Take an exotic journey to Southeast Asia, traveling through breathtaking landscapes that showcase ancient histories, diverse cultures, and many World Heritage sites. Plus, experience the Golden Age of train travel aboard the elegant Eastern and Oriental Express.

Starting at: $7,990 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Enjoying the scenery of Thailand from the <i>Eastern & Oriental Express</i> observation car  Monks at Angkor Wat  Cityscape of Singapore with the Merlion Statue  Singapore in the evening  Cabin aboard the <i>Eastern & Oriental Express</i>  The Grand Palace, Bangkok  Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok  Statue at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok  Floating market, Bangkok  Thailand's River Kwai  Village along the River Kwai  View of Angkor Wat  Monk at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  The iconic site of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Apsara dancer relief in Angkor Wat, Cambodia  Close up of sculpture at Bayon, Angkor Thom

Singapore, Thailand, and Angkor Wat

Featuring The Eastern & Oriental Express

14 days from $7,990

Take an exotic journey to Southeast Asia, traveling through breathtaking landscapes that showcase ancient histories, diverse cultures, and many World Heritage sites. Plus, experience the Golden Age of train travel aboard the elegant Eastern and Oriental Express.

or Call 855-330-1542

Expert

Oct 28 - Nov 10, 2019 Departure; Feb 4 - 17, 2020 Departure
Sandra Cate

Sandra Cate

Sandra Cate, anthropologist and folklorist, explores the material and expressive culture of Southeast Asia, in such diverse manifestations as Buddhist temple murals, Mien/Yao embroidery, and traffic jams in Bangkok.  Sandra teaches a broad range of cultural anthropology classes, with specific interests in global processes, art in cultural context, religion and ritual, consumption and exchange, conflict, gender and sexuality, tourism, and concepts of heritage. She has also written on the contemporary Asian art market and the changing conditions shaping festival and textile production. While a Fulbright scholar in Thailand, she collected T'ai textiles for the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Sandra’s publications include Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon (2003), Buddhist Storytelling in Thailand and Laos: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll at the Asian Civilisations Museum (2013) and Building Buddhist Temples Abroad, forthcoming 2015.

A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Sandra is a member of American Anthropological Association and the Association for Asian Studies. Trained at the University of California, Berkeley, she currently teaches anthropology at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley.