Category: ASIA

Planning a Trip to China Without Using a Travel Agency

As the headline suggests, this article is meant for people looking to see China and are not interested in using a travel agency to book a group tour. You may decide after reading this that you are looking for a tour group and not the ‘solo’ trip. That’s okay! Regardless of your actual travel plans, I hope you find this helpful in preparing for your trip to China. Getting to China, even the idea of going to China, can be a very daunting task. From obtaining visas to researching destinations, there’s a lot to be done. I won’t spend...

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Backpacking Taiwan: 10 Things You Should Know

Travelling to Taiwan is not something a lot of travel bugs would feature in their blogs, Facebook posts, and Youtube videos compared to visiting Thailand or China. If you have worked or are working as an ESL teacher in China, it is hard to imagine that you have not decided to go out there and enjoy the beauty it has to offer. The same goes for Thailand. It is a land surrounded by pristine beaches and beautiful scenery that it is hard to not explore it. But what about Taiwan? What about this beautiful country that boasts of the...

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Kinshasa, Congo: A Travel Guide

Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one of the largest Francophone cities in the world, is an exciting and exhilarating place to travel. However, it is also very dangerous, especially for newcomers. What follows is a list of “dos and don’ts” to use as a guide should you ever travel there. Do 1) Expect to be singled out. Westerners (especially Whites) are easy to spot in Kinshasa. If you are visiting, you will look out of place walking the streets or even sitting in a car. Usually, there will be no aggression (though...

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Green Travel Options in Asia

As you sit down to decide on your vacation you need to ask yourself what is more important in your life, spending your vacation living it up or making a difference? I say make the difference – decide to take that vacation you will be proud to brag to your children and grandchildren about for years to come. An eco friendly vacation will not only help save mother earth but help prolong the life of its creatures. Here is a great green travel option for your Asian vacation this year. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is an island where you...

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Angkor Wat Facts – Everything You Need To Know

If you are planning to visit Cambodia anytime soon, you have stopped by the right place! We will tell you all the Angkor Wat facts so you can make the most of visiting the most remarkable part of Cambodia – Angkor Archaeological Park. People fly all across the globe just to be here, and it is time, you know why. Angkor is a listed under the World Heritage Sites, and dates between 9th and 15th century. Covering 400 square kilometers, it is full of spectacular art and architecture, exemplifying the ruins of Khmer Empire. Let us tell you the...

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