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.

The Problem With This Popular Bangkok Getaway Spot

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Is Koh Samet worth the excruciating journey to reach it? 

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Here’s How to Do Summer in Japan the Right Way

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Headed to Japan this summer? Follow along with Marie from Miles of Happiness as she explains why Hokkaido is the best Japanese summer destination.

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Northern Thailand’s Most Enchanting Environs

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If you’re pressed for time on your trip to Thailand, I would almost go so far as to say you should visit Chiang Rai instead Chiang Mai—it’s that good!

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Unadulterated Southern Thailand

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Nakhon Si Thammarat is unpretentious, understated and, yes, unadulterated.

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Is Vientiane Really That Bad?

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Vientiane is not such a terrible place, at least not if you maintain realistic expectations.

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Is This Asia’s Most Enjoyable Lost City?

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Sukhothai feels deserted compared to Ayutthaya—and every other “lost city” I’ve visited in Southeast Asia.

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Three Charming Days in Chengdu

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No matter your current mindset about China’s panda city, here’s how to make the most of three days in Chengdu.

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Three Crazy Days in Chongqing

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I was surprised by Chongqing’s beauty. And I don’t mean the Muzak cover all All4One’s “I Swear” that was playing as I waited to clear Chinese immigration, although that was a nice touch.

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