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“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”                -Miriam Beard

Explore beautiful Asia, the Earth’s largest continent. Covering more than 30 % of the planet’s land surface, Asia is the most populous region. It has a unique blend of many first civilizations. Asia’s history is vast and the continent is abundant with diverse ethnic groups, cultural heritage, traditions and religious beliefs; all worth learning more about.

The countries within beautiful Asia include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste (West), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam


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Cause for a change: The post-pandemic future of Asia’s elephant tourism

By Bianca Caruana

In a small town in the southwestern region of Nepal, Eva the rescue elephant and her new companion Lhamo are sprouting a charming kinship.   Read more

Asia Social Responsibility
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How one Indonesian community is using ecotourism income to fight deforestation and climate change

By Nayla Azmi

Climate change is impacting the world in significant ways. We know this. But it’s impacting the beautiful islands of Indonesia, in particular…   Read more

Asia Eco-tourism Indigenous
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On the Nawabs’ Trail in Murshidabad

By Sugato Mukherjee

Two and a half centuries later, Murshidabad lies half-forgotten, 215 kilometres from Calcutta, cocooned in its glorious past, waiting for its distinct heritage trail to be rediscovered and restored.   Read more

India History
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Swat Valley: The Switzerland of Pakistan

By Muzammil Hussain

Swat Valley (Swat) is known as the ‘Switzerland’ of Pakistan because of its snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery.   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path History
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The Future of Sustainable Orangutan Treks in a Post-COVID World

By Nayla Azmi

As the only primate that only can be found outside of Africa, the orangutan lures people from all over the world to see its uniqueness of being strikingly similar to human beings.   Read more

Asia Social Responsibility
Author with some friendly shoemakers who invited her for tea in peshawar. Photo: Samantha Shea

How a trip to Pakistan changed my life

By Samantha Shea

I first became interested in Pakistan when I was 9 years old. At the time, I was completely fascinated by all things South Asia.   Read more

Asia Transformative
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The Pakistan I Know

By Madi Kh

What do you think of when you hear the name Pakistan?   Read more

Asia Insights History
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Da Nang and Bana Hills: Two of Vietnam’s Beautiful Treasures

By Farah Kasman

When people plan a trip to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh will be their first choice, and Da Nang regrettably skips by many wanderers’ itineraries.   Read more

Asia History
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India’s Golden Triangle: Beyond History, Culture, Food and Architecture

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The most popular circuit amongst foreign tourists is the Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.   Read more

India Architecture Food & Drink History
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A Weekend Adventure on the Coast of Desaru

By Farah Kasman

Desaru has one of the best beaches in the state of Johor.   Read more

Asia Nature & Outdoors
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Exploring the Paddy Fields in Sekinchan Town, Malaysia

By Farah Kasman

Malaysia is one of the beautiful and unique countries to visit in Southeast Asia. It’s a melting pot of cultures, populated by Malays, Chinese, Indians, and the various indigenous groups.   Read more

Asia Agritourism Landscape
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Bali battles a plastic ocean while eagerly awaiting economic respite

By Bianca Caruana

As if Bali hasn’t been suffering enough with the economic blow of COVID-19, locals are also battling a catastrophic environmental disaster as an abnormal amount of plastic washes up along popular tourist beaches Kuta & Seminyak.   Read more

Asia Social Responsibility Sustainability
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Mehrangarh: Rajasthan’s Fortress of the Sun

By Sugato Mukherjee

To the discerning traveler, Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur is an intricate tapestry of half a millennium of history, intertwined with bravery and artistry. And a few dark secrets.   Read more

India Architecture History
Belgadia Palace photo courtesy of Belgadia Palance

Mayurbhanj: Odisha’s Hidden Secret

By Sugato Mukherjee

The stately manor that dates back to 1804 is the residence of the Bhanj Deo royal family that had ruled the princely state of Mayurbhanj in eastern India   Read more

India Experiences Luxury Travel History
Seagulls are yearly visitors at the start of winter. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

Varanasi: From There to Eternity

By Sugato Mukherjee

It was my first trip to Varanasi and I was a little disappointed. The squalor, the impossible traffic jams, and the pollution added up to dispel my romantic notions about the city that Mark Twain had famously said to be ‘older than history, older than tradition, and even older than … Read more   Read more

India Food & Drink History