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Asia Vacations

Asia is the world's largest continent, both in landmass and population, there are more people living in Asia than everywhere else put together. With such immense borders comes an immense cultural variety and a tremendous number of things to see and experience. From ancient structures such as the Great Wall of China and the Angkor Wat temple of Cambodia, the nomadic tribes of Mongolia and serene monks of Tibet to the skyscrapers of Tokyo and Singapore and the high end technology of Hong Kong and Taipei, the number of things to see and experience is nearly never-ending. Asia is also home to an amazing variety of landscapes, ranging from desert and bare rock in the north central region to thick jungles and amazing beaches in the southeast. And one should not forget the cuisine, Asian cuisine is world famed and even if its available throughout the world, the variety and authenticity is always best at the source.
Bangladesh (56) Bhutan (97) Cambodia (74) China (337) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (13) India (620) Indonesia (117) Japan (64) Kazakhstan (12) Kyrgyzstan (53) Laos (59) Malaysia (24) Maldives (15) Mongolia (95) Myanmar (21) Nepal (427) Pakistan (22) Philippines (44) Singapore (3) South Korea (7) Spratly Island (5) Sri Lanka (48) Taiwan (7) Tajikistan (6) Thailand (181) Tibet (106) Turkmenistan (13) Uzbekistan (51) Vietnam (409)


Asia Travel Stories
Bicycles, a Boat, and a Guy named Evan "A weekend cycling trip through the Riau Islands finds an expectant father losing himself for two days on near-deserted islands and narrowly escaping a fate worse than death - luckily, he was able to stop the bartender on Pulau Moro from setting up the bloody karaoke machine." It started out smoothly enough, on a much-welcomed... Read more >>>
The Dancing Monks of Tengboche IT ISN'T MUSIC AND IT HAS NO RHYTHM. Amplified by the dear mountain air, the cacophony of sound is deafening. Conversation becomes impossible and all attention turns to the temple entrance, whence a procession of solemn faced monks is emerging. Dressed in orange silk robes, and with yellow crescent shaped hats perched precariously on... Read more >>>
Visit Mae Hong Son by Motorbike MAE HONG SON is one of the most beautiful areas in Thailand. The province is still 85% forest with rugged mountains and beautiful vistas. The best way to enjoy the Mae Hong Son area is by motorbike or jeep. While most people think this is the area for trekking. Chiangmai and Chiangrai are still the best areas for trekking by far... Read more >>>
You, me and the Last Emperor What is it that you, me and the last Qing dynasty Emperor, Puyi, could all have in common? Absolute power at the age of two? Two wives for our sixteenth birthday? A flawed come-back in our thirties? Or maybe it's that now we can all be buried together. A commercial cemetery is the latest addition to the impressive Western Qing tombs.... Read more >>>
Fishing in Mongolia! My home town of Juneau, Alaska has some of the best salmon fishing in the world: We may not get kings as large as those on the Kenai, but the Spring run is predictable and there is considerably less pressure than on the Kenai. But it's the coho run that Juneau is really known for. The cohos begin to arrive in numbers around the... Read more >>>
Lisu Adventure in Baan Thatorn, Chiang Mai After reading the article "Bed and Breakfast, Lisu Style" in the July issue of Welcome to Chiangmai & Chiangrai I became very curious about Asa's Guest Home located in Baan Thatorn. I have been trekking before and wanted to go again, but I was looking for something different. At Asa's, I found what I wanted. I left Chiangmai on the 9... Read more >>>
Riding on the Mae Kok River One of the most enjoyable things to do while visiting Northern Thailand is to take a "Long-Tail" boat ride. The most popular ride is on the Mae Kok river from Thatorn, in far north Chiangmai province, to Chiangrai. Most ride the local bus from the Chang Puak bus station departing at 7 and 9 am, although those leaving at 9 might miss... Read more >>>
Bangkok: Massage At The Temple I am flat on my back in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. My body is just one of many on a sea of cots that resembles the operating ward in "M*A*S*H." My masseuse, who speaks no English, straddles my leg, pressing hard on my inner thigh. Though I speak no Thai, she has no trouble understanding my groan. In her saffron-colored... Read more >>>


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