Articles for Asia

Surprises in Japan

Surprises in Japan June 15, 2012 | Asia, Japan | Read More
In the land of the rising sun, some things are seen in the light of day while other things remain in the shadows.  Japan is a nation that’s full of surprises around each corner.    From the food to the train travel, the unexpected awaits. Train in Tokyo Image:  mrhayata/Flickr Known for having...

The Most Badass Walkway in the World

The Most Badass Walkway in the World May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
You don’t need to be a mountain climber to scale cliffs anymore, apparently. It isn’t a via ferrata, either: Chinese workers in Yueyang, in the province of Hunan, are building one of the scariest walkways ever. Workers known as “spidermen” are risking their lives every day to build a scenic...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...

Everybody was King Fu Fighting…Including Hong Kong Airlines

Everybody was King Fu Fighting…Including Hong Kong Airlines April 28, 2011 | Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
Seems like flight attendants have to go through a whole lot of new training requirements these days before they hit the skies. Typical training no longer includes just Hostile Management, Disaster Safety and Customer Service lessons — now some flight attendants are expected to attend seminars about...

The Hermit Kingdom Opens Up: Traveling to North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom Opens Up: Traveling to North Korea March 30, 2011 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
North Korea has never been the easiest place to visit and most news out of this secretive nation — sandwiched in between its estranged neighbor South Korea and uneasy ally China — is extreme propaganda. However, there are a subset of travelers who really want to find out what goes on inside...

Chinese Train Hits 300 MPH, Proves It’s Not About The Journey

Chinese Train Hits 300 MPH, Proves It’s Not About The Journey December 28, 2010 | Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Travel News | Read More
The view on travel is that sometimes it’s about the journey, and sometimes it’s about the destination. In China, transportation officials are pushing the latter, with a new train that can hit more than 300 MPH without breaking a sweat. According to the Daily Telegraph, that’s the fastest...

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa December 7, 2010 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
South Korea is preparing for the holidays, AOL reported a few weeks ago. At the Everland amusement park in South Korea, penguins greeted the park’s visitors dressed as Santa and his flock of reindeer. The penguins’ reindeer costume consisted of antlers positioned on their back. You might...

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots October 25, 2010 | Budget, Japan, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
If you’re a native speaker of English, Chinese or Korean, Japan’s tourism agency may have a job for you. The agency is seeking 100 English-speaking, Chinese-speaking and Korean-speaking tourists who will travel through Japan and rate if certain amenities are “tourist-friendly”...

Justin Bieber and “TMI” Travel Tweets

Justin Bieber and “TMI” Travel Tweets October 18, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat | Read More
Justin Bieber may be young, but his fame has allowed him to see more of the world than most adults. And like any teenage, hormonal boy, Justin Bieber appreciates the quirky perks of foreign countries. Instead of marveling at the architecture, famous artwork, fashion and history of the wonderful places...

Delhi Deploys “Super Monkeys” to Police Other Animals

Delhi Deploys “Super Monkeys” to Police Other Animals October 14, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
Monkeys, apes and other simians may be seen by travelers from the  US and Europe more frequently in cartoons rather than in real life, but in New Delhi the creatures are no laughing matter. And authorities in the Indian capital are using them to help keep other animals in check during the popular Commonwealth...