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.

 
Indie Travel in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for $50 a day
Indie Travel in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for $50 a day Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan may not be on your top places to visit, but if you are an intrepid and adventurous traveler you just may want to consider adding them!
Indie Travel in Hong Kong for $60 Per Day
Indie Travel in Hong Kong for $60 Per Day Some call it the world city of Asia, and Hong Kong has something for everyone. In the morning you can get lost in the city, taking in its international culture, and in the afternoon you can hike in the forest or lounge on the beach. And you can do it all for under $60 a day.
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.
The Real South Korea on $30 a Day
The Real South Korea on $30 a Day With five-dollar meals and seven-dollar beds, South Korea can be one of Asia's cheapest destinations. Get out of Gangnam to save cash and see the traditional side of the country.
Lessons from Jakarta
Lessons from Jakarta In which Jennifer Miller begins to work her way through the Indie Traveler Manifesto as it applies to Jakarta and her own inner journey.
A Bangka to Bohol: Adventures in Philippine Travel
A Bangka to Bohol: Adventures in Philippine Travel How two valiant travelers cope with the sometimes fickle Philippine’s transport system and avoid disaster in the process.
Exploring Indonesia by Motorbike
Exploring Indonesia by Motorbike While bus might be the most commonly used form of transportation for travelers in Indonesia, renting a motorcycle affords you the freedom to explore at your leisure and allows you to truly experience the amazing cultural diversity that exists.
Cambodia on $25 Per Day
Cambodia on $25 Per Day A blip on the Banana Pancake Trail or a worthy destination into itself? James Pham makes the case for why now is the perfect time for indie travel to Cambodia.
Burma is Back
Burma is Back Burma is back on the map for ethical travellers. Follow in Alex Jones' footsteps as he checks out a fascinating country where, for the moment at least, foreign tourists remain few and far between.
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.