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Off the Beaten Path: Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3571]

The untamed beauty and stark remoteness of Mongolia has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries. Humble monks and curious nomads occupy a landscape dotted with not much more than herds of yaks, camels and the occasional ... Read more >

Tags: asia, hot springs, lake khivsgol, monastery, mongolia, off the beaten path, selenge river

Preparing for Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Wed, 22 Jun 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [2283]

My Mother always told me: "Wash your hands and have clean underwear." So when preparing for a 12 day, self organised trip with 6 other crazy females to Mongolia, these words of wisdom rang clear. Mongolia ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, asia, food, mongolia, packing, preparation, travel

Naadam - 3 Manly Mongolian Sports

MONGOLIA | Mon, 20 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [2891]

Mongolian Morning I woke up to hear our jeep ignition turn on and leave the guesthouse.   I laid in my sleeping bag disturbed; wondering why Shack, our driver, sped off at 6AM without saying goodbye.   I felt a bit jolted ... Read more >

Tags: asia, entertainment, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam, sporting events, sports, travel

North Korea - Travel Tips

NORTH KOREA | Sat, 18 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [778]

The Korean war ended in 1953 and since then the Korean Peninsula has been divided by a demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south. While peace is maintained ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, law, north korea, tourism, travel-safety-tip

Nepalese Hospitality - Taking Shelter in a Tibetan Diner

NEPAL | Wed, 15 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [1312]

As luck would have it, my new friend got a case of the dreaded Delhi belly‚ just two days before she was scheduled to accompany her husband on a trek around Nepal's Annapurna Himalayas. He went off trekking, leaving us to bond. I soon discovered ... Read more >

Tags: asia, culture, delhi belly, food, himalayas, hospitality, nepal, tibet, travel, weather

Off the Beaten Path: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [2194] | Comments [3]

Uzbekistan takes you back to ancient days when ambitious traders and fearless travelers walked its cobbled roads in search of treasures to trade and a place to rest.  Today Uzbekistan is still very much as it was centuries ago, with mazes of cobbled streets ... Read more >

Tags: asia, off the beaten path, places, silk route, tashkent, towns, travel tips, unesco heritage sites, uzbekistan

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2168]

Mongolia is a fascinating place to visit, and a journey here can be as adventurous as you’d like it to be.   Even if you stick to the capital city, UlaanBaatar, you can find portable gers (the round felt tents of the Mongolian nomad) set up in ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, asia, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam festival, transportation, travel, weather, wildlife

Traffic: The Amazing Race

SOUTH KOREA | Thu, 2 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [864]

Not so much "amazing" as "terrifying"! The traffic in South Korea is very similar to the traffic in a lot of east and southeast Asian developing countries. People run red lights, cut one another off, ride the curb and speed well ... Read more >

Tags: asia, south korea, travel-transport

Ethical Tourism to Myanmar

MYANMAR | Mon, 30 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1962]

The political climate in Myanmar has long been under a cloud of oppression with the government holding full and total power over just about everything within the country.   Accusations of government corruption, from child labor to drug trafficking ... Read more >

Tags: asia, boycott, burma, ethicl, myanmar, responsible, travel-safety

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Indonesia

INDONESIA | Mon, 30 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3359] | Comments [1]

Indonesia is a huge, mysterious archipelago of disparate islands and cultures. It is impossible to summarise. With over 238 million people, it is the 4 th most populous nation on earth. Travel opportunities are many and various. Sparkling seas ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, adventure, asia, coffee, indonesia, ocean, southeast asia, tea, travel, wildlife

On the Rails in India - Navigating Train Travel

INDIA | Fri, 27 May 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [9283] | Comments [4]

Tags: asia, dress, food, india, trains, transport, travel, travel tips

Going Local in West Java, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Fri, 20 May 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [5893]

A few weeks after I arrive in Indonesia, one of my host’s friends, Jamal, invites me and a few other volunteers to his village. We travel 20 minutes out of Cianjur until the rice paddies and tea plantations dissolve the highway into a bumpy mud ... Read more >

Tags: asia, connect locally, eating, fishing, indonesia, java, locals, rice paddies, southeast asia, travel

Bhutan Food & Health

BHUTAN | Tue, 17 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1122]

When it comes to food in Bhutan there is one absolute constant – chilli. The vegetable is added to every dish and most Bhutanese will even eat it fresh. So if you don’t like spicy food make sure you make it abundantly clear! ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bhutan, food, health, travel-health, water

Off the Beaten Path: Nepal

NEPAL | Mon, 16 May 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3571]

Ideally located in beautiful South Asia and nestled comfortably between China and India, Nepal offers some of the most incredible natural terrain and unique culture on earth.   From the soaring peaks of Mt. Everest to glacier filled lakes, from ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, asia, mountain biking, mountains, nepal, off the beaten path, trails, travel, trekking, trekking

How Tourism Conquered India's Oldest Fort

INDIA | Thu, 12 May 2011 | By responsible-travel | Views [4301] | Comments [2]

Jaisalmer Fort, situated along the Thar desert in western Rajasthan, is one of India's most impressive   historical monuments.   The Fort, built in 1156 by the Rajput ruler Jaisala, rises out of Trikuta Hill and is surrounded by golden sandstone ... Read more >

Tags: asia, forts, guidebooks, india, monuments, rajastan, responsible travel, ruins, tourism, travel

The Silk Road Through Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN | Sun, 8 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [369]

Throughout history Uzbekistan has been part of the ancient trading route from Asia to Europe, but travelling along the Silk Road these days isn’t quite as romantic, wild and adventurous as it once was. Well, it’s still wild but not in a good way! ... Read more >

Tags: asia, travel-safety, uzbekistan

Turkmenistan Safety Guide

TURKMENISTAN | Sat, 7 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [325]

Turkmenistan - about the size of Spain and home to roughly five million people - remains a tightly controlled police state, so understanding the realities of travelling on the ground will mean an easier trip, and less surprises all round. One ... Read more >

Tags: asia, travel-safety-tips, turkmenistan

A Guide to Mongolian Customs

MONGOLIA | Fri, 6 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3517] | Comments [1]

Mongolia is not particularly religious, conservative or liberal, but it is uniquely Mongolian. People take pride in their customs and habits, and if you show respect you will find far more doors are opened during your travels than if you don't. Be ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, mongolia, travel-safety-tips

Nepal - So Much More Than Mountaineering and Trekking

NEPAL | Tue, 3 May 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [4194]

As home to Mt. Everest, Nepal attracts thousands of adventure travelers each year who attempt to summit the highest peak on the planet or complete the famous 7-14 day Himalayan trek known as the Annapurna Circuit. In light of these activities tourists ... Read more >

Tags: asia, buddhism, mountaineering, mt. everest, nepal, off the beaten path, travel, trekking

A Taste of Malaysia - Nyonya Chicken Curry

MALAYSIA | Fri, 29 Apr 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [3130]

Photo courtesy of Chosillano Ferrente, hsa*ba There is a crisp air this morning that signals autumn is well underway (down under) and it’s time to switch from fresh, light, zingy salads to more robust, earthy and comforting dishes. For me ... Read more >

Tags: asia, connect locally, cuisine, food, malaysia, southeast asia, travel

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