Asia


Updated on: 03/8/19The following is a guest post by Breaking Barriers. Lebanon, that small country on the Mediterranean coastline, occupied by so many famous civilizations throughout the centuries, is regaining its status as a tourist destination. Lebanon is a country with a turbulent past, and a history that spans many different cultures. It is a country that is welcoming and inviting, but also one where you will need to be aware of...

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Updated on: 03/4/19The following is a guest post from Swing Abroad. Hanoi, the capital of Southeast Asia’s most backpackers-friendly destination, Vietnam has been welcoming travelers for several decades now. The foods, architectures, history, and culture just kept travelers coming back for more. And today, we’re going to look into 10 things to do in Hanoi. Colonized by the French for centuries, architectures in Hanoi is heavily...

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Updated on: 02/1/19The following is a guest post by Gadsventure. We first travelled to Japan when we were fresh faced young backpackers, newly-weds with the whole world at our feet. My husband and I arrived full of anticipation and wonder about this exciting destination and it did not disappoint! Fast forward 12 years and our pace of travel has changed somewhat with four kids in tow! After that first trip, Japan had always held a...

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Updated on: 05/30/18Komodo Dragon Island is my final stop in Asia, and one of the more complicated ones to reach. I actually wondered if it was worth the effort to see some of the biggest lizards in the world. After much thought, I decided to pull the trigger, because I do want to see all Seven Wonders of Nature. How to see the Komodo Dragon Island To see the Komodo Dragon Island, you must first fly into Bali, Indonesia. After...

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Updated on: 05/30/18After an amazing trip to Jeju Island, I was feeling ready to continue the journey. My next destination will take me to Beijing, where I eagerly want to see the Great Wall of China. I booked a flight from Jeju Island to Beijing, with a layover in Nantong, using my Aeroplan. Not expecting any issues, I proceeded to the ticket counter to present my passport and to drop off my giant backpack. “Sir, do you have a VISA...

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Updated on: 01/8/19It was my turn to get my passport stamped at the Cambodian side of the border. I hand it to the immigration officer, and he begins to flip through the pages. “Where is your Cambodia E Visa?” I tell him I thought I only needed it to enter the country, not to exit. He rudely throws my passport across the counter, hitting me in the chest. “Get your Cambodia E Visa printed or you can’t leave the country!” demanded the...

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