Archive for February, 2009

The Annapurna Mountains

February 27, 2009  

The Annapurna Mountains

Commonly regarded as the most beautiful mountain range in the Himalayas, the Annapurna massif consists of six major peaks, including the towering majesty of Annapurna I, one of the fourteen peaks in the world that is over eight thousand meters high. Annapurna Mountains. Photo credit - sharnik. The main Annapurna trekking routes are rated as some of the best in the world by veteran hikers – they showcase the best scenery the Himalayas have to offer, from high alpine... [Read more of this review]

Should I Travel?

February 24, 2009  

Should I Travel?

Another week passed by, and life goes on. That’s how it goes now isn’t it? Christine of Almost Fearless wrote an inspiring piece recently on the philosophy of travel, answering her readers question on: Should I Travel? It’s a beautiful read you should definitely check out. For me personally, Travel is simply a dream I wish to pursue. I’m not exactly Traveling full time yet, or throwing away my 9-to-5s, but that is a goal I’m trying to achieve – to be able... [Read more of this review]

Eat, Shop and Party at Clarke Quay

February 21, 2009  

Eat, Shop and Party at Clarke Quay

Answers to the always asked question “What is there to do in Singapore?”, would invariably be – shop at Orchard Road, visit the Night Safari, or party down at Clarke Quay. A long time ago, that third answer would be met with quizzical looks amongst Singaporeans. In the early days, Clarke Quay was simply known as a bustling trade hub. Instead of the place for the young and beautiful, a more familiar scene was sun-tanned coolies loading and unloading a plethora of... [Read more of this review]

Mesmerizing Turkey

February 18, 2009  

Mesmerizing Turkey

To many foreigners, Turkey is synonymous with beautiful carpeted hallways of grandiose halls, with mesmerizing carvings and handcrafted decorations adorning the walls. It brings to mind the tale of a storyteller princess who fascinated her tyrannic monarch with her tales, night after night, for the whole a thousand and one nights. With Turkey’s expansive space and its varied tourist attractions, you would be similarly fascinated with this welcoming country. In no time,... [Read more of this review]

Locked in Everlasting Love

February 14, 2009  

Locked in Everlasting Love

Locks and love aren’t exactly synonymous. Love after all, was supposed to set you free. But at the N Seoul Tower in Namsan Park, South Korea, you’ll find thousands and thousands of locks symbolizing the love between couples. Unearthing Asia takes a peek behind this unusual tradition that has seen tourists both locals and internationals alike flock the site. A spectacular night view of Seoul from up at the Seoul Tower. Photo credit - ziczic90 With a spectacular... [Read more of this review]

Love is in the Air

February 11, 2009  

Love is in the Air

The smell of romance fills the warm spring air like no other. Tis’ the time of year where couples delight in displaying their affections in celebration of love. Mahigita. Je t’aime. Cinta. Seni seviyorum. A few of the many sweet nothings that will be whispered all over the world come Saturday. How will you be spending your Valentine, and where? (Yes, this is a cue for you to comment. Share with us your V-Day’s plan~!) Here at Unearthing Asia, we are... [Read more of this review]

The Cool Docks, Shanghai

February 9, 2009  

The Cool Docks, Shanghai

Despite the fact that most of the world is tightening its financial belt, young expat Shanghai, feeling insulated from the crisis “back home”, continues the hunt for new hangouts where the cocktails are sweet and pricey and the music hot and loud. Eager to join the fray, I headed to where I hoped the trendy throngs would be gathered – The Cool Docks. Ladies, if you are waiting for the perfect occasion to unveil your little black dress and killer heels:... [Read more of this review]

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