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The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our brown bus got to Phnom Penh right at 4 p.m. as promised. My son, husband, and I alighted on Monivong long before the official depot in the center of town. This was going to be a different kind of arrival, without the swarming of a thousand and one […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

The bad and beautiful of Venice

The bad and beautiful of Venice

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Marco Polo went to China in the 13th century and introduced pizza and noodles to the Europeans. Marco had inspired me to visit Venice last October, but the inspiration I got from Venice turned out to be something else.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After months at sea, walking on land is not a simple thing, but a local nonprofit is helping sea workers adjust and reconnect with loved ones during their stopovers in Seattle.

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Posted in Features 25, Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Delta Air Lines’ ambitious agenda will put Seattle on the global map.

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Posted in Features 25, Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Asian in Africa

Asian in Africa

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly As an Asian American, I did not expect my presence in Ghana to go without attention. This sounds self-centered. And it is.

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Posted in Features 25, Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohler Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Phnom Penh is hot, but not terribly so, and the air has a softness to it. People from around the world are here to invest, do business, and see the potential.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was in Hawaii’s Ko Olina Resort for a wedding when snow hit Seattle on Feb. 8. I long for snow every once in a while, but when I get my wish, I really hate it.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/1439 Comments

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

By Dipika Kohli Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Old and scruffy. Wearing thongs and the loose, elephant-printed cotton trousers of the sort you only get on holidays in Southeast Asia. Mae Sai, in this case. Thailand. But his outfit wasn’t the first thing you noticed about the heavyset man in front of TESCO. It […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

The Village Report — Departing Delhi

The Village Report — Departing Delhi

By Dipika Kohli Special to Northwest Asian Weekly My aunt told me that it might be a good idea to sit for a while outside, in the park. Enjoy the ambient sounds of kids playing cricket. So I sat for a bit on a bench on our block East of Kailash. Two older gentlemen sat […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/241 Comment

PICTORIAL: We fly 1st

PICTORIAL: We fly 1st

Last month, ANA Airlines celebrated the launch of its new route from Seattle to Tokyo (Narita), debuting the flight menu and inviting guests to experience the plane’s modern interior and spacious seats. The new route will be its first direct flight from Seattle to Japan, and will include same day connecting flights to other Asian […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 31 No 28 | 7/7-7/130 Comments

Texas  White House, cowboys, and big grocery stores

Texas White House, cowboys, and big grocery stores

Texas was not on my list of places to visit. But I can’t say no to my loved ones. How could I resist sharing in the joyous moments with my brother, the proud father who would walk down the aisle with his daughter, passing his torch to the next generation!

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Posted in Travel, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/234 Comments

Lessons I took away from my school reunion

Lessons I took away from my school reunion

Women lose weight, buy new clothes, color their hair, and fly across the ocean to seize “the moment” in their lives.

I have to confess that I am one of these vain creatures who invest lots of money — $150 worth of new outfits and shoes plus airfare to fly to Hong Kong — for a unique occasion.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/274 Comments

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

A year ago, I was working for Northwest Asian Weekly as the editor when a crazy opportunity presented itself: to go work in Argentina at Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/31 Comment

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/2911 Comments

How to be adventurous in Japan without speaking Japanese

How to be adventurous in Japan without speaking Japanese

If uncertainties and surprises thrill you, read on. If you can walk up big steps and traverse long distances in good spirit, this is the trip for you. If you enjoy experiencing new foods and striking up conversations with strangers, continue on.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/102 Comments

Of all the Chinese cities, why Beijing?

Of all the Chinese cities, why Beijing?

If you have to choose one place to visit in China, where should you go?

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Posted in Travel, Vol 27 No 49 | 11/29 - 12/50 Comments

Beijing after the Olympics, is still wonderful

Beijing after the Olympics, is still wonderful

The best time to visit Beijing is now ? Cheaper hotels, less traffic, nicer weather. There is also an opportunity to get a sense of the Olympics before it?s too late.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

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