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.

 
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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How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia
How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world.  Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you'll need to know.
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How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia
How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia From getting muddy in the rice paddies to visiting a medicine man, Zoë Smith offers some advice on ditching the tourist trail and traveling like a local in Indonesia.
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Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip
Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip
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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...
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Five Tips for Traveling India by Train
Five Tips for Traveling India by Train Train travel in India can be an overwhelming task in a sometimes overwhelming country. Samantha Love offers tips to help you enjoy the ride.
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Bhutan: Why It’s Worth It
Bhutan: Why It’s Worth It Bhutan, a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas offers unique adventures to travelers, but has a reputation for being expensive that deters potential visitors. Kellie Netherwood explains why it is worth it.
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Travel South Korea on $30 a Day
Travel 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.
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Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia
Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia Fancy some real Central Asian adventure to feel like an explorer on the Silk Road? In this case, please read on, as Marco Ferrarese - who has recently completed an overland hitchhiking trip from Singapore to Europe - has a set of tips ready to help you find a ride across the region. Learn how to tackle greedy Uzbek drivers, score lifts across the Tajik mountains, dodge the Turkmen foreign travelers' restrictions, and end up with multiple invitations to visit your hosts’ families for the ultimate Central Asian adventure.
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6 Secrets for Diving Deep into Japanese Culture
6 Secrets for Diving Deep into Japanese Culture If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.
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