Asia

Planning a trip to the Far East? Check out the advice, stories and tips I’ve written over the course of my many trips to Asia, which have seen me visit the countries of Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong India, Laos, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and important tourist attractions such as Angkor Wat, The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Three Perfect Days in Penang

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If you spend your three days in Penang like I did, you’re sure to be privy to a similar fate.

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Are the Cameron Highlands Worth a Trip?

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A couple days in the Cameron Highlands on your way between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is absolutely a good idea, if only because it’s en route. On the other hand, you should be prepared for what to expect.

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Is Pokhara Overrated?

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I had a lot of expectations of Pokhara by the time I finally began exploring it, which might explain why I found it so profoundly overrated.

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Road, Wing, Human

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The tourist trail is sometimes more enlightening than the philosopher’s path.

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Battle of the Bornean Cities

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I found the states of Sabah and Sarawak—and, in particular, their capitals of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching—to be completely different.

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How Not to Fuck Up Asia’s Most Epic Island Day Trip

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My decision to make a day trip from Kota Kinabalu to the remote island of Bohey Dulang was significantly outside the bounds of a standard “adventure.”

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You’re Probably Not Going to See Tigers Here

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Most of the animals you see here will be deer, and although you might also happen upon some rhinos and elephants as well, you’re almost guaranteed not to see a tiger.

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Is Thailand Cheap?

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Today’s post aims to separate fact from fiction—is Thailand actually that cheap?

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