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.

 
Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad?
Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad? Could you be safer abroad than at home? Maurice D. Valentine reflects on drinking and violence across three countries: Japan, Australia and the U.S. and comes to some surprising conclusions.
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An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers
An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers India can show you its best and worst sides in the same breath. From stunning scenery to smelly streets, it's not difficult to form a love/hate relationship with this amazing country. And things can be even more challenging and rewarding for solo female travelers. If you're planning to visit, Jo Fitzsimons provides a Girl's Guide to India.
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Istanbul, A Love Letter to Turkey’s Most Famous City
Istanbul, A Love Letter to Turkey’s Most Famous City In this love letter to the Turkish capital, James Pham highlights some of the reasons why Istanbul should still be at the top of your bucket list.
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Lessons from Jakarta
Lessons from Jakarta What happens when you can't find anything to like about a place because of your own prejudices and limitations? Jennifer Miller works her way through a difficult lesson about travel, Jakarta and herself.
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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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