta bundle up to head out and about... that is if you can wake up at a respectable hour after partying all night in one of Kiev's word-famous nightclubs. For High-Resolution Photos of my trip to Kiev, Ukraine: Click Here First and foremost, ...
Real Myanmar Nature at Hlawga National Park
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Real Myanmar Nature at Hlawga National Park

Hlawga National Park is a great way to see some Myanmar nature while in Yangon About an hour and a half north of the hustle and bustle of Myanmar's largest city and former capital of Yangon is the Hlawga National Park. The jewel of a Myanmar nature preserve is flush with free-roaming monkeys, deer, elephants and more. For more information from our Travel Guide on the Hlawga National Park: Click ...
The Mysterious Mitta Oo Pagoda in Myanmar
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The Mysterious Mitta Oo Pagoda in Myanmar

The Mitta Oo Pagoda is a local temple complex located down the road from the Kyain Thit Sar Shin Pagoda One of the things I love about Myanmar is that the dearth of available information (in English anyway!) on the internet makes travel around the Golden Land so fun and fascinating. The Mitta Oo Pagoda is a perfect example of that. For more information from our Travel Guide on the Mitta Oo Pagoda: Click ...
Sderot, Israel, and the Gaza Border
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Sderot, Israel, and the Gaza Border

Sderot, Israel, is one of the most troubled cities on Planet Earth There are few places in the world that suffer as much terror and missile fire as Sderot, Israel For more posts on Israel: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from Sderot, Israel: Click Here The "Bomb Shelter Capital of the World" in Israel is a hell of a place to visit. Sderot (pronounced S-de ROTE) is an Israeli city in ...
Photo Essay: People & Places of Bagan, Myanmar
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Photo Essay: People & Places of Bagan, Myanmar

The powerful people and picturesque places of Bagan, Myanmar World-renowned and recognized by UNESCO though visited by a fraction of the tourists which make their way to Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Bagan, Myanmar is a must-see for anyone making their way to Southeast Asia. For more information from our Travel Guide on Bagan: Click Here More on Bagan: Brilliant Bagan Sunrise in Myanmar: Click Here More ...
The Dead Sea is Alive and Well (Mostly)
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The Dead Sea is Alive and Well (Mostly)

The Dead Sea is a one-of-a-kind lake in-between Israel and Jordan Facing Jordan to the East and Israel to the West, the Dead Sea is a destination spot for tens of thousands of travelers each year and certainly doesn't disappoint. For more posts on Israel: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from the Dead Sea: Click Here The road from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea is a wild and winding ...
Bangkok Style: Sunday Drive in a Tuk Tuk
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Bangkok Style: Sunday Drive in a Tuk Tuk

When in Bangkok, one must Tuk Tuk Known as a rickshaw in the west, the tuk tuk is the east's primary form of transportation when facing the choking traffic of Thailand's capital of Bangkok. For more on the Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace: Click Here For more on the Wat Arun and Temple of the Dawn: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from Wat Phra Kaew: Click Here For all the ...
Off the Grid in Yangon: Wijuwedo Paya
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Off the Grid in Yangon: Wijuwedo Paya

Day-trip to the Wijuwedo Pagoda and you won't forget it! Close to Yangon but still 'off-the-grid,' the Wijuwedo Pagoda stands tall in the jungle. For more information from our Travel Guide on the Wijuwedo Pagoda: Click Here For all the high-resolution photos from Wijuwedo Pagoda: Click Here The phrase "off the grid" in Myanmar is a very relative term - meaning that if you travel just a hop, skip ...
Israeli Abroad

IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!