Asia

Your Ultimate Guide: How to Plan a Tibet Tour

Bert Maxwell's picture

Well-known for the pilgrimage trips that are being undertaken in this region, Tibet is a very popular location, both among pilgrims as well as the trekkers and tourists. The natural beauty of Tibet is unique, and many people visit to explore or hike it. A Tibet tour is a majorly undertaken pilgrimage. However, there are many non-pilgrimage tourists, as well. People from around the world come here for Kailash trekking and also for the Mansarovar Yatra.

Beehive Fireworks Festival: Taiwan’s Most Dangerous Event

Casey Siemasko's picture

Taiwan has some truly unique holidays and festivals.

A Traveler's Guide to Balinese Street Food

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Have you ever longed to go to Bali? Of course! It's an enticing place - interesting, beautiful, and culturally rich. And the food... 

Why aren't there Balinese restaurants everywhere? The cuisine is delicious, innovative, and full of local fruits and vegetables. And while I haven't been to Bali yet, I've found a cookbook that can take our tastebuds there. 

5 Reasons to Take a Road Trip on Taiwan’s Northeast Coast

Casey Siemasko's picture

One of my favorite ways to explore a new destination is via road trip. With the freedom of the open road, the flexibility to go where you want, when you want, and the chance to stumble upon towns and experiences not indexed in any guidebook—well, what’s not to love?

 

Money in Asia

by Joel Carillet / May 24, 2008 /
Joel Carillet's picture

Money is pretty important, and most places have it. One recent exception: the Khmer Rouge, who brutally ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, outlawed money because they considered it anti-socialist. Given that one in five Cambodians died during their five-year rule on account of starvation, disease, and execution, one can be skeptical that this – or most any other decision the Khmer Rouge made – was a good one. But back to money and other countries…/p>

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