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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.
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Asia Travel Stories
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 >>>
One country, Two systems... Sixty ethnicities As cranes and bulldozers proliferate like ants across China, depositing cities and highways in their hammering trail, now is the time to venture inland in search of the more traditional side of China. In a vast crescent of land, curving from Guilin's moonscape through the jungles of Xishuangbanna to the Tibetan plateau in the north west,... Read more >>>
The Road from Thatorn to Mae Salong If you think you've been there and done that 10 times, here's a little something that might make you feel like a real adventurer and get a better feeling for the locals. It is the road from Thatorn to the village of Mae Salong or Chiangrai. The route is about 42 kilometers to Mae Salong or 92 kilometers to Chiangrai, and passes dozens of villages of Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Karen, Yao and KMT Chinese... Read more >>>
The Whale Sharks of Donsol It was just like the proverbial game of "chicken". I positioned myself directly in front of the approaching behemoth, determined to stand my ground and not give way. Pressing my eye to the viewfinder of my underwater video camera I see the wide, horizontal mouth coming closer and closer. My thumb moves to the record trigger and pushes it... Read more >>>
Doi Inthanon National Park Located in Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon National Park encompasses the highest mountain In Thailand, Doi Inthanon, as well as several lesser summits. The doi (mountain) is largely a granite batholith intruding a southerly extension of the Shan Hills range and forming the divide between the Nam Mae Ping river to the east and the Nam... Read more >>>
Watterfalls for Splashing Cool Fun Motor biking in north Thailand is a most enjoyable activity to do here. Most of those who rent motorbikes in Chiangrai visit Mae Salong, Mae Sai, The Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong. However, there is more to the Chiangrai province than these area, much more. Read on for some suggestions. There are beautiful, tranquil... Read more >>>
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 >>>
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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