This week we’re sharing a guest post from Jim Liang, a writer at Asia Marvels. Jim is a seasoned traveler in Asia. He aims to inspire and help others who seek to travel in this beautiful part of our world. Today he is sharing his top tips for first time visitors to Malaysia!
There are 49 different recognized ethic groups living throughout Laos, each with a distinct culture based on their diet, traditions and clothing. These groups live high in the mountains, in jungles, along plains and lowlands, or nearby rivers. Their ways of life have gone on for centuries, and some still do not use currency, instead trading with one another for basic living necessities and other items of beauty or desire. [Read more…]
At 5:30am each morning hundreds of monks leave their respective temples, bare feet padding softly on the sidewalks. They are in a walking meditation, traversing the streets of Luang Prabang in long, straight lines, carrying their heavy alms bowls over one shoulder. [Read more…]
In early 2017 Stevo and I spent a weekend at Eden Eco Village in Kampot, Cambodia. Both mornings we were there I was the only student in Chardé’s 7am yoga class on the deck above the river. We chatted before and after class and I learned that she was there on a work-trade, staying and eating for free in exchange for teaching yoga and serving food. She also runs an awesome yoga website, Namasté Con Chardé. Chardé’s story opened our eyes to these types of work-trade opportunities, and we knew we had to share it with you!
Getting advice from a local on where to travel can lead to some amazing, off the beaten path experiences. Kieran shares about his trip to Ban Mae Klang Luang, about 80km (50 miles) from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. We’ve been to Chiang Mai several times, but had never heard of this beautiful rural village in the hills. The journey to get there sounds like quite an adventure too! (Directions at the end) [Read more…]
Which bus companies should you use when traveling around Cambodia?
We love visiting destinations in Asia that are outside the main tourist trail. Part of the beauty of travel is getting off the beaten path, meeting new people, and exploring places you may never have known existed. We are excited to bring you this guest post by Ivy Oliver about five best kept secret destinations in Asia.
Have you been to any of these places? We’ve only been to #3 (so far!), and missed #5 when we were in Singapore. Looks like we’ll just have to go back! [Read more…]
Plantation Urban Resort and Spa is 1/2 a hectare of paradise dropped, improbably, right into the heart of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The location could not be more convenient, within walking distance or a short tuk tuk ride from the capital’s most important cultural sites, restaurants and entertainment venues.
I first met Nikki in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at a meet-up with Girl Gone International, a group connecting women living and traveling overseas. We were sat next to each other and got to chatting. The inevitable “What do you do for work?” question came up, and I was fascinated by Nikki’s story of how she started her own business here. You never know what will happen if you hone in on your expertise and open yourself up to the possibilities of Working in Asia! [Read more…]