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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 (42) Bhutan (64) Cambodia (63) China (293) Hong Kong (12) India (499) Indonesia (32) Japan (54) Kazakhstan (14) Kyrgyzstan (50) Laos (41) Malaysia (19) Maldives (14) Mongolia (67) Myanmar (14) Nepal (312) Pakistan (1) Philippines (10) Singapore (3) South Korea (5) Spratly Island (5) Sri Lanka (27) Taiwan (4) Tajikistan (6) Thailand (83) Tibet (84) Turkmenistan (7) Uzbekistan (46) Vietnam (336)


Asia Travel Stories
Khao Sok National Park There are many benefits to visiting southern Thailand during the rainy season. For one thing, accommodation prices are lower. Restaurants aren't crowded, vendors are easy to haggle with, and everything seems a bit slower. Four of us went to Khao Sok National Park to appreciate the abundant wildlife within the park. It was the last... Read more >>>
Dining in Beijing Cuisine for the elite... Set in a traditional courtyard home in the elite government district, this restaurant presents a contemporary yet quintessentially Chinese sophistication. Having driven along labyrinthine, bustling hutongs, you finally arrive before an unassuming pair of red doors. Entering, you step into another... 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>


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