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.

 
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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How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip
How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but seeing the city on a budget doesn't have to mean skipping all the fun stuff. Mary Richardson tells you where it makes sense to spend some of your precious travel budget.
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India: Tips to Survive Your First Trip
India: Tips to Survive Your First Trip You've probably heard previous first-time visitors to India mention that it tends to be overwhelming, and not necessarily in a good way. Chabli Bravo spent much of a year there recently, and here she offers some great tips to prepare yourself with.
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11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan Has anyone ever told you that Japan is too expensive for budgeting travelers? This is a myth that Denise Tench attempts to bust with her insider tips on how to keep it cheap.
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Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China
Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China From a traditional village on the outskirts of Beijing to a spice market in the Muslim northwest to a seaside beer festival, longtime Beijing expat Jennifer Conrad takes you on a tour of the best parts of China that you've never heard of
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7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits
7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits Every culture and region has habits that outsiders find odd. Nellie Huang tells us about some Asian quirks that stand out above the rest.
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Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination
Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination A combination of old and new, wild and urban, Mongolia is an up-and-coming destination perfect for independent travelers. Heather Carson suggests eight experiences not to miss.
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Eat Your Way Around Istanbul: 10 Dishes Not to Miss
Eat Your Way Around Istanbul: 10 Dishes Not to Miss Join David Joshua Jennings for a culinary tour of Istanbul's must-eats.
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