Category: Travel Asia

The amazing secret Asian destinations that you wont find on tour agency books.

The Essential One-Page Super-Guide to Nepal

Touted as one of the most beautiful places on earth,  a landlocked nation sandwiched between rising superpowers, Nepal is bordered by China in the north and India in the south, east, and west. A multiethnic nation with a population of 26.4 million, Nepal is also home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point… Read more →

The One-Page Super-Guide to Laos for new visitors & expats

Laos is a fascinating country, sometimes forgotten by not being graced with a stunning coastline like it’s neighbors, regardless, it’s a trekkers dream and one of South East Asia’s fastest growing economies. The country is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest, and Thailand to the west and southwest. View the… Read more →

Vietnam – The One-Page Super-Guide for Visitors and Long Term Residents

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the north-west, Cambodia to the south-west, the Gulf of Thailand to the south and the South China Sea to the East. It is well known for its bustling big cities being the capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, along with its beaches, rivers,  French colonial… Read more →

The Essential One Page Cambodia Starter Guide [for Visitors and Future Residents]

Cambodia is fast becoming a hot destination not only for holiday-makers but also for long-stay expats. Long stayers can be broken into several categories including the ones unable to afford a reasonable life in their home country, the retiree with limited funds, the sexpat, the digital nomad, the volunteer, English teachers and the business savvy seeking to invest in a… Read more →

Exploring Melbourne’s Vibrant Asian Communities

How would it be if I told you that you don’t need a passport to explore Asian communities and cultures? And of course taste all the different and amazing cuisines that they offer? Do you believe me? Well, it’s completely possible in Australia! And how lucky we are. The most popular Asian nationalities represented in Australia are Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian… Read more →

Where to Go in Palawan, Philippines

Palawan gives off an aura of mystery with hidden secrets as well. Even though you may have read a lot of articles and even blogs about Palawan, you may find yourself having a difficulty planning your itinerary as there are literally thousands of places to see in Palawan. Palawan has three major tourist destinations. These are located in different cities,… Read more →

Introducing Palawan Island Philippines

Palawan Island in the Philippines is a unique location in the Philippine map, starting with its unique location. It is a long and thin strip of land off the coast of the west Philippine sea. None of Palawan’s main soil is connected to any of the three major Islands of the Philippines namely: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Palawan’s unique geographical… Read more →

Apo Island: Nature’s Gift to Scuba Divers

Apo Island, to first timers, may look like a faint, unassuming little island with nothing much to offer to its visitors. But if one gives this island a shot, even non-fanatics of scuba diving or snorkeling will automatically have a change of heart and mind once they get to experience what this island is all about. In fact, Apo Island… Read more →

Bangkok on a Budget: 5 Places to Visit

While most people have dreams of travelling the world, holidays can easily become expensive, making it difficult to turn those dreams into reality. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a vibrant city, with some of the best shopping precincts in the world. Here are 5 budget friendly options in Bangkok: Visit the Markets The market places in Bangkok have… Read more →

Fast Food, Korean Style!!

Travelling to Korea anytime soon? You might want to check out this video of Korean fast food. Sure, you may have Mcdonald’s from where you are but you haven’t tasted the “Koreanized” Mickey D’s before. Let this video give you a heads up on what to expect when you step into a Taco Bell or a Mickey D in the… Read more →

A must-visit in Bacolod: The Ruins

Here’s a great place to spend the afternoon in! It’s called the Ruins and it’s an attraction located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. You could say that it is a hidden treasure within the city. It also has a great story behind it, a story of love. The place is vast and beautiful and, despite the name “Ruins”, it… Read more →

The Maskarra Festival in Bacolod, Philippines

The Masskaara Festival in Bacolod has been celebrated by it’s people for many many years. Presently, it’s a festival that many people from other parts of the world look forward to. It’s celebrated every October and it’s filled with colorful masks and costumes, street dancing, and partying. Possibly Related Posts: Where to Go in Palawan, Philippines Introducing Palawan Island Philippines… Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: What’s it all about

White sandy beaches are abundant in Bohol. But the most popular would probably be the beaches along Panglao Island. Just imagine stepping out of your hotel room into the infinite cloudless sky, white sand and clear, turquoise water. That is one beautiful experience of Panglao Island. Panglao Island is a small island mostly made of coralline limestone found in the… Read more →

Swimming with Jellies in Palau

If someone dared you to jump into a lake full of jellyfish, would you do it? The obvious answer would be NO but for this lake, many will make an exception. This is widely known as the Jellyfish lake found in Palau Island (an island located in the Western Pacific Ocean). It’s completely isolated from the ocean so the species… Read more →

My Experience During the Panaad Festival

Negros Occidental is one of the Philippines’ recognizable provinces. It is made up of different municipalities and every year, a festival is held in my city, Bacolod, to showcase what each municipality can offer. The festival is called “Panaad sa Negros” or “Panaad Festival”. During the festival, you’ll be able to see creatively constructed attractions and booths so you can… Read more →

Is this Really Paradise on Earth?

Is there such a thing as paradise on earth? I’ve asked myself that question again and again every time I feel the stress of the city life. It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized that “paradise” was right in my backyard (not literally, of course). This video is such an inspiration! I, myself, have traveled to other… Read more →

What to do during Bacolaodiat

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this Bacolod before in your entire life, it’s a relatively small city in the Philippines, about an hour away from the Capital by plane. You may even call it a province but it’s nothing like the country side — it’s well developed and it’s progressing. It’s also known as the City of Smiles… Read more →

Where are you going in 2014?

If you’re planning on taking a vacation in 2014 but have no idea where to go to, it would be best for you to check out Lonely Planet. They’ve been hard at work in bringing you a compilation of great places and great things to do this 2014. You’ll find out the top 10 countries to travel to, the top… Read more →

This is for You, Untraveller!

“Travelling is rebellion in its purest form”, says a Pinterest-worthy quote.  Couldn’t you agree more? Although, there will always be someone who can honestly admit that he or she loves the daily grind, wouldn’t it be nice to just get away from all these boring routines?  Take yourself far, far away or not too far at all. We do not… Read more →

Three Must Sees in the Island of Bohol

The Island of Bohol has three main features that can either be the best introduction, the finest highlight or the supreme conclusion to one’s visit. Basically it’ll vary from the visitor’s mood and preference but the impact will be consistent. There is no particular order to these features; you just have to make sure that you get to experience everything… Read more →

Asia’s Top 7 Destinations for Australians

Asia is a continent known for its outstanding hospitality and infamous tourist attractions, read on to discover the top destinations in Asia, for Australian holiday makers. Bali, Indonesia One of the most popular tourist destinations, throughout all of Asia, a holiday to Bali offers Australians affordable airfares, inexpensive accommodation, cheap shopping and friendly, local hospitality. Whether you are planning a… Read more →

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam

Vietnam is a country rich with cultural flavour and historical significance. If you’re planning a short holiday to Ho Chi Minh City, reconsider lengthening your trip, as there is so much to see and do within this vibrant city and its spectacular surrounds. When staying in Ho Chi Minh City, make sure you take some time to check out these… Read more →

Leyte: A Budding Philippine Destination

The island of Leyte may not be as popular as its neighboring islands in the Visayas area of the Philippines. But don’t underestimate this island (and the province of the same name). It can very much compete with other islands in the country, both in history and travel destinations. Leyte is located in the Eastern Visayas region, with the city… Read more →