Asia | Indiana Jo

Asia holds the titles for being both the largest and most populated continent in the world. It’s also rich with history. And that’s all before we get to Asia’s beaches and, of course, Asia’s delectable food.

Don’t be fooled, however. While Asia might sit as one gigantic land mass (with plenty of Asian islands), the various countries are very culturally distinct. From Japan and China in the north to Indonesia and Thailand further south, you could spend a lifetime exploring Asia’s different cultures and sights.

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Beijing will no doubt grab the attention of city lovers but the Thai beaches, Cambodian temples, Vietnamese food and Myanmar’s Asia of yesteryear deserve separate trips all in themselves. But don’t worry, this easy to navigate continent makes it possible to combine a few countries into one trip.

For those of you looking to spend time backpacking in Asia, you’ll be thrilled to find that travel is pretty budget-friendly in these parts.

As for me, I’ve visited Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China, The Philippines and, most recently, Myanmar.

There’s still so much to see and I have some favourites I will return to time and again.

In my posts, I tend to cover things to do in Asia as well as what to eat, where to go, suggested itineraries and the occasional travel story about the downright odd and amusing things that happen while you travel…like that time I found a snake in my room in Vietnam. Don’t worry, ‘this never happens’ the hotel lady told me. Personally, I hear that a lot, but it’s all part of the story.

So, get stuck in. I hope there’s some Asia travel inspiration in here for you to enjoy.

As ever, I often travel quicker than I write so if I’ve listed some places in Asia above but haven’t got any posts up on the site yet, drop me a line. Or sign up to my newsletter.

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