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.

 
8 Dishes to Try in Bangkok
8 Dishes to Try in Bangkok Thai food is one of the most popular and trendy cuisines in the world. But how many people simply stop at Pad Thai? James Pham highlights some of the best street food Bangkok has to offer, proving that there is life after Pad Thai.
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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 By whatever name you call 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, rich in flavor as well as history.
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5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia
5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia Overwhelmed by all the volunteering possibilities in Asia? Let Hannah from Go Overseas, an expert at volunteering abroad, narrow down the options with these 5 incredible opportunities.
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The Best Place in the World to Trek
The Best Place in the World to Trek Nepal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya is contained within Nepal's borders, and the opportunities to explore this vast are many. Here is a look at some of the most exciting trekking opportunities in Nepal, with information on how to prepare and what you’ll need to bring.
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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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Teach English in Asia in Five Simple Steps
Teach English in Asia in Five Simple Steps You don't have to quit your job, purchase an expensive plane ticket, and fly halfway around the world on a whim that you'll find a job when you get there. If you want a meaningful career without the risk, follow Jessica Hill's five simple steps to landing a job as a Foreign English Teacher in Asia, before you even leave home.
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8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan, India
8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan, India Explore the world of the Rajputs and witness a way of village life that hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years. From step wells to sexy sculptures, Anne Supsic shows you how to dig deeper into Rajasthan and create your own triangle of adventure.
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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!
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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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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.
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