Asia

Ashoka the Bystander

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Compassion for a being whose servitude I depend on is fruitless.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Hong Kong

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The person I was when I stepped onto the streets of Hong Kong six years ago no longer exists, in part because he stepped onto them.

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Hong Kong Comeuppance

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Butterflies cannot allow themselves to be weighed down by memories of life inside the chrysalis.

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Three Tremendous Days in Taipei

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The ratio of awesome things to see and do in Taipei—they approach infinity—to its delightfully finite urban limits makes it a very easy city to love.

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Five Fabulous Far-East Cities

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Headed East? Consider visiting some of my favorite cities in the Orient – and visit by the end of the month to take advantage of special savings!

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Fear and Snakes in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s been at the top of my bucket list for a very long time. Let’s just hope none of these feisty snakes contribute to me kicking the bucket while I’m there!

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Why I Miss Living in Asia So Much

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In spite of the difficulties and headaches I encountered during my first weeks and months in Shanghai, I look back on the time I spent living in Asia fondly. In fact, I consider returning there more seriously with each passing day.

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US dollars on a bed in Bangkok before a trip to Myanmar

How to Exchange Money in Myanmar

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If you skip even a single step in the long charade of obtaining Myanmar kyats, you could end up broke or even penniless.

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