Asia Travel Articles
15 of the Best Expat Blogs Of the many varieties of travel blogs, expat blogs are a particular favorite of staff writer (and expat wannabe) Jessica Spiegel. These are 15 of her favorites. 5 Great Itineraries in Asia for 5 Different Theme Trips Thinking about traveling around Asia but not sure what to do? Robert Fitzsimmons has five suggestions for theme trips that might be a good place to start. 7 Unique Modes of Transport In Asia If you've spent time traveling around Asia you know that transportation there often has its own local flair. Kelvin Lim points out 7 modes you won't likely find elsewhere. Just an Onsen – Matsuyama, Japan As storied as Dogo Onsen's history is, it's still an onsen. Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Borneo It may not be the highest peak on earth, but the 2 day climb up Mount Kinabalu will get even the fittest person heart pumping. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Tea and Scones are not the first thing you think of when visiting Malaysia. But travel to the Cameron Highlands and that is exactly what you will get. Sapa, Vietnam – Getting Out of Hanoi Vietnam, an emerging country where everyone is eager to join the modern world. But head deep into the hills of Sapa and you will find a community still holding on to their traditions. Thaipusam at the Batu Caves – Malaysia January is an exciting time to visit Malaysia. Not only is it Chinese New Year, but you will be able to witness the astonishing Hindu Festival of Thaipusam. People pierce themselves with hooks and spikes to worship Lord Muruga. Traditional Bali – A photo tour Travelling to Bali can be quite hectic. Night Clubs, touts, vendors and young surfers will keep you busy. But visit the quiet town of Ubud and you will discover a tradtional side of Bali. Riding Through Shock and Dust – Laos, Asia David Butterworth discovers there is more to Laos than meets the eye, when it comes to demanding foreigners pay up while bicycle touring and renting.