Asia

What to See and Do in Myanmar

What to See and Do in Myanmar What to See and do in Myanmar? You’ve landed in the right place.  After my second trip to Myanmar, I’ve seen some of the best that the country has to offer. Even though I love Malaysia and Thailand, I’d probably consider Myanmar the best overall travel experience in southeast Asia. Here’s what …

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Benefits of a Homestay

The Benefits of a Homestay while Traveling

The Benefits of a Homestay while Traveling The following is a guest post from Street & Documentary Photographer, Sebastian Jacobitz, who blogs at Streetbounty. There are many different accommodation options during your travels. From classic hotels to modern alternatives like Couchsurfing or Airbnb. While hotels try to offer some sort of quality standard, they are also often the …

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What to Eat in Southeast China

10 Dishes to Try in Southeast China Right across the border from Hong Kong, Southeast China attracts more and more tourists every year. In this part of the country, you’ll find three popular provinces. First, Guangdong Province contains Southeast China’s only tier-1 cities, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Second, Hainan Province dishes up a relaxing beach lifestyle. …

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Your Guide to a Cebu Layover: Sharks, Waterfalls, and Coconuts

Your Guide to a Cebu Layover: Sharks, Waterfalls, and Coconuts That dreaded word–layover. In a country filled with beaches, jungles, and waterfalls at every turn, the Philippines becomes an enticing land of tropical adventure, even if just for one night. With 65 USD in your pocket, an overnight layover and an adventurous spirit, you can swim …

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Shanghai Daytrip

Tongli and Zhujiajiao: A Shanghai Daytrip

The Gondolas of Zhujiajiao Zhujiajiao is an old river village about an hour from downtown Shanghai near Dianshan Lake. It was once a prosperous trading center for rice and textiles. Now, it’s a popular place to take a leisurely boat ride through a maze of ancient canals. There are kiosks all over Zhujiajiao selling tickets …

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Gateway of India

How to visit Mumbai on a Budget

Travel Guide to visit Mumbai on a Budget With a population of over 18 million, Mumbai is one of Earth’s megacities. It’s always been a gateway city, through which many enter and leave India. It’s a city of contrasts, with a multicultural, multilingual population, and the very poor living side by side with the extremely …

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What it Costs: A day of travel in Kuala Lumpur

A day of travel costs in Kuala Lumpur Thanks to the status of KL’s airport as a major regional hub, Malaysia’s capital city is likely to feature on many itineraries for Southeast Asia. Many travelers will stop at least in Kuala Lumpur before moving on to their next destination, while for others a short sojourn …

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Hanoi

What to do in One Day in Hanoi

Spotlight On: A Day in Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, makes for a great day trip. The city is vibrant and culturally rich. It is successfully becoming an international destination and south-east Asian business and tourism hub, rivaling places like Bangkok and even Singapore. The people are friendly, the local Vietnamese food is yummy, and …

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Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan

Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan   Kyrgyzstan is an excellent destination to get outdoors. There are numerous ways and places for outdoor adventures including hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, swimming, whitewater rafting, skiing, cycling, and more. Think of a country filled with craggy mountains, green pastures, alpine meadows, and hundreds of lakes. Then …

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Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Semi-Nomadic Life in Kyrgyzstan Time to milk the mares. Up on the jailoo (pasture) in rural Kyrgyzstan, female horses are milked up to six times per day. Their milk is made into kumis – a lightly fermented drink that is popular among Kyrgyz people as well as travelers who stop by roadside stalls, (or a …

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