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.

A Crash Course in Vietnam Visas

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It’s tempting to think of a Vietnam visa on arrival as easy and stress-free, especially if you’ve never been to Vietnam.

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Fairytales of Hanoi

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It’s tempting to create your Hanoi itinerary based on fairytales—I should know.

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The Truth About the Koh Yao Islands

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For most travelers, the question of “Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi” doesn’t register.

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Halong Bay for Fancy Folks

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I’m not sure the end result of a Halong Bay luxury cruise is any different than an ordinary one.

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Why I Trust My Teeth to Thailand

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The topic of dental work in Thailand is a complex one, to say the least.

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The Truth About Shanghai

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Whether you’re going as part of a larger trip to China or just because, 3 days in Shanghai is all you need for a proper introduction.

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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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Okinawa Starts Here

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Planning an Okinawa itinerary can quickly go from an easy task to an insurmountable one.

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