NE Asia Travel Articles

 
The Back Side of the Mountain – Lhasa, Tibet, China, Asia
Debby Merickel finds that Lhasa, the former capital of Tibet, takes all of your senses at least one step beyond comfort.
Why You Should Go To Yunnan – Yunnan, China, Asia
Andris Bjornson thinks Yunnan province of China warrants the phrase "you should" - go there, see it.
The Fisherman of Erhai Hu Lake – Dali, China, Asia
Olga Leskiw-Suzuk convinces her husband to go cormorant fishing. The fisherman disappears with a bounce in his walk.
Linfen, China: Ancient City to Apocalypse – Linfen, China, Asia

How did Linfen, China, become the world's most polluted city? Gary Foyster chronicles the former capital's fall from grace.

Pure Pachinko: A look into Japan’s Favorite Pass Time – Japan, Asia
Pure Pachinko: A look into Japan’s Favorite Pass Time – Japan, Asia Pachinko is as much a part of modern Japanese culture as sushi and sake, but what's it all about? Grab your smokes, head for the bright lights and find out with Dan Murphy.
Down and Out in Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China, Asia
Thomas Antoni Carter's poor backpacker's epiphany in Asia's wealthiest city.
Hainan Island: The Hawaii of the East – Hainan Island, China, Asia
Out of curiosity, Benson Wallace took a boat to Hainan Island, where he found a slice of SE Asia in China - coffee shops that had been around since before Starbucks, lots of Russians, Chinese using to
Japan on the Cheap: A User Guide – Japan, Asia
Japan on the Cheap: A User Guide – Japan, Asia Dan Murphy offers this guide for those wanting to go to Japan and hesitating because of its high price reputation. His tips include shoestring budget transportation, accommodations and eateries.
Backpackers Behaving Badly – Chengdu, China, Asia
Thomas Antoni Carter spent seven days in China's wildest youth hostel!
Chinese Cultural Quirks Exposed – China, Asia
Writer, Greg Foyster, takes a humorous look at some more off-colour Chinese customs.