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, the whine of a mosquito, the soft blow of water buffalo working, and the joy of getting so far off of the beaten path that you're lost and illiterate. This is Thailand
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.
Train Travel in Southeast Asia
Train Travel in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia has become an easy destination for independent travelers: buses and planes literally crisscross each and every corner. Regardless, Marco Ferrarese has extensively traveled the region by train, and still thinks that Southeast Asia on rails may offer a more rewarding and intimate travel experience. Let him take you by the hand through the basics of extended rail journeying across Southeast Asia...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The How To Guide to Traveling China By Train
The How To Guide to Traveling China By Train China's railway system has expanded to the third largest in the world, and it can get you almost anywhere cheap and easily. Here are seven simple steps Mitchell Blatt outlines to help you plan a trip in China by rail.
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.