7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits

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Every culture and region has habits that outsiders find odd. Nellie Huang tells us about some Asian quirks that stand out above the rest.

Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination

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A combination of old and new, wild and urban, Mongolia is an up-and-coming destination perfect for independent travelers. Heather Carson suggests eight experiences not to miss.

Eat Your Way Around Istanbul: 10 Dishes Not to Miss

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Join David Joshua Jennings for a culinary tour of Istanbul’s must-eats.

How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia

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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.

How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia

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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.

Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip

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Train Travel in Southeast Asia

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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…

Five Tips for Traveling India by Train

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Train travel in India can be an overwhelming task in a sometimes overwhelming country. Samantha Love offers tips to help you enjoy the ride.

Bhutan: Why It’s Worth It

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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.

Travel South Korea on $30 a Day

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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.