Asia Travel Articles

Asia is a massive continent that is varied and offers tons of indie travel experiences. Choose from nearly 100 articles – hitchiking tips, travel guides to cities and countries, and food guides – just to name a few.

 
The Thailand of Your Dreams
The Thailand of Your Dreams Waking in a rice paddy to the whine of a mosquito, the soft blow of water buffalo working; this is the joy of getting off the beaten path. This is Thailand
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Ho Chi Minh City Must-Sees
Ho Chi Minh City Must-Sees Phil Anderson outlines absolute must-sees if you're in or considering going to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Travel History Lessons
Travel History Lessons Glad not to be often judged by the actions of her government (past or present), Jenn Miller wades through the bustling crowd of contradictions that is Hanoi with her family.
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Pho 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam’s Most Famous Dish
Pho 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam’s Most Famous Dish However you pronounce it, pho has placed Vietnamese cuisine squarely on the culinary world map. James Pham visits a Saigonese pho restaurant to unravel the secrets behind this national dish, with a history as rich and complex as its flavor.
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Cambodia on $25 Per Day
Cambodia on $25 Per Day Just a stopover on your Southeast Asia itinerary or a worthy destination into itself? James Pham makes the case for why now is the perfect time for indie travel to Cambodia.
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5 Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Laos Without Trying
5 Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Laos Without Trying Often overshadowed by its neighbors of Thailand and Vietnam, Lao cuisine is uniquely rustic and deceptively simple. James Pham explains why Lao food deserves to be celebrated.
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Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads
Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads Learn about how to get set up and settled as a Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Elizabeth Kelsey who shares her tips on everything from shopping at local wet markets to finding a job teaching English.
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Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler
Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler Travel with Jennifer Miller to Tana Toraja, in the south central highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where she encounters death, and life, and the passage of a grandfather to paradise on the back of a water buffalo.
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11 Reasons to Add Phnom Penh to Your Trip Itinerary
11 Reasons to Add Phnom Penh to Your Trip Itinerary Phnom Penh gets no respect. Visitors often just overnight or bypass Cambodia's capital entirely on the Bangkok - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) - Ho Chi Minh tourist trail. However, 10 year resident James Pham presents an insider's look on some must see / must do activities aimed to put a Phnom Penh stay back on your SE Asian itinerary.
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Eat Your Way Around Taiwan
Eat Your Way Around Taiwan Got a craving for some pig's blood? How about a nice heaping plate of fermented tofu? We've got it all covered in our guide to the best that Taiwanese cuisine has to offer.
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