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50 things I've learnt as a solo backpacker in Asia (in no particular order)

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 16 May 2014 | By goingsolo | Views [62]

1. All Asian countries have their "own time" when doing things. A bus meant to leave at  8am  will most probably not leave at  8am . It might leave at  8.30am . It might leave at  9am . Accept that lateness is ... Read more >

Tags: airports, asia, backpacking, bartering, dorms, drinking, lessons, sleeper buses, tips, toasties

60 Seconds in India

INDIA | Thu, 1 May 2014 | By away2travel | Views [23]

A white-bearded sweet old man with a genuine heart An elephant walking down a highway 19 people crammed into a single rickshaw An old man pushing his pedal bike uphill An entire family that thinks a white person is a zoo animal 4 religions living in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, budget travel, culture, food, india, people, places, religion, travel

HongKong Redefined

SINGAPORE | Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By chinglee | Views [26]

I remember how I was swearing by the time I reached Tsim Tsa Tsui in HongKong on New Year's Eve of 2012. I had paid a huge deposit for my overweight luggage at the airport from Shanghai, and took the public train to our "cheap" hostel at the Chung King ... Read more >

Tags: asia, city, food, friends, hongkong, tourist

A moment at the top of the world

NEPAL | Fri, 10 Jan 2014 | By maudeplh | Views [230] | Video

Wish You Could've Seen This  is a project initiated by photographer  Maude Plante-Husaruk  and composer  Maxime Lacoste Lebuis .  Spending a year in Asia experiencing different cultures and meeting inspiring people redefined ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, animals, asia, food, himalaya, mountains, nepal, on he road, snow, trekking

Tajikistan: Of Copper, Orangeade and Sugar

TAJIKISTAN | Sun, 29 Dec 2013 | By home_sweet_holmes | Views [117]

After a swift border crossing from neighbouring Uzbekistan (a total of 3h, a third of which consisted of a delirious staged performance of packing/unpacking  our mountains of food and cooking utensils in front of wholeheartedly beaming custom ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, expedition, hiking, markets, mountains, off-road, pamir, tajikistan, trekking

Rubber Duck in Taiwan

TAIWAN | Sun, 3 Nov 2013 | By yosaki | Views [89]

Rubber Duck has finally arrived in Kaohsiung   Mainly we Taiwanese love roast duck......   the sunset is exotic     I personally like this shot

Tags: asia, duck, kaohsiung, rubber, taiwan

Video: Raw & Real in Chandni Chowk

INDIA | Thu, 24 Oct 2013 | By extraordinaryexperiences | Views [1009] | Video

Spending a day in New Delhi's oldest marketplace feels more like a lifetime. Worn, weathered, and enriched with hundreds of years of active trade and commerce, it's like stepping onto a movie set, where everything seems almost too fantastical to be real.... Read more >

Tags: asia, chandi chowk, culture, delhi, food, getting lost, india, just go, markets, travel

Photos: Taiwan

TAIWAN | Sun, 29 Sep 2013 | By travelinglotus | Photo Gallery


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Tags: asia, island living, kaohsiung, rubber ducky, taiwan

Breaking Through Barriers - Bangkok

THAILAND | Wed, 17 Jul 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [306]

The first thing that hits you as you disembark in Bangkok is the wall of humid heat. After struggling with the ATM and then changing larger notes into smaller ones (a generally recommended practice), I search for the metered taxis. It is possible to ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, bangkok, temples

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

CAMBODIA | Fri, 5 Jul 2013 | By southeastasiacharm | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Living in Cambodia for the past year has been a life changing experience for me. It has allow me to cross different land borders and experience those long hours on the road. As many know, Cambodia is famous for Angkor Wat but to me its more than that.... Read more >
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Tags: asia, cambodia, children, happiness, innocence, joy, laughter, smiles, south east asia

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [136]

It was the summer solstice and, coincidentally, the first actual day of summer here in these heat blessed lands. I had been having all sorts of weird dreams and awoke with a start. I gave up, I did, didn’t I? I’m sure I did. Then why does ... Read more >

Tags: asia, haze, kuala lumpur, malaysia, summer

Bussing Singapore

SINGAPORE | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [115]

OMG, WTF good grief and maybe even WOW, the wasp coloured double-decker bus to Singapore stung my sight. It was so posh that even had a Captain instead of a bus driver, boarding passes instead of tickets and those little screens in the back of seats ... Read more >

Tags: asia, bus, singapore, travel

Making an Exhibition of Myself in Makati

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [132]

It was back to that old ex-US military base at Clark, Manila, The Philippines. And it was for no other reason than there was an available flight. On this, my second trip to Makati City, one of the accumulated cities which comprise Manila, a Dutch tourist ... Read more >

Tags: art, asia, makati, manila, philippines

Taken for a Ride

PHILIPPINES | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [176]

I was still nursing a dehydration headache from the flight. It had been somewhat of an experience - the journey from Puchong to Clark International Airport (Manila). The flight was slightly delayed, as low cost flights frequently are, and we arrived ... Read more >

Tags: asia, manila, the philippines

Penang Christmas

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [253]

“Ihachew” “Ihachew” “Ihachew”, those four-year-old’s words still ring in my aging ears. Until this very day I have no idea what I had done for that small child to stand, at three feet nothing tall, purse her ... Read more >

Tags: asia, christmas, food, malaysia, penang

Cameron Highlands

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [254]

Cameron Highlands was founded as part of the British love for escaping heat. The British, in their infinite wisdom, tended to invade hot countries and then proceed to complain about the heat - and thereby establishing Hill Stations to escape from that ... Read more >

Tags: asia, cameron, food, highlands, malaysia

Merlion City

SINGAPORE | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [249]

Merlion city was awash with business types, drizzles of rain and a focused rushing towards year end and year beginning.     Singapore was just where I had left it several months beforehand - at the end of the Johor Bahru causeway and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, singapore, travel

Dream Weaving

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [174]

I imagine that cat’s name must have been Tiger, or its equivalent in Malay (Harimau), but I think of him as Blake’s ‘Tyger’. He was certainly one of the most striking cats that I have ever seen. He lay there, in that long greenhouse, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Bereft of Bacon

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [206]

To have been bereft of ‘real’ bacon for neigh-on seven years was a great hardship. I was born and brought up as an Englishman; the consumption of bacon, and all things porcine, was second nature to me. The absence of pork products, and in ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

Mother In Law's Dumplings

MALAYSIA | Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | By martinbradley | Views [142]

Mother-in-Law’s kitchen was infused with the sort of light which could only be accurately captured by that miracle of Chinese film making - Zhang Yimou. Inside - the ambience was Chinese rustic meets culinary museum as a poignant and pregnant ... Read more >

Tags: asia, food, malaysia

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