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.

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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All Malaysia’s Best-Fed Vanity

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Malaysia, Truly Asia. Does vanity get better fed than that?

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Three Days in Kuala Lumpur

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The truth of my history here (which I’ll explain in the body of this post) is complicated. Thankfully, enjoying three days in Kuala Lumpur is not.

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Circling The Whirlpool’s Edge

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Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.

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Three Days in Kathmandu

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Kathmandu is an enjoyable city and a great introduction to Nepal, even if you can’t manage to find a motorcycle-riding bad boy to help you navigate the terrible traffic.

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How to Walk Japan’s Nakasendo Way

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When I tell Japanese people that I’ve walked a part of the Nakasendo Way, they can’t believe I even know what it is—many of them don’t.

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The Most Beautiful Balloon Flight in the World—Or Not

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Riding a balloon over the 2,000 temples of Bagan, Myanmar has been on my bucket list since 2010, when my maiden voyage to the then-pariah country ended in near-death food poisoning.

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