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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.
Bangladesh (56) Bhutan (95) Cambodia (74) China (337) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (13) India (620) Indonesia (117) Japan (64) Kazakhstan (13) 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 (12) Uzbekistan (53) Vietnam (409)


Asia Travel Stories
Tales From The Sulu Sea None of us had ever seen one before... The thresher shark came from the slope on our right and passed unhurriedly in front of the eight of us, as if it knew it had nothing to fear from the terrestial visitors into it's domain. We stopped and gaped at this great bronze fish, so rarely seen. In awe, I couldn't even hit the record switch... Read more >>>
Camping on the Roof of Thailand The hottest time of the year in Chiang Mai is April and May. Temperatures can easily exceed 40 degrees Centigrade by mid-afternoon. There is a place very close to Chiangmai where you can escape the heat and enjoy some of the finest natural scenery in the Kingdom and that is Doi Inthanon National Park. Each year my wife and I pack up... 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
Crude Lotus Two hours from Beijing, Baiyangdian in summer metamorphoses from a drab swamp into a colorful checkerboard of lotus patches and fish nurseries The sun may have taken the weather forecasters by surprise, but not the lotus flowers. Attuned to the barest climatic fluctuation, they are already on the threshold of their summer bloom. A... 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 >>>
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 >>>


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