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 Reasons to Fall in Love with Burma
8 Reasons to Fall in Love with Burma Burma has long been shrouded behind a cloud of controversy, but Andy Knight gives you a glimpse through the cloud into this country rich in history and tradition.
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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.
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Journey to the Spice Islands – Spice Islands, Indonesia, Asia
Journey to the Spice Islands – Spice Islands, Indonesia, Asia Dave Stocking recently returned from a trip to the Banda Islands, also known as the Spice Islands. This article is about the journey - and what a journey it turned out to be.
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Indie Travel in Myanmar for $45 Per Day
Indie Travel in Myanmar for $45 Per Day Myanmar, with its beautiful mountains, pristine lakes, temples, and outdoor activities galore, is a country that can be easily explored without punching a hole in the wallet. Learn how Chelsea Perino experienced all that Myanmar had to offer on a $45 a day budget.
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Falling in Love with Malaysian Food
Falling in Love with Malaysian Food Many people consider Malaysia as one of the world's most eclectic food paradises. Marco Ferrarese, long term foreign resident in the country, gives you 10 tips to get straight to the counter and order your roti canai biasa – and much more - confidently in second
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Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad?
Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad? Could you be safer abroad than at home? Maurice D. Valentine reflects on drinking and violence across three countries: Japan, Australia and the U.S. and comes to some surprising conclusions.
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An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers
An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers India can show you its best and worst sides in the same breath. From stunning scenery to smelly streets, it's not difficult to form a love/hate relationship with this amazing country. And things can be even more challenging and rewarding for solo female travelers. If you're planning to visit, Jo Fitzsimons provides a Girl's Guide to India.
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Istanbul, A Love Letter to Turkey’s Most Famous City
Istanbul, A Love Letter to Turkey’s Most Famous City In this love letter to the Turkish capital, James Pham highlights some of the reasons why Istanbul should still be at the top of your bucket list.
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Lessons from Jakarta
Lessons from Jakarta What happens when you can't find anything to like about a place because of your own prejudices and limitations? Jennifer Miller works her way through a difficult lesson about travel, Jakarta and herself.
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The Thailand of Your Dreams
The Thailand of Your Dreams Waking in a rice paddy to the whine of a mosquito, the soft blow of water buffalo working; this is the joy of getting off the beaten path. This is Thailand
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