Category Archives for "East & SE Asia"

14 Why I Hate China

Ok so I don’t hate China but man did this place screw me big time the first day I landed here. The plan was to fly into Beijing early in the morning, get to my hotel, settle in and then hit the Forbidden city in the afternoon. Well, some Chinese people just didn’t want that […]

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Sorry Manila, You’re No Pearl of the Orient

Our visit to the Philippines was interesting right from the first moment.  This fascinating country brought one surprise after the other, and I have to say that it is in my opinion, one of the most “adventurous” you can find in this part of the world without paying much. Getting There and Where to Stay […]

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5 5 Must See Places For The Historical Traveler in Cambodia

For travelers looking to get an appreciation of their destination through its history, Cambodia tours are perfect for a holiday. Although its history is both uplifting and depressing, you can be sure to have an inspiring adventure as you tour these five must see places to visit in Cambodia. Temples of Angkor An important archaeological […]

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2 3 Restaurants for Quirky Eating Experiences in Japan

The Japanese have always had a reputation for being on the cutting edge of pioneering, and it’s certainly no different when it comes to food. Themed restaurants, quirky cafés and unusual menus are abundant when you visit the big cities, and are guaranteed to give you a dining experience unlike any other. If you’re planning […]

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16 Photo of the Week: Peace within Chaos in Halong Bay

Halong Bay in Vietnam is home to one of the most spectacular views I have seen in the world, with junk boats departing the docks in Haiphong all day. Among all the chaos, this picture finds peace where there’s none.   Have you visited Halong Bay?  Vietnam? What did you like most about this country, […]

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43 The Top 10 Wildest Parties in the World

Clubbing and partying is now an international industry and there are hundreds of travel operators who specialize in sending you and your friends around the world to some of the planet’s hottest nightlife. So what are the world’s top ten wildest parties where to let loose and join the flow? The Full Moon Party This […]

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8 Exploring Busan, South Korea’s Beach City

It is fair to say that because it is located in South Korea’s bottom tip the fairer climate and protected seas  are reason enough for all the things to do in Busan (Pusan). It has great beaches, natural parks, temples, it is well communicated, and should you want to hop over to Japan without flying […]

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26 Why Visit Kuala Lumpur?

Any visitor to Kuala Lumpur is at once confronted with its collision of cultures; its sparse and glittering modern architecture and the extravagance of old designs, its celebration of economy and commerce, and tenderness towards life’s simple pleasures. Fighting the case for modernity, The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world, and soar, […]

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Photo of the Week: Sunset in Bako National Park

Bako National Park is in the west coast of Malaysian Borneo, in Sarawak state. It is one of the few places in the world where you can find the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, and is a great location to enjoy fantastic trekking, observe wildlife and have spectacular beaches all for yourself. This […]

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21 A Day in Macau: What to Do and Places to Visit

Why spend a day in Macau? I mean, the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau is not dirt cheap and there’s nothing to see other than casinos, right? Wrong! Not many travelers consider leaving Hong Kong and visiting this former Portuguese colony for a day, which is a pity, since Macau has more than enough […]

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27 Riding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Northern Thailand offers a plethora of travel adventures to travelers, but riding elephants in Chiang Mai is certainly amont the most enjoyable and interesting experiences you can be part of and certainly one of my favorite. It had actually been a dream of Liza for many years, and shortly after arriving to Bangkok we made […]

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27 The Padaung Women of North Thailand

I can’t even remember when I first heard about the long neck women of South East Asia- in fact it was so long ago that I did not even know where they were. All I knew was that they live somewhere in Asia, and that when I grew up one day I would travel the […]

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8 Photo of the Week

Hill Tribes in Sapa, Vietnam Without a doubt the trekking in Sapa is my favorite in Vietnam. From the majestic mountains to the green pastures and the hill tribes that make sure you’re aware you’re far away from home this is one of the great adventure travel destinations in the world. Ignore all those people […]

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