Asia

Travel in Asia

Asia, the land of mysticism and wonder, the land of flamboyant culture. The land that will make you want to leave and make you want to stay at the same time. The land that can make you gasp and just stare in wonder, the land that welcomes you and draws you in. Asia is a lot of things to many people.

Asia, the most populated continent, is home to many and a resting pad for many others. The place where lotus’ bloom and tiger’s roam, the place where the cold winds from the Himalayas blow and the warm waters of the Arabia sea flow.

Both the lowest and the highest points on the earth’s surface are in Asia. The tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa – is in Asia. So is the highest mountain in the world, Everest. (Yeah, Everest, at 29,035 ft is the highest mountain in the world, but not the tallest. The tallest mountain in the world is the dormant volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii, USA that stands at 33,480 ft if you count from the bottom of the ocean floor).

The world’s major religions – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism were birthed in Asia; so were a few of the minor ones. Many ancient civilizations once thrived in Asia, and the ruins now tell stories of bygone days. Temples, mosques, churches, forts and castles, they’re all here in Asia. Happening places – Mumbai, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, HongKong, Chiang Mai, and so many more – they’re all here in Asia. Exotic cuisines – Vietnamese, Chinese, Afghan, Indian, Burmese, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Iranian, Thai and so many more – they’re all in Asia.

Okay, you probably got it by now. Asia, the world’s largest and diverse continent has a lot to offer. There’s so much to explore in Asia, from Leh & Ladakh, to Macau and Hongkong, from the forests of Borneo to the foothills of the Himalayas.

I could keep going, but isn’t it better to just read these posts about travel in Asia by my friends and myself here?

National Parks & Reverse

Pench Tiger Reserve, India : The land of The Jungle Book

Ranthambore National Park : Spotting tigers and cubs on safari

Hiking in Chandoli National Park 

Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

Hills & Mountains

Indian hill stations you must visit at least once

Bryant Park in Kodaikanal, India

Manali trails with Enchanted Outings : Snow, Igloos and Winter Fun

Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta Village, Manali, India

How to build an igloo : Lessons in the Manali snow

By the Seaside

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

Palolem in South Goa, India : Why should you visit?

Visiting Eilat in Israel

Discovering the Dead Sea region

Forts & Castles

Nahargarh Fort: Abode of Tigers

How the majesty of Masada awed me

Cities, Towns & Countries

13 Things to do in Vietnam : Baker’s Dozen Series

Mumbai(Bombay) City Guide: India’s City of Dreams Through my Eyes

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

13 things to do in Singapore : Baker’s Dozen Series

Jerusalem – The Old City, Eternal City

Asian Cuisine

What’s for dessert in your culture?

What’s for dinner in your culture?

What’s for breakfast in your culture?

Indian Street Food You must Taste

East Indian Cuisine and Recipes

East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

East Indian Mango Chutney like Aam Murabba, Chunda or Varenye

Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber Recipe

Goat Tripe – Vajri Khudi Curry : East Indian Series

Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

Traditional Christmas Sweets : East Indian Series

Special East Indian Chicken Tope : East Indian Series

Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

Of Vajri Curries and Trotters Khudi : East Indians?

Restaurants & Cafes

Aromas Cafe in Juhu, Bombay, India

Brunch at Elco Pani Puri Restaurant, India – Lovin’ my Bombay Series

Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

Resorts and Lodges in Asia

Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

Lebua Lodge : Lush luxury near the Amer Fort wall

A mid week retreat at the Retreat

Inspirational Series

Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

Independent Young Nomad : Inspiration Series – Jeremy

Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

Random Listicles & Travel Tales

Amazing Churches Across the World

Of bras and things – Stories of traveling boobs

Bizarre or Weird? What was the most peculiar thing someone said to you while travelling?