August 20, 2012

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Laos

© photo: Lorna One of travellers’ favourites of South East Asia. Mountainous, landlocked,and mostly covered by forests, Laos’ highlights include the temples of Luang Prabang and tubing down the river in Vang Vieng. Tourists can stay in Laos for 30 days and Visa on Arrival are available at the main ports of entry.

Thailand

© photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg  original photo What makes this South-east Asian tropical country grow increasingly popular with tourists year after year? Easy travel, comfort, friendliness, exotic environment, good weather? Yes, but more than any factor, what makes this dynamic country stand out is its tourism diversity – its ability to evolve to accommodate anyone, whatever his...

Visa Regulations

Do I need to take care of my visa before I travel? How long can I stay? How much does a visa cost? Here is an overview of visa regulations for Japan, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia. Find out witch is the most tourist-friendly country when it comes to visa requirements.

Things to know about Phnom Penh

photo: erik.w.davis Cambodia’s capital and largest city is located on the banks of the Mekong river. Not many cities have a history like Phnom Penh, making it an interesting stop on your itinerary nowadays. The buildings of a highschool were turned into the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 detention and torture center in the 1970’s. Today it houses...

Things to know about Bangkok

photo by: WanderingtheWorld Officially known as the world’s hottest city, this steamy metropolitan is home to more than 10 million Bangkokians. If you look beyond the traffic jams and smog, Thailand’s capital has a lot to offer; from peaceful temples to vibrant night markets.Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)....

Asia’s most colourful airlines

photo: boeingdreamscape Some airlines have rather dull company colours and aircraft paintings. Other airlines went out of their way to spice up their fleet in order to attract more passengers in today’s heavy competition in the aviation industry. What is the most colourful airline you have flown? China Eastern Airlines hub: Shanghai, China popular destination: Beijing, Osaka, Seoul Since 1988 China Eastern...

Means of transport in Asia

photo by:countries in colors Hong Kong The Central-Mid-Levels escalator is the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world. The series of escalators cover a total of 800 meters in distance with an vertical climb of 135 meters. In the morning the escalator runs downhill and from 10.30am to midnight the escalator goes back up...

Most impressive skylines

photo by: Yuga. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower are among the world’s 25 tallest buildings. From 1997 to 2003  the 88 storey high Petronas Towers, connected with a skybridge at 170 meters height, were the highest buildings in the world. All skylines offer a unique fingerprint to a...

Most beautiful beaches in Asia

photo by: Chewy Chua Boracay, The Visayas, Philippines Long white sand beaches, watersport activities, lounge chairs, beachfront hotels and a buzzling nightlife, Boracay has it all. Tropical weather, clear blue water, swaying palm trees and fine sand – Asia’s beaches are the destination of choice for many travellers. We tried to put together a collection...

Photo Journey Through Myanmar (Burma)

The following photos were taken during a 10-day journey through Myanmar (Burma). Get enchanted with this visual journey through Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and other magical places. Thanks to Alex, Conni and Florian.   The currency in Myamar – Kyat: Even though the official exchange rate is about 7 Kyat for a US Dollar,...