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Living in Vietnam: eight observations about local life

The Vietnamese people in general are a special mix of culture, tradition and superstition however despite the religious, historical and socio-economic backgrounds that exist among the 89 million people of this enigmatic country, they all love to smile and are genuinely interested in tourists…

Posted on: August 15th in Asia, Travel by .

10 off the beaten track destinations to discover in Indonesia

Probably, the first destination that comes into your mind when you hear of Indonesia is Bali, right? Indonesia is way more diverse and has around 16 999 more islands to for you to explore! Long white sand beaches, virgin rain forest jungles, unique diving spots with 100 species of corals, friendly and smiling locals are just a few reasons why Indonesia should be on your bucket list! To fuel your wanderlust and start packing right now, I’d like to share the next 10 absolutely unique and hidden places in Indonesia…

Posted on: July 29th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar

Even before the days of British colonialism and the ‘exotic east’ writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary kingdoms, gorgeous landscapes, diverse people and fine examples of architectural and archaeological marvels, how could it not? These days, having re-joined the global community after 50 years of infamy at the hands of a ruling military junta…

Posted on: July 14th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by .

In BIG Pictures: the colours of Myanmar

London based freelance photographer Maxine Bulloch recently travelled to the mysterious and controversial South East Asian country formally known as Burma. The decade long tourism boycott that persuaded many potential visitors to steer clear of the country has been lifted and now the country is no longer shrouded in secrecy. Here are Maxine’s highlights of time-warped, colourful Myanmar…

Posted on: May 30th in Asia by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia

You name it, Malaysia’s probably got it – beaches to lounge on, rain forests to trek and sweat through, exotic wildlife to seek out, unbeatable cuisine, deep-seated traditions and a rich cultural history. It’s also a rapidly changing nation, capitalising on the natural resources the land has provided with little consideration for the consequences…

Posted on: May 19th in Asia, Beautiful Places by .

10 great places to eat in Bangkok – a hipster’s guide

From food stalls to five star restaurants and everything in between, you could live your whole life in Bangkok and never be able to eat in every restaurant in the city. I gave it a shot during my six months living there, as exhibited by the five extra pounds on my ass but it was worth it. Here are some of my favourite spots..

Posted on: May 2nd in Asia, Travel, Travel Top 10s by .

In BIG pictures: ethereal shots of New Zealand and South East Asia

From geothermal areas to tropical islands, New Zealand and South East Asia are both parts of the world that offer an almost other worldly beauty. Our guest writer and photographer from flyingsoloblog.tumblr.com has captured some of the best and most beautiful scenery from New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and East Java, Indonesia….

Posted on: April 2nd in Asia, Travel by .

10 cool things to do in Hong Kong

Ultramodern, shimmering and chic—Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan cityscape easily boasts some of the world’s best shopping and dining experiences in the world. But though there might be enough Luis Vuittons and Michelin-starred restaurants to drain even the deepest of wallets….

Posted on: March 24th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines

The Philippines is a place we keep hearing a lot about in the travel blogging world recently, with many looking to discover a more authentic Southeast Asian experience than the well worn backpacker’s trail of the more popular Thailand. Today our guest blogger Cherry grew up in the Philippines so she’s a great person to ask about the country’s most beautiful places…

Posted on: March 18th in Asia, Beautiful Places by .

Highlights of Sri Lanka’s southern coast by David’s Been Here

Sri Lanka, the island country in the northern Indian Ocean has been on our travel wish list for a long time now so we thought there was no better person to ask what its famously beautiful Southern Coast was really like…

Posted on: March 3rd in Asia, Travel by .
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