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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Six Great Things to Do

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam and the main commercial center of the country. The French colonial architecture is a stark reminder of its historical past and tourists will never get bored in this fascinating city. Ho Chi Minh City is brimming with life and culture and even a […]

Wuhan, China: How to Eat Out in the Furnace City

I live and work most of the year in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province in central China. It is known as one of the “Furnace Cities” of China due to the oppressive heat during the summer. I once stayed in the city for part of one summer teaching and […]

Paete, Philippines: The Carving Capital of the Philippines

Is there something you are proud of about your homeland? If there’s something Filipinos are known for, it is being too proud of being a Filipino. I think Filipinos are one of the most patriotic people in the world. So, don’t be surprised when you see one who is trying to defend his culture or […]

Macau: Where to Take the Kids

Macau, which is just an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong, is a unique city and one of the foremost tourist destinations in this part of the world. Many tourists make the mistake of regarding Macau as a stopover destination only, but this notion is really misplaced. It is a city of extreme contrasts – […]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Perdana Botanical Garden

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Kuala Lumpur? Isn’t it the Petronas Towers? Bet it is! In fact, a trip to Kuala Lumpur is considered incomplete without paying a visit to these magnificent towers. While the city offers a brilliant view of the towers as well as […]

Kota Bharu, Malaysia: Exploring the City

Kota Bharu is the capital of Kelantan, Malaysia. There are a lot of things to do in this little city if you have the inclination to try something new and rather quiet. My nearly three-year stint in this place helped me discover a lot of things that can be done in this sleepy town. It […]

Penang, Malaysia: Exploring the Street Art Scene

Penang is a food haven! The type of street food it offers is like no other. I found this out when I had to set foot in this lovely city two years ago. Since then, we have been in love with Penang. Not just food, it offers adventure sports, nature hikes, scenic views and art […]

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia: The Lush Greens of Pahang

Travelling to Cameron Highlands wasn’t on my bucket-list. In fact, I was dissuaded by many from visiting them. Still, I thought of giving them a shot during my stint in Malaysia. It was getting too hot and I needed a cool, refreshing getaway, so off I went with my travel buddy to the lush greens […]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 36 Hours in the City

Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular destinations in the world, receiving countless tourists each year. The vibrant night-life and the looming skyscrapers have made Kuala Lumpur one of the most alluring metropolises in Southeast Asia. If you are on a whirlwind trip to this part of the world, then it makes sense to […]

Taipei, Tawain: The Five Best Night Markets

Night Markets are one of the best features in any Asia travel itinerary, and Taipei does not disappoint at all. The night markets open in the evening throughout the city and sell a wide variety of clothes and household products – but tourists are mainly attracted by the sumptuous street food. Some of these markets […]